Recolitur memoria passionis ejus – Our Lord has left us a memorial of His Passion under the species of bread and wine; to remind us that as bread is made of grains of wheat bruised, and wine of grapes pressed out, so in His Passion, His Body was bruised, and His veins opened to pour out the last drop of His Blood. We should, then, in receiving the Holy Eucharist, share in Our Lord’s spirit of sacrifice, bruising our hearts by repentance and chastising our bodies by penance.
Prayer: I am read to follow You to the upper room, O my Jesus; am I as eager to drink the chalice of Your Passion?
Practice: Give thanks to Jesus for the children who are making their First Communion this year.
From “Saints and Saintly Dominicans: Daily Reflections on Their Lives”, edited by Rev. Thomas a Kempis Reilly, O.P. (1915).