Let no one, therefore, approach this wondrous Table without reverent devotion and fervent love, without true penitence or without remembering his redemption. For it is the pure Lamb that is eaten in the unleavened bread... Approach the Lord's Supper, the table of wholeness and holiness, child of faith, in such a way that at the end you may enter into the wedding feast of the Lamb...There we shall be filled with the abundance of God's house; then we shall behold the King of Glory and the Lord of Hosts in his beauty, and shall taste the bread of our Father's kingdom; our host shall be our Lord Jesus Christ, whose power and reign are without end. Amen.

Thomas Aquinas, Selected Writings
St. Thomas Aquinas