St. Manuel felt called to the priesthood at the age of 12. After his ordination in 1901, he was sent to preach at a church which he found to be unclean and abandoned. There, praying before a Tabernacle covered in dust and cobwebs, with torn altar cloths and oil dripping onto the floor from the sanctuary lamp, he decided to dedicate his life to providing for Jesus’ needs in the Tabernacle. This poor, abandoned Tabernacle taught the young priest more about the Love of Jesus than his years of theological study. It marked his entire life from that moment. He dedicated himself until his death to spreading devotion to the Eucharist, proclaiming these words which he would go on to choose for his epitaph: “Jesus is here! He is here! Do not abandon Him!” This saintly bishop will help you to receive Holy Communion more fervently and to love Jesus more deeply in Eucharistic Adoration. This book will awaken you to a new experience of Our Lord — that you may see, hear, love, and console “Love who is not loved.”
“Through a masterful use of Scripture Father Braum provides an insightful look at
the spiritual life through the lens of the encounter of Bartimaeus with Jesus in the
Gospel. This work is certain to guide the reader to freedom from the spiritual
blindness that af icts every heart and into the new sight that comes from a dynamic
encounter with Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament.” – Fr. Anthony Mary, MFVA, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)
The following video is a section of an interview with an eleven-year-old boy named Garvan Byrne. Garvan suffered from a rare bone marrow disease for the majority of his short life. In the interview, Garvan describes the experience of receiving Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time and how important the Blessed Sacrament was for him in his suffering.
Based on the biblical texts traditionally associated with Mary Magdalene, this book helps readers to learn from her inspiring example and to enter more deeply into adoration of Jesus Christ truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.
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