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July 16, 2014

Will the Mission of the Prophet Elijah culminate in the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima?


Subjects in this post:

1. Will the Mission of the Prophet Elijah culminate in the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima?
2. Another Hidden Meaning for the Brown Scapular?
3. Triumph of Mary or the Annihilation of Nations its up to us!
4. Fatima gives the specific formula “to save mankind from self-destruction.” Pope John Paul II
5. Through the Rosary and scapular Our Lady will prepare us for the Second Advent of Christ!
6. Clouds are symbols for the Holy Spirit. The clouds signifying the first second Advents of Mary.
7. Important events have taken place with God on or within the clouds.

Conclusion: It appears that the mystery of Lourdes and Fatima, in the providence of God, have a symbolic connection with the Prophet Elijah in his decisive battle with the prophets of Baal!



Our Lady of Mt Carmel  and the Prophet Elijah  at Fatima and Lourdes

God choose in his providence that the Queen of Heaven and Earth was to make her last apparition at Lourdes on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16th 1858, and in the last public vision of Fatima, Our Lady also appeared as Our Lady of Mt Carmel on October 13, 1917.  At Fatima she  was holding the Rosary and the scapular out to a subdued and frightened crowd as they beheld  the Miracle of the Sun. Many in the crowd were terrified because they thought during the time it was the end of the world.



  The Prophet Elijah
Founder of the Carmelites

Prophet Elijah Founder of the Carmelites Statue by Agostino Cornacchini
           Located in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican  Feast Day - July 20
                                                                               

Lourdes and Fatima belong to a long line of Approved Marian Apparitions leading back to the founding of the Carmelite Order on Mt Carmel by the Prophet Elijah. Here  Elijah battled 450 priests of Baal in a public spiritual contest which led to their defeat and ruin. He challenged the people to stop hobbling first on one foot and then on the other but to choose who is God in Israel Yahweh or Baal. According to the story, which can be found in the First Book of Kings, chapter 18, Elijah’s sacrifice was consumed by fire from heaven and proved to the people that Yahweh was the true God. Is it possible God is sending his Mother the Queen of prophets to help us defeat the prophets of Baal resurrected in our own time.               
                                                   
                                                                  

In the book of Malachi Elijah's return is prophesied to take place "before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord." He is  a forerunner in both advents of the Messiah.

It seems that  Heaven has confirmed Our Lady at Fatima in the same mission of the prophet Elijah. Our Lady at Fatima appearing  in her Carmelite habit with a similar fire from Heaven during the miracle of the sun. The stupendous Fatima Miracle is the Greatest Supernatural Event of the 20th Century and does not belong to faith or science it is an Historical Event! 

The Miracle of the Sun authenticated Fatima as supernatural in origin and also is a prefigurement or warning of a future catastrophe if the simple requests made at Fatima by our Lady are not heeded. 

See: Fulfilling the requests of Our Lady at Fatima the means given by God to obtain the final Victory of Good Over Evil.                                              
                                    
Surely the day is coming as fire....  
Picture Depicts the Prophet Elijah as
Fire From Heaven Consumes the Sacrifice
James Tissot (1836-1902 French)
...in a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD Almighty. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. 3 Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things," says the LORD Almighty. 4 "Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel. 5 "See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. Malachi 4:1-5









The Cloud that Prefigured
the First Advent of Our Lady

Elijah ascended Mount Carmel to pray to God for the salvation of the Israel which was suffering a terrible drought at that time. Elijah "Casting himself down upon the earth he put his face between his knees." 1 Kings 18:42. He sent his servant seven times higher up the mountaintop to look for rain. Elijah, never wavered in his confidence, and received the good news on the seventh try. Elijah saw the cloud as a symbol of the Virgin who would become the mother of the Messiah. I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel. Genesis 3:15


"Behold a little cloud arose
out of the sea like a man's foot."
1 Kings 18:44
View of the north Etzba Ridge on Mount Carmel. 
Note a little cloud on top right portion of photo 

Soon thereafter, torrential rains fell upon the parched land and the people of Israel were saved. Later an austere community of hermits followed Elijah and prayed in expectation of the advent of a Virgin-Mother who would bring salvation to mankind. They also saw the cloud as a symbol of the Virgin who would become the mother of the Messiah and made it their spiritual mission to pray for the advent of the Virgin.

In previous posts concerning Our Lady of Guadalupe we began to dialogue on how Heaven speaks to us in signs and symbols in the various Marian apparitions. More often these signs and symbols are heard louder than the spoken words in the apparitions. 
See: From Guadalupe to Fatima A Prophetic Mystery

No words Were  Heard During
The Apparitions of Knock
Yet Volumes Were Written on the Event

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For example in the Apparition of Our Lady of Knock, in Ireland. Our Lady was seen with St. Joseph among a choir of Angels adoring Our Lord during the offering of the Holy Mass by St. John the Apostle. No word was ever spoken but volumes can and have been written on the figures and events surrounding the apparitions. Most authentic apparitions are not wordy but direct and to the point. Men have free will to choose to believe or not. Heaven does not usually say the same message innumerable times in different ways creating muddled, waters. Clarity of words direct and to the point is a good sign that God is behind an apparition. Later as men sit back to reflect and meditate deeper hidden meanings can be discovered in the manifestations and applied to particular periods in the providence of God.

