According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life...for in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself...(CCC 1324). The same Jesus who was born of the Virgin Mary, walked this earth twenty centuries ago, was crucified, rose again from the dead, and who sits in glory at the right hand of the Father is present in the Eucharist! He who told us that He would not leave us orphans and who would remain with us always remains with us in a mysterious though real way in the Eucharist (cf. John 14:18 & Matt 28:20). In Heaven we will be with Jesus and we will see Him as He is in glory. Here on earth we have the privilege of enjoying by our faith in His Real Presence in the Eucharist, the company of the same Jesus who longs to spend all Eternity with us in the company of the Holy Trinity. In fact, it could be said that the Eucharist is an encounter with the Trinity as Jesus told us that whoever has seen Him as seen the Father, and in their joint mission, the Son and the Holy Spirit are inseparable (cf. John 14:9 and CCC 689).
The Catholic Church has always maintained that “the Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsists (CCC 1377). Thus, Christians have always treated the Eucharist with profound reference. The practice of Eucharist Adoration reflects an ever deepening awareness on the part of the Church of the mysterious presence of its Lord in our midst even now, though veiled sacramentally. The practice of perpetual adoration of the Eucharist in a chapel dedicated for this purpose may have started as early in the 9th century in Lugo, Spain. A celebrated early example of the practice of perpetual Adoration was when King Louis XII requested permission from the Bishop of Avignon, France to have a chapel dedicated to perpetual Adoration to celebrate a major military victory over the Albigensian heretics whose teachings threatened civilization in the 13th century.Read more
Young Catholic Professionals of San Diego is celebrating its second birthday and with that we would like to share with you the experiences of a few of our members what YCP means to them.Read more
Ronson J. Shamoun, founder of RJS Law, gave an inspiring talk to the YCP San Diego crowd on Tuesday, July 10! The lawyer, serial entrepreneur, and philanthropist talked about the importance of living a life of giving, and how to grow in your own career. Shamoun’s takeaways are below:Read more
We were so glad to host Marie Coronel, a reporter and anchor for ABC 10NEWS, at our last event. She gave a riveting talk about the importance of her family, finding a home in the Catholic church, and connecting a passion for Christ with other passions in your life. Her key takeaways are below!Read more
At our May Executive Speaker Series, Ralph Rubio, the founder of Rubio's Coastal Grill, came by to give us a Q and A session about his faith life, owning his own business, and how he shares his faith through his actions. It was a great event—and Ralph's key takeaways are below!Read more
Dr. Mary Lyons, the President Emerita of USD gave a talk last week on the value of relationships, learning from life experiences, and the importance of being open to new opportunities. She left us with a lot to think about—her key takeaways are below.Read more
So there I was, about to stand my first ever Navy watch onboard an actual ship. Everything had so far gone quite well on our voyage, which was taking us from Maryland to Rhode Island. We had just begun the transit, and I was feeling pretty good about how things were going. Except for one small issue.
I was getting seasick.
It was at this moment that I paused...Read more
Our Director of Evangelization, Leo Padilla, is back and he has another reflection for us! This time for Good Friday. Take a look!
Our Director of Evangelization, Leo Padilla, takes a minute to share a short reflection about Holy Thursday.
Last week at YCP San Diego's March Executive Speaker Series event, San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan gave a talk about her faith and career journeys. Summer has an inspiring story—she's dedicated her life to dismantling human trafficking rings and fighting injustice wherever she sees it. Summer's philosophy can be summed up as simply as, "when you think of an action, just do it!"Read more