Pius-Christian Museum, detail of a “double register” with a cover, called the “Dogmatic” Sarcophagus. Detail shows the multiplication of bread and fish.© Musei Vaticani
In the divine Sacrament of the Eucharist,
we find everything that is necessary to regain lost innocence.
Since God by nature is goodness and love,
the one who approaches the Eucharistic altar
feels his or heart being filled with love,
he or she feels it above any earthy thing.
Yes, my beloved people,
the divine Sacrament of the Eucharist
assures us of eternal life
and gives us the certainty
that we will be victorious against our enemies.
Pius X, Address to the participants in the XVI International Eucharistic Congress, 4 June 1905
Under the direction of Paolo Ondarza
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