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I hunger for the bread of God, the flesh of Jesus Christ ...; I long to drink of his blood, the gift of unending love.
- St. Ignatius of Antioch
- From the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr:
"I no longer take pleasure in perishable food or in the delights of this world. I want only God's bread, which is the Flesh of Jesus Christ, formed of the seed of David, and for drink I crave His Blood which is love that cannot perish."
"Be careful, therefore, to take part only in the one Eucharist; for there is only one Flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ and one cup to unite us with His Blood."
"I am God's wheat and shall be ground by their teeth so that I may become Christ's pure bread."
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