Pope Francis tells American priests: ‘Do not leave the Lord of the tabernacle alone’

Pope Francis tells American priests: ‘Do not leave the Lord of the tabernacle alone’

Quoting González, the pope said: “In every tabernacle, in every consecrated chalice, we see the cross being raised, and he asks us: ‘Can we do something to relieve the suffering of Christ today? Do it, do it as soon as possible.’” 

“But do it knowing that ‘the Passion will be the companion of the Jesus of your tabernacles’ in every suffering brother and sister, and what God asks of you is not to leave them alone.”

Pope Francis compared the back and forth between Eucharistic prayer and service to others in the life of a priest to a game of pingpong.

Pope Francis meets with the National Association of Hispanic Priests at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Nov. 16, 2023. Credit: Vatican Media

“Adoration, Eucharistic silence, and intercession before the tabernacle. And then yes, service. But it is like pingpong — one thing leads to another, one thing leads to another.”

“St. Manuel tells us that Jesus does not demand of us that we prevent the Passion, but that we give him glory in the midst of it.”

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