standing in the ocean

Is It Really You, Jesus?

by Father Brian J. Soliven on Sunday June 19, 2022

"It was as if the walls of the church exploded outwards and disappeared... like I was suddenly dropped in the middle of the Pacific Ocean." He struggled for words to describe what happened as he knelt in Eucharistic Adoration. The consecrated host was placed in an elaborate glimmering gold monstrance, which as Catholics we believe is literally Jesus Christ. It's one of the hardest teachings we have. No wonder it's one of the causes of the great fracturing of the Christian family between Protestants and Catholics for the last 500 hundred years. Once we see "it" however, everything changes.