March 23, 2019

Charles de Foucald

Charles de Foucald was born to great wealth in 1858. One day, while in St. Augustine Church in Paris, as the priest elevated the Host, he was overheard to say: “My God, You are real!” He later said, “in a single instant … my heart was touched and I believed.” That belief helped him compose the following prayer:

“Oh Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament in our churches, You give us solace and refuge; You give us faith, hope, love and hospitality. You build for us an inner retreat, an ardent reposed. Help us to seek You and find You in the tabernacle.”

Source: Kaczmarek, Louis, Hidden Treasure, The Riches of the Eucharist (Plattsburgh, N.Y., Trinity Communications, 1990) p. 16-17.


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