St Gertrude wrote: ‘I understand that, each time we contemplate with desire and devotion the Host in which is hidden Christ’s Eucharistic Body, we increase our merits in heaven and secure special joys to be ours in the beatific vision of God’.

May the prayers of this beautiful saint assist us in our spiritual journey, and may we also discover the gifts hidden in that most precious of all gifts, the Holy Eucharist. May God bless you this day.