The life of a spouse deprived of her husband is no longer life. It is gloom, it is agony.
But by his side she is full of life and joy. She possesses his heart, and she is happy in devoting herself to his service. Such is the Church in presence of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the object of her love, the centre of her heart, the joy and happiness of her life. She watches day and night by her children at the feet of the God of the tabernacle, to honor, love, and serve Him. The Eucharist is the motive and the end of all her worship. The Eucharist is its soul. Without the Eucharist her worship would cease; there would no longer be any reason for it. Protestant sects, not possessing the Divine Spouse, abandon exterior worship as superfluous and useless.