The Virgin with the Host (1854)
by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

 


April Devotion

The month of April is dedicated both to devotion to the Eucharist and devotion to the Holy Spirit. This tradition has developed because Easter Sunday often falls in April, and when it does fall in March, the Easter season continues on through all of April. In essence, April is a month of Easter, and during the Easter celebration we remember the Eucharistic sacrifice Christ gave us and the baptism in the Holy Spirit, which would come after Jesus's resurrection.

Reprinted with permission from: http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-articles/monthly-dedications-of-the-church-year/article/184

Resources:

Devotion to the Holy Eucharist by Fr. Hardon: http://www.ewtn.com/library/doctrine/devoeuch.txt

https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=756

Prayer:

"ACT OF ADORATION I adore Thee, 0 Jesus, true God and true Man, here present in the Holy Eucharist, humbly kneeling before Thee and united in spirit with all the faithful on earth and all the blessed in heaven. In deepest gratitude for so great a blessing, I love Thee, my Jesus, with my whole heart, for Thou art all perfect and all worthy of love.

Give me grace nevermore in any way to offend Thee, and grant that I, being refreshed by Thy Eucharistic presence here on earth, may be found worthy to come to the enjoyment with Mary of Thine eternal and everblessed presence in heaven. Amen."

From: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=756

Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O'Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954


Classical Education Morsel...

One of the mentors to the Aquinas Learning Program are the good folks at Angelicum Academy, who also shared their "Classical Homeschool Magazine" for further research.  Here is the link to the four editions: http://www.angelicum.net/classical-homeschooling-magazine/


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"Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you." - St. Paul: Philippians 4:6-9

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