Elevation of the Chalice

May 3, 2012

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elevation of chalice

“As he elevates the chalice of Precious Blood—Jesus, truly present, the priest’s reflection is there too. In his image we also see Christ. God bless our priests who bring us Christ.”

Submitted by Allison Girone.


For Catholics, the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is the most profound way we encounter the real presence of Jesus Christ. We pray for all those receiving First Holy Communion during this Easter season.

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L.Pagnoni May 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

God bless our priests? Why not God bless us all? Don’t you think in this day and age of priests molesting our kids, my kid, that should have a less clerical view of holinesses? I encounter the real presence of Christ in the suffering of abused children not in the cleric.

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tina May 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

God Bless you, Allison, for such an exquisitely beautiful image and true words. The Precious Blood reminded me of Christs`s fathomless ocean of Mercy:total Forgiveness in total Love, as in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Also Jesus is The Light and we are called to walk in the light. It suddenly struck me that the light is made up of seven colours of the rainbow. We have Seven Sacraments to keep us in(and be) the Light.

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maryanne May 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

A beautiful comment , Tina.

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Jennifer May 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Breathtaking…

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Allison@totustuus May 3, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Thank you Tina and like Maryanne said your reflection is beautiful and instructive.

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Denise May 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

And thank you, Allison, for sharing the photo and sharing the word about Picturing God on your blog!

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Judy May 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Looking at this picture reminds me of two things that came clearer to me over Lent.
1. Jesus did not turn stones into bread; he turned bread into God.
2. Jesus’ words to the disciples after he had risen were “It is I.” (followed by “Do not be afraid.”) My prayer experience led me deeper than I recall ever before into “It is I,” and KNOWING with both mind and heart that “It IS I” removed the need for me to hear “Do not be afraid,” because I have the certainty of WHO the “I” is, and that removes all fear.

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Denise May 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Judy, thank you for sharing your thoughts and visiting the site today.

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