It has always been so

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Widow's Mite, Sant'Appollinare Ravenna.jpg

The image depicts the widow's giving her mite. It is in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, and dates from the sixth century.

It is the little and the poor who come to Me in the Sacrament of My Love
and who console My Heart by their presence to Me.
It has always been so.

The proud and the worldly have no time for Me
because I am hidden,
because I am poor,
because I am silent
in the Sacrament of My Love.

But those who are themselves humble and poor
are drawn to the humility and to the poverty of My Eucharistic Presence.
I welcome them.
I take comfort in their presence,
and I recognize them as those blessed of My Father
to whom belongs already the Kingdom of Heaven.

From In Sinu Iesu, The Journal of a Priest

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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