the night before His death, His betrayer already at work, our Lord
lifted a simple chalice in a world covered in darkness. Elevating it,
He sealed for eternity a new covenant between God and man, imparting
to us the gift of His Body and Blood.
these sublime meditations on the events of Holy Thursday, Nobel
laureate François Mauriac reminds us of the ineffable value of the
gift given us that evening in the Upper Room: the Eucharist, present
still in the tabernacles of the world...where
Christ waits patiently for us to visit Him, pray with Him, and
receive fullness of life from Him.
read these stirring pages is to rejoice again in the fact that Christ
has not left us orphans. He remains with us at all times in the
Eucharist, without which we can never attain true peace. As Mauriac
notes, “No man knows himself, if he has not looked at his soul in
the light of the Host lifted above the ciborium.”
then, into the heart of this mystery of our Faith. Take your seat at
the table beside our Lord. Learn why millions of souls believe that
Christ is physically present in their local church, and discover the
joy they experience when they meet Him there. You, too, can have the
strength, the hope, and the consolation Christ gives to all who place
themselves beside Him.