In this painting by Fra Angelico, St Thomas Aquinas is shown on the right. His Eucharistic teaching inspires us even today. Here are some lines from what is perhaps his most famous hymn, in Fr Edward Caswall CO’s beautiful translation:

‘O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore thee, who truly art within the forms before me; to thee my heart I bow with bended knee, as failing quite in contemplating thee. Sight, touch and taste in thee are each deceived, the ear alone most safely is believed: I believe all the Son of God has spoken; than truth’s own word there is no truer token. … Jesus, whom for the present veiled I see, what I so thirst for, oh, vouchsafe to me: that I may see thy countenance unfolding, and may be blest thy glory in beholding’.

May we indeed one day behold the Face of the Lord ‘unveiled’, and may God bless you and keep you in His Love today.