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The Food of Saints

January 30, 2011 Length: 1:01

St. Ambrose of Milan on the riches of the Holy Eucharist.

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St. Ambrose of Milan tells us that we are indescribably rich because we receive what he calls “the food of saints.” He says about Christ:

His poverty enriches, the fringe of His garment heals, His hunger satisfies, His death gives life, His burial gives resurrection. Therefore, He is a rich treasure, for His bread is rich. And ‘rich’ is apt for one who has eaten this bread will be unable to feel hunger. He gave it to the Apostles to distribute to a believing people, and today He gives it to us, for He, as a priest, daily consecrates it with His own words. Therefore, this bread has become the food of the saints.


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