Sayings of the Saints
  • On Holy Communion
" Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have
life in you."
                --JOHN 6:54.

WE ASK daily for bread, for fear that being deprived of it, and by not receiving it in
Holy Communion, we should be deprived of the mystical Body of Christ.
He who abstains from receiving Holy Communion, and separates himself from the
body of the Lord, has much reason to fear, for he withdraws himself, at the same
time, from eternal salvation; for does not Christ say, " Unless you eat of the Son of
man you shall not have life in you?"


ST. CYPRIAN
On the Lord's Prayer