Monday, 17 May 2010
Saint Paschal Baylon - 3 Cl.
In his youth, he tended flocks. He entered the Order of St. Francis, and became a model of all religious virtues. Leo XIII declared him protector of all Eucharistic Congresses. He died A.D. 1592.
O God, who didst adorn blessed Paschal Thy Confessor with a wonderful love for the holy Mysteries of Thy Body and Blood; mercifully grant, that we too may be worthy to receive the rich spiritual graces which he received from this divine banquet: Who livest and reignest...
'The just shall fourish like palm tree: he shall grow up like the ceda of Libanus in the house of the Lord'' (Ps 91)
"God is as really present in the consecrated Host as He is in the glory of Heaven,"