Sayings of the Saints
"You are a hidden God, the God of Israel, the Savior."
                --ISAIAH 44:18

The soul must be in an utter swoon, if it be not roused and enlivened by the Holy
Eucharist. We do not expose those whom we encourage to fight against persecution,
or leave them devoid of help or even unarmed: but we fortify them with the
protection of the Body and Blood of Christ, our Saviour. For is it not true that the Holy
Eucharist raises the faithful above themselves, and from its efficacy a worldly man
becomes a heavenly man?


ST. CYPRIAN
From his Epistles