Work Hard, Eat Well

I didn’t know much about Saint Peter Julian Eymard, but I loved this quote attributed to him:

When we work hard, we must eat well. What a joy, that you can receive Holy Communion often! It’s our life and support in this life — Receive Communion often, and Jesus will change you into himself.

Such a lovely thought, especially given the stagnation in sacramental practice in the 19th century. It seems saintly folk were nudging us to a greater transformation as disciples of the Lord even as standard practice was to keep a distance.

The image is Auguste Rodin’s bust of this holy man.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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