The day of Maundy Thursday is time to start celebrating Easter and reflect on the trials faced by Jesus.
This day is also known as Holy Thursday, Falling on Thursday one day before Good Friday.
Here is a collection of quotes, images, poems, and prayers to help you on your way to celebrating the special day.
Here are some Maundy Thursday 2021 Quotes
1. The washing of the feet and the sacrament of the Eucharist: two expressions of one and the same mystery of love entrusted to the disciples, so that, Jesus says, “as I have done… so also must you do” (Jn 13: 15).
— Pope John Paul II
2. When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now.
— Blessed Mother Teresa
3. It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass.
— Saint Padre Pio
4. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, it produces Love.
— Saint Thomas Aquinas
5. 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
Here are Maundy Thursday poems
The Last Supper, by Ranier Maria Rilke
They are assembled, astonished and disturbed
round him, who like a sage resolved his fate,
and now leaves those to whom he most belonged,
leaving and passing by them like a stranger.
The loneliness of old comes over him
which helped mature him for his deepest acts;
now will he once again walk through the olive grove,
and those who love him still will flee before his sight.
To this last supper he has summoned them,
and (like a shot that scatters birds from trees)
their hands draw back from reaching for the loaves
upon his word: they fly across to him;
they flutter, frightened, round the supper table
searching for an escape. But he is present
everywhere like an all-pervading twilight-hour.
Here they are gathered, wondering and deranged,
Round Him, who wisely doth Himself inclose,
And who now takes Himself away, estranged,
From those who owned Him once, and past them
He feels the ancient loneliness to-day
That taught Him all His deepest acts of love;
Now in the olive groves He soon will rove,
And these who love Him all will flee away.
To the last supper table He hath led.
As birds are frightened from a garden-bed
By shots, so He their hands forth from the bread
Doth frighten by His word: to Him they flee;
Then flutter round the table in their fright
And seek a passage from the hall. But He
Is everywhere, like dusk at fall of night.
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