August 5 – EMMAUS – This morning we visit Emmaus. The ancient Roman road the two disciples and the Lord used as they walked is still there…one can walk this same road and contemplate our faith in the Lord. Mass today is in the Church of Emmaus where our Lord broke bread with the two disciples…and “their eyes were opened!” Then we will visit a small village of Ein Karem, where the birthplace of St. John is located. It is here where the Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth, her cousin. Elizabeth’s baby leapt in her womb, that baby was John the Baptist.
Prayer: Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of everlasting life! Bestow upon us a desire to have your Word burn in our hearts and in our minds. Open our eyes, Lord, that we may see you in every Eucharistic celebration. Come, Holy Spirit, renew our faith and help us in our daily walk with Jesus!