"Take and eat." Our Lord urges us to share intimate communion of love and life through grace with Him especially through the Eucharist, His true, real and substantial Presence on the altar through the priest in every holy Mass.
Unfortunately there are some who, though not hindered for reason of divorce and remarriage or living with someone with whom they are not sacramentally married, for example, yet remain distant from the Eucharist perhaps because unwilling to confess mortal sins sacramentally, as required, before doing so.
Catholics are required to receive Communion at least once a year during the Easter Season. For some this means celebrating Confession also if they are in a state of mortal sin. For more about this and other Catholic customs for the Easter Season, visit Fish Eaters.
The Account of the Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe from the Breviarium Romanum - "In Mexico, on the hill of Tepeyac, in the year 1531, the God-bearing Virgin Mary, as is piously handed down, appeared to the neophyte Juan Diego, and ...
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