March 7, 2019

The Power to Subdue Passion

Sacrament of the Lord’s precious Body and Blood … effects two things in us: it lessens our inclination to lesser sins, and it prevents our consenting to all those that are more serious. If any of you feels the urge to anger or jealousy or self-indulgence or is guilty of any of those things less often and less sharply than he used to do, let him thank the Body and Blood of the Lord; for the power of the sacrament is at work in him.

– St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Source: Gaudoin-Parker, Michael, The Real Presence Through the Ages (New York, Alba House, 1993) p. 84-85.


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