"Jesus told his disciples that he longed to celebrate the Passover with them before He died. What does this reference from the Gospel of Luke have to say to us? I want to see us together at the table of the spotless Lamb, who is food, table, and also waiter. The fruits on this table are the true solid virtues. No other table bears fruit, but this one does; and its fruit is splendid and life-giving because this table is Life.
"A groove has been beveled into this table, and this one channel flows with blood and water mixed with fire; and if you rest your eye on this channel, you can see the secret of God's heart. I mean, the pierced side of His Son.
"This blood is a wine on which our soul gets drunk, and the more we drink, the more we want. We're never fully satisfied becasue Christ's flesh and blood are joined with the infinite God. Those of us who eat at this table and become like the food we eat begin to love as God does. That's why we run enthusiastically to God's table!"
- St. Catherine of Siena, Letters, from Incandescence: 365 Readings with Women Mystics compiled by Carmen Acevedo Butcher, Paraclete Press, 2005.