St Peter Julian Eymard, a nineteenth century French priest, had a great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and in fact founded two religious congregations dedicated to that great mystery of faith.

He said: ‘Have a great love for Jesus in his divine Sacrament of Love; that is the divine oasis of the desert. It is the heavenly manna of the traveller. It is the Holy Ark. It is the life and Paradise of love on earth’.

May we indeed know the Eucharist as the manna of our pilgrim journey upon earth, and may God bless you this day.