The three-year National Eucharistic Revival called for by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops began on the Feast of Corpus Christi in 2022. You can learn more about the Eucharist, the Revival, and all events associated with it on the Eucharistic Revival web site.
Members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul are reminded by our Rule that our “journey together towards holiness will be all the more fruitful if the members’ personal lives are characterised by prayer, meditation on the Holy Scriptures, and other inspirational texts and devotion to the Eucharist and the Virgin Mary, whose protection we have always sought, and to the teachings of the Church.” (Part I, 2.2)
Our Manual reminds us also of the major role the Eucharist plays in our Vincentian spirituality:
“St. Vincent spent one hour each morning before the Blessed Sacrament before celebrating Mass. Vincent visited the Blessed Sacrament before and after his meals, and he would frequently make short visits to the chapel before leaving and upon returning from his responsibilities.”
On the following pages are four special reflections on the lives and words of our Saints and Blesseds on the mystery of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The reflections can be downloaded HERE.