O Sacrament Most Holy

O Sacrament most Holy,

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O Sacrament Divine,

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All praise and all thanksgiving,

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Be every moment Thine.

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 My dear Madeline, yesterday was the happiest and most important day of your spiritual life! Congratulations on making your First Communion. And remember this: As beautiful as the day was, your second, third, fourth, twentieth, hundredth, and beyond Communions are as special and as profound as the very first.

I have so many hopes and dreams for you. I hope you will have good health and heaps of happiness. I hope that if it is your desire as it was mine that you will someday be a wife and a mother, especially since you are so nurturing and such a relational person. I hope you will find a husband worthy of you. I hope you will lead a fun life and will set out, like our beloved Miss Rumphius, O Sacrament Most Holyto make the world a better place. But above all, I hope you will continue to feast at the Lord’s table and know how much He loves you and wants you in His life.

Yesterday clothed in white you looked like a princess. But even when life is not ball and you don’t feel like you look the part, you are always God’s beloved princess. You are my princess, too.

Be kind. Be faithful. Be grateful. Seek joy. Seek Him. And you will have your happily ever after.

I love you, Madeline!

Blessings Today and Always,

Mama

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Now a word from Jesus:

When your friends go away, you often give them a gift or a keepsake to remember them by; when I returned to heaven, I left you my very self to remember me by. When you are separated from friends for extended periods, you occasionally make yourself present to them through letters and calls and emails; while I am reigning in heaven, I stay with you all the time in the Tabernacle. You may think that my love is kind of generic, because the Eucharist is so simple and ordinary, and because everyone gets the same kind of host. But that’s not how it is at all. I am fully present in every host. And each one of you receives me personally, from the hands of the priest, one-on-one. And don’t forget that I am God, so nothing limits my love – not time, not space, not tiredness, not bad moods, nothing: I love you as if you alone were lovable. When I come to you in Holy Communion, and when I wait for you in the Tabernacle, all my thought and all my desire is focused on you. I know it’s hard for you to understand this, but it’s true. Think about me waiting for you there in the Tabernacle, interceding for you, offering myself for you at every moment. For you. You never have to doubt my love again.

~Excerpted from The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer O Sacrament Most Holy

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A special thanks to Catholic Family Gifts for generously giving Madeline the beautiful veil she wore on her special day.

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12 Responses to “O Sacrament Most Holy”
  1. Jordana says:

    Congratulations to your beautiful daughter on her First Holy Communion yesterday. One of my daughters made her’s yesterday as well. It was lovely.
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  2. What a beautiful reflection on your daughter’s special day and the amazing sacrament of the Holy Eucharist! Blessings to you and your whole family as you continue to grow in the faith and draw closer to Christ!
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  3. This made me weep, and filled me with such anticipation for next week!

    Dearest Madeline,

    We are so PROUD of you, and for you, for this incredible moment – the first of countless we pray. Your mother put it so well, as did sweet Blessed Imelda who was never happier than united in Christ in the Eucharist. May that happiness grow in you, until your completion in our sweet Lord one day. You make us happy with your simple and loud faith and precious example. Lovely can not WAIT to join you in making this Sacrament next Sunday. We love you, and you are in our prayers always.

    Pray for us sweet Madeline! :)
    The VM Family
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  4. Kris says:

    Happy First Communion, Madeline! May Christ always be the center of your life. Welcome to the table.

    With love from the Chatfields.

  5. Kate Wicker says:

    Kris and Violin Mama, Alice made that gorgeous rosary!!!
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    • You know!! I literally came her to gaze at Madeline and her dress (because I’m working with organza tonight, or was, that both of our girls have in their dresses it looks like, and I’m trying to make a veil and it is proving very frustrating. I was trying to see the edging on Maddie’s dress) and was just looking at her rosary closer and my eye saw the chalice and host and I KNEW that was Alice’s work. Isn’t she AMAZING??!!! She just gave me one for Lovely…I posted a pic the other day. Lovely will be soooo excited! What a gift, is it not? TALENT!!! WOW! God is good!
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  6. Julie says:

    Congratulations Madeline! What a beautiful reflection from Jesus.

  7. jen says:

    Congratulations Madeline!

  8. Awwww, such an exciting day. Congratulations!
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