Sharing Insights

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us!


Sharing Insights with Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Fr. Michael Lapierre, S.J.:

Pope John Paul II has made the year of the Holy Eucharist possible for us. He is anxious that his people grow in appreciation and admiration for this wonderful gift given them by their divine Savior on the night when He began His passion. "No greater love than this," His has told His disciples, "that one lays down one's life for one's friends." On this night He was about to lay down His life for us that we might receive and live that life, life to be ours for all eternity. "I am come," He told us, "that you may have life and have it to the full."

In this Eucharist Christ Jesus is received, His passion and death is recalled, the mind is filled with grace and a pledge of future glory is given us. During this year especially at the times we come to receive this Eucharist we should make it an occasion to reflect upon the divine wisdom, the divine love and the divine power revealed in this sublime mystery. To rekindle our devotion we can hardly do better than take up and read meditatively the Fourth Book of the Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. It will aid to inflame our love and deepen our commitment to Jesus our Lord and Redeemer. It also offers us a fitting way to respond to the Pope's desire for us.

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John Cheng:

According to St. Thomas Aquinas and the teaching of the Church, the Real Presence or the whole of Jesus Christ is both in Heaven and in the Holy Eucharist.

If so, just as Christ is the Uncreated-created Being, the only Mediator between the whole of Uncreation and creation, so is the Holy Eucharist per se between the whole of the Uncreated and the created realities. This is so much more so when we begin to see and appreciate the Uncreated-created Eucharistic rays ceaselessly overflowing from the Eucharistic Christ and simultaneously permeating the whole of creation through and through.

Indeed, when we begin to cooperate with God in faith, hope and love, in particular in humble adoration, these transcosmic Eucharistic radiances would begin to further divinize, energize, transform, sustain and nourish us all profusely. The mystery of the Holy Eucharist and that of the cosmic dimension of Christ are thus inseparable. And when more and more people begin to see it, more and more people would begin to come to realize the indescribable importance of Eucharistic Adoration as an immense act of love not only for God Himself, but also for the whole Family of Holy Angels and Saints, as well as for all humanity and creation.

Thanks to Christ's superabundant Uncreated-created rays overflowing from the Holy Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration on the part of created beings is, therefore, an immense act of activating God's Uncreated omnipresence in humanity and creation. Alleluia!

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Sr. Maria Teresa Hu, a doctoral student at the Fu Jen Department of Religious Studies since September 2003, received the following message directly from the Lord on Holy Friday, 1983: "As long as you receive my Eucharist, you shall never lack my grace."

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A Taoist, non-Christian professor teaching chi at Fu Jen Catholic University witnesses that every time when he is in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament he feels the presence of some wonderful chi.

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Bernadette Cheng sent in a message about Bishop Fulton Sheen's secret of success, i.e., spending a holy hour a day before the Blessed Sacrament.

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Here is a beautiful prayer shared by someone: "Heavenly Father, in the name of your Son Jesus, I ask you to bless me and my day. Give me the Holy Spirit to do what is most pleasing to you!"

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Believe it or not, the following message was sent here by a gentleman called P. C. just two days before South Asia was hit on December 26, 2004 by perhaps the worst tsunami ever with a dead toll of more than 150,000, saying: "...very busy.....spent 3 hrs. daily after work to pray ......including one mass .....please pray for peace ........Our Lady of Medjugorje had a very mystery message...check spirit daily two days ago...seems very serious....she asks her children to wipe her tears........"

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Tony E. witnesses to our dear readers, saying: "Whenever I am troubled with no one to turn to for help I always go and kneel or sit in front of the Holy Eucharist. It does not matter if the Holy Eucharist is not exposed. I receive the same comfort sitting or kneeling in front of the tabernacle. Try it. You will never regret it. Take care."

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Although God is everywhere, Sr. Monica Wei, a doctoral student in the Department of Religious Studies at Fu Jen since June, 2004, would like to say that God is especially present in the Holy Eucharist.

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Anna L. prays sincerely: "Lord Jesus, I love You! It is because You are my Saviour. How I wish that all people would know and love You also!"

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As where there is no priest, there is no Eucharist, Leo N. would like to ask for prayers for more vocations.

