He Is Here And Waiting For You!

Monstrance Adoration

In 1978, the late St. John Paul II urged all parishes throughout the world to institute Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.  Five years later, he reminded all Catholics in his encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, that the Eucharist is the greatest gift Jesus left His Church.

As Catholics, we believe that JESUS is really, truly and substantially present in the Eucharist – just as when He walked on this earth.  He is present in our tabernacles. He is present in our Adoration Chapels and He is present in the Sacred Host when it is placed on our tongue.  There could be no more appropriate time then today to reflect on the significance of the Eucharist and our response to this great gift.

Have you ever loved someone so much that you could hardly wait to hear from them, to speak with them and to see them – only to have that person not love you in return?  How often have you looked forward to a visit from a close friend or family member only to have that person spend little or no time talking to you?  I dare say all of us sometime in our lifetimes have had such experiences.  How hurt we felt when we were ignored and not loved in return.

Imagine How God – WHO IS LOVE – WHO LOVES US MORE THAN WORDS CAN DESCRIBE – feels when we fail to demonstrate our love for Him?  He waits here hour after hour, day after day, 168 hours a week, just to hear our voices and to see our faces.

Come.  Visit Him.  Speak to Him!  He especially wants us to spend time in His Presence when we are hurting, dealing with pain and suffering, fear and anxiety

Too often we try to deal with these problems alone.  We forget that Jesus told us:

   COME AND BRING YOUR BURDENS TO ME AND I WILL REFRESH YOU

So this weekend would you prayerfully consider doing the following: resolve to spend more time before Mass and after receiving Communion talking to Jesus; make a visit before the Blessed Sacrament sometime between now and next Sunday;  ask Jesus to increase your belief and reverence in and for His Real Presence; and consider committing to an hour of Adoration each week.

Make Him Happy!

We beseech Mary Immaculate that She herself keep company with Jesus in our souls and make Him happy as no else has so far succeeded in doing.

Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament

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We beseech her to offer to Jesus fitting reparation, both for our infidelities and for the many insults He every day endures throughout the world from sinners.

(St. Maximilian Kolbe from For the Life of the World – St Maximilian and the Eucharist by Jerzy Domanski, O.F.M. Conv.)

 

A Forgotten Truth – Sacrilegious Communions Offend Our Lord

Judas' Kiss

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“…in Judas, the Divine Savior saw not only the Iscariot, the apostle of Jewish nationality, but likewise the coming legion of traitorous souls. In the traitor’s kiss, He felt the outrage of so many sacrilegious Communions.”

(Father Jose Guadalupe Trevino from The Holy Eucharist)

 

Lasting Embrace

Jesus embracing St. Bernard

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“Come to the foot of my tabernacle and, far from the impure and degraded world, breathe in an atmosphere of purity. Come and eat My Body and drink My Blood, and I shall live within your heart, and My arms shall enfold you in an embrace which it depends on your free will to make last till the eternal embrace in heaven.”

(From The Holy Eucharist by Father Jose Guadalupe Trevino)

We Have Such Little Generosity

A word that ought to cover many a Catholic with shame and confusion once came from the lips of a person raised in Protestant tenets and surroundings:

Sanctuary

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“If I believed in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, I should spend all my life before a tabernacle, and no power could tear me away from it.”

Does this not suffice to put to shame our little generosity in visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

(From The Holy Eucharist by Father Jose Guadalupe Trevino)?