Be A True Friend

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“As one friend often visits another, going to bid him good morning and good night, and looking in upon him at times during the day; so should you often visit Jesus in His Sacrament, and offer His precious blood many times in each visit to the Eternal Father, and you will see that your love will increase marvelously by these visits.”

St. Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi

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We Must Never Forget

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“This bread is bread before the words of the Sacrament. But when the words of Christ come to it, it is the body of Christ … Before the words of Christ, it is a cup full of wine and water. When the words of Christ become operative, the blood which has redeemed the people is caused to be there.”

 St. Ambrose

Fill Me With Love For You

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“O Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, I would like to be filled with love for You; keep me closely united with You, may my heart be near to Yours. I want to be to You like the apostle John.

O Mary of the Rosary, keep me recollected when I say these prayers of yours; bind me forever, with your rosary, to Jesus of the Blessed Sacrament. Blessed be Jesus, my love…”

Saint John XXIII from Journal of a Soul)

The Sacrament of Love and the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart (6)“As [St. Margaret Mary] was constantly afraid of illusion, Our Lord once told her by which signs to recognize Him. His graces, He said, would always be accompanied by some humiliation or contradiction; they would be followed by confusion and a feeling of annihilation; moreover, they would never cause her to despise others, nor would they prevent her from following her Rule. Finally, they would result in a great love of Himself, in a perfect imitation of His example, in the desire to suffer for His sake, but to suffer unobserved, and in an unquenchable thirst for Holy Communion and for being near the Blessed Sacrament.

Margaret Mary spent almost every free moment before the Tabernacle. For devotion to the Sacred Heart seems to be inseparably linked to an ardent love for the Blessed Sacrament.”

(From The Way of Mystics by H.C. Greef)

A Painful and Upsetting Truth!

Let’s be frank: If we really believe that Jesus Christ is truly and  substantially present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the tabernacles of our Churches, we would be there with Him. We would do everything in our power to spend some time with Him and to encourage others to do so as well.
But we don’t really believe this essential Truth. We have abandoned our Loving Lord to his prison-tabernacle and locked the doors of His Churches so that even the few drawn to be with Him are unable to get in.
Stop for a moment and ponder this shocking reality from our Lord’s perspective. Is this anyway to treat the Son of God? Of course it isn’t.
Go visit and comfort our abandoned and forgotten Lord. Bring  a copy of  Stirring Slumbering Souls – 250 Eucharistic Reflections with you and let the wisdom it contains draw you into His loving embrace and Presence. Enlist is His army of Adorers. Let Him change you and the world!
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“I”m still reading Slumbering Souls and wanted to thank you for reawakening my adoration and love of Jesus. – Patricia Grant

 

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“I absolutely LOVED this book. The saints’ quotes about the Eucharist were so profound. The author did a fantastic job getting inspirational quotes from so many different sources. I didn’t want to put this book down and have purchased it as gifts for several friends.” – An Amazon review by Janeen
Stop what you are doing and go visit Him!