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Ann R. prays: "O Sacrament, Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine. All praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment Thine!"

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John Chiang, a 4th year student at Fu Jen, affirms what the Bible teaches: "The Bread of God is that which comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world. Whoever eats It will never be hungry, and whoever believes in It will never be thirsty." (cf. Jn 6:33, 35)

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Monica Pang, a teacher at Fu Jen Catholic University, says: "Each time when we receive the Eucharist, our whole being becomes a ciborium or tabernacle, so holy and glorious."

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Spiritually, as Lau Lan Ying sees it, the Holy Eucharist is the Source of Life and Origin of Vitality.

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In the experience of Lucy Chua, Jesus, being truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, is the greatest comforter in the world.

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Concurring with the insight of Pope St. Pius X, the Pope of the Blessed Sacrament, Mr. And Mrs. John and Carmen L. are convinced that the Holy Eucharist is the quickest and safest way to Heaven.

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A Priest says: "May those who partake in the Consecrated Bread become one Mystical Body of Christ."

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According to a spiritual director at Fu Jen Catholic University, the Eucharist is a many-splendour Mystery. As John Paul II said in his Apostolic Letter, the Eucharist radiates luminosity in this dark world where we live in.

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Another priest would like to encourage us to receive the Bread of Life as frequently as possible, as It is our Bread of life.

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Referring to the Bread from Heaven, Profs. Thomas and Janine reiterate: "Christ really is there today!"

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St. Francis Prayer Group: "Eucharistic adoration (i.e., spending time in front of the Eucharist) is like having the private audience with our Saviour Jesus Christ, which is the most intimate moment one can share our deepest thoughts with Jesus. It is truly the most mystical, peaceful, and heavenly experience one can have, beyond words."

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Dr. Catherine C., M. D. : "Dear Jesus, let me feel your intimate presence and celebrate your unconditional love through the Holy Eucharist."

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Henry T. : "Here I am. I am here to do your will. No matter how humble, how difficult, and how long it would take, please guide me."

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Wai-Chin: "To me Eucharistic Adoration is the most privileged meeting with our Lord. It is an encounter with His most sacred being, the Body and Blood of Christ. Through this intimate dialogue with our Lord, my fears are banished, sorrows lessened, joys increased, and my hope is reborn."

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A pious staff at a faculty of theology says: "I hope more and more of God's people would go before the Real Presence to praise and love God!"

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Referring to the Tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament, Lucy Chua, an early retiree and housewife says: "For the nourishment of our soul, there is no better place to visit."

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Being deeply grateful to Christ the Lord, Prof. Joseph Chen says: "The Heavenly Bread of the Angels have become the food on our way to Heaven!"

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Rev. Prof. William Johnston who has a regular habit of doing his daily mediation before the Blessed Sacrament says: "I find that the Holy Eucharist is indescribably important for prayers!"

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Prof. John B. Chuang: "Jesus is waiting for us at the Tabernacle all the time."

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Sharing of a challenging Doctoral Thesis by John Cheng Wai Leung:

Step 1. Click St. Thomas Aquinas and Qi;

Step 2. Click "English" at the right top corner;

Step 3. Type "Cheng Wai Leung";

Step 4. Click "Login" at the right top corner;

Step 5. For Login the Personal Service,

Account No: 096FJU00183003;

Password: UosdtRvd;

Step 6. Click "e-Fulltext";

Step 7. Click "Agree".

Note: This sharing costs nothing, courtesy of the Digital Library at the National Central Library of Taiwan.

In retrospect, what was started on August 15, 2003 on this website by the author on St. Thomas Aquinas has finally been completed after five years, in a way completely beyond his previous human expectations (Rom 11:33-36). Alleluia! Alleluia! Being a part-time assistant professor at the Fu Jen Department of Religious Studies and a full-time researcher at Fu Jen Academia Catholica, he continues to do research in the direction of this thesis, for the purpose of evangelization. Founded by the Benedictines in 1925 in Beijing at the request of the Holy See, Fu Jen Catholic University is run directly by the Department of Education, Vatican. Praise God!

August 22, 2008

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We wish every one of our dear readers a great blessing in Christ

and Our Heavenly Mother!

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