A Short Visit to the Blessed Sacrament before Meditation

by Cardinal John Henry Newman

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

I place myself in the presence of him, in whose Incarnate Presence I am before. I place myself there.

I adore thee, O my saviour, present here as God and man, in soul and body, in true flesh and blood.

I acknowledge and confess that I kneel before that sacred humanity, which was conceived in Mary’s womb and lay in Mary’s bosom; which grew up to man’s estate, and by the Sea of Galilee called the twelve, wrought miracles, and spoke words of wisdom and peace; which in due season hung on the cross, lay in the tomb, rose from the dead, and now reigns in heaven.
I praise, and bless, and give myself wholly to him, who is the true bread of my soul, and my everlasting joy.


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