Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Principles and Practices - June 30

The Source of Strength

During a cruel persecution of the Christians in China, even the infidels themselves were obliged to acknowledge the wonderful power of the Holy Eucharist.

Some of the martyrs were cruelly racked and scourged, their flesh was torn off with red-hot pincers, but they kept repeating the Holy Name of Jesus and professing their faith with undaunted courage.

'Truly,' said their persecutors, 'these men have been eating their enchanted bread, which casts a spell upon the soul.'

-Behold the Lamb.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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