For every Catholic there lies ready an immeasurable treasure: the proximity of the Lord in the holy sacrifice and in the most holy sacrament of the altar.
Whoever is imbued with a lively faith in Christ present in the tabernacle, whoever knows that a Friend awaits here constantly—always with the time, patience, and sympathy to listen to complaints, petitions, and problems, with counsel and help in all things—this person cannot remain desolate and forsaken even under the greatest difficulties. He always has a refuge where quietude and peace can again be found.
Saint Edith Stein
Spirituality of the Christian Woman
Zurich, January 27–28, 1932
Stein, E 2017, Essays On Woman, The Collected Works of Edith Stein, Book 2, translated from the German by Oben, F, ICS Publications, Washington D.C.
Featured image: This photo of Adoration of the Sanctissimum in Blackfriars Oxford on 15 May 2010, during the Latin Mass Society’s Masterclass for servers and M.C.s was captured by Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. | Photo credit: Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. / Flickr (Some rights reserved)