Inspiring article

Inspiring article

Thomas Jones

I was edified to read the inspiring article written by Father Sebastian Camilleri OFM. The article is most interesting and very relevant in our secularised days, when in some churches, sadly, the tabernacle is being tucked away in some corner out of sight.

This is a shameful act of disrespect towards the Real Presence in the tabernacle which, traditionally, has always been located in a prominent place in our Catholic churches, encouraging frequent adoration visits to the Blessed Sacrament.

Through the centuries, worldwide, magnificent cathedrals, basilicas and churches have been built in honour of the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle, placed in a prominent location.

Fr Camilleri, with concise clarity and dexterity, addresses the very core of our Catholic faith: the Eucharist, which is the perennial basis of our Christian belief in the totality of Jesus Christ's humanity and divinity.

Fr Camilleri is to be congratulated for his excellent pastoral work. Going by the favourable responses to his previous pertinent article on "Individual confession and Holy Communion", which hopefully prompted more Catholics to visit the confessional, perhaps his article on the tabernacle will inspire the faithful to experience more fully in their prayer life the presence of the Eucharist.

Glenroy, Vic

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