Victoria Clarizio is currently a full time nanny and part time blogger. Her mother insists that she came out of the womb reading and has always been a lover of literature and Truth. She writes about discernment, particularly of the vocation to religious life, and comments on morality on her blog, www.writerwithacause.wordpress.com .
“He knelt down and took the pyx from his bosom. He had eaten nothing that day; but even if otherwise, it was a crisis which allowed him to consume the sacred species without fasting. He hastily opened the golden case, adored the blessed sacrament, and consumed it, purifying its receptacle, and restoring it to its hiding-place. Then he rose at once and left the cottage.”
In third century Rome and its colonies, Catholics had to protect their new faith at all costs – especially the source and summit of that faith – the Eucharist. Yet, the scene described here, in which Cæcilius,...
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