It appears that the mystery of Lourdes and Fatima, in the providence of God, have a symbolic connection with the Prophet Elijah in his decisive battle with the prophets of Baal!

 Clouds are Symbols of 
The Holy Spirit

The symbolic uses of clouds in scripture are many; they are often used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit because clouds provide life-giving water to a parched earth and thisrtiing humanity awaiting the waters of baptism. In the Old Testament, God's presence is made manifest and His glory shown forth in a cloud. God often leads his people with a cloud or appears to them in a cloud. (Exodus 16:10) The image of a cloud is often combined with the image of light to symbolize the God who is hidden and mysterious but also revealing and luminous.

 At  Lourdes  

The last apparition of Lourdes occurred on the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16, 1858. From this we may conclude that Heaven wished to bring Lourdes into the same mystery of Mt. Carmel and the prophet Elijah who prayed for the Advent of the Immaculate Virgin who would bear the Messiah.  Here at Lourdes, Our Lady called herself the Immaculate Conception, confirming the dogma of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius IX in his constitution Ineffabilis Deus December 8, 1854.  The woman foretold in the book of Genesis; who would crush the head of the serpent deceiver of mankind.

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Important Events
Have Occurred with God
On or Within Clouds

The apparitions at Lourdes, symbolic for the cleansing waters of baptism and often take place in foggy damp weather. The clouds descend on the mountain surrounding the cave and Bernadette sometimes seemed to enter the cloud in order to converse with Mary. Similar to Moses who entered the meeting tent after the cloud descended upon it and on Mt. Horeb entered the cloud and received the 10 Commandments.


     At  Fatima     
         

The identification with the Mystery of Mt. Carmel is even more apparent. Mary came transported upon a cloud from the east similar to the the cloud rising from the ocean that Elijah saw that eventually inundated the earth with life giving rain ending a severe draught. Could this, along with other mysteries still hidden within the drama of Fatima, Signify a Second Advent with Mary?  Fatima seems to announce the Second Advent Mary as seen in the 12th chapter of the book of Revelation: The woman clothed with the sun the moon under her feet, and who with the help of God, prepares the church to meet Christ in his second advent his glorious second coming.


Through these (Rosary & Scapular)
Our Lady Will Prepare the World
For the Second Advent of Christ


The Brown Scapular was Our Lady’s last loving appeal to souls to wear as a sign of Consecration to Her Immaculate Heart and is endowed with many privileges from the church including the Sabbatine Privilege. Lucia of Fatima said that "Our Lady never looked as beautiful as when she appeared at Fatima during the Miracle of the Sun in Her Carmelite Habit and the very fact that she was holding the Brown Scapular tells us that she wants us to take it and USE IT!”  Sr. Lucia said: "OUR LADY WANTS EVERYONE TO WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR: IT IS THE SIGN OF CONSECRATION TO HER IMMACULATE HEART!!"

The devils revealed to Francis of Yepes, the brother of St. John of the Cross that three things especially tormented them The first is the NAME OF JESUS; the second, the NAME OF MARY; and third, THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL. "Take off that habit," they cried to him, "which snatches too many souls from us. All those clothed in it die piously and escape us." God will perform great wonders for his church when he ushers in the Triumph of Mary through the devout wearing of the Brown Scapular. 


    St. Dominic’s Prophecy  

 on the Rosary and the Scapular,  

of the Blessed Virgin Mary--AD 1208
  


“ONE DAY, THROUGH THE ROSARY 

AND  THE  SCAPULAR, 


SHE WILL SAVE THE WORLD."

  
Another Hidden Mission for
the Brown Scapular?

The Brown Scapular  may also have a similiar symbolic mission as the blood over the doors of the Jews during the Passover. Our Lady held out the scapular to the crowd during the Miracle of the sun which foreshadowed a purification and a need for protection. This is offered to all who are consecrated to her and place themselves under her mantle of protection. When the church passes through the period of purification leading to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, the scapular will identify us in this future battle as Children of Mary, under her mantle of protection. It will protect us from the destroying angels of the future Apocalypse and their various manifestations during the prolonged period of trial. We must be marked as a child of Mary wearing her brown scapular and fulfilling the Simple requests of Fatima to arrive at the Triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. It does not mean we will not suffer! Just the contrary, we are called to Imitate the Life of Christ in this conflict with the church who also must walk the steps of her founder. It means that we will have the strength  as our Lord did from the Father to accomplish God's will for each of our lives, with Mary at our side as she walked beside the Lord during his Passion and Death. 

Triumph of Mary or 
 Annihilation of Nations?

Fatima Gives the Specific Formula
“to save mankind from self-destruction.” Pope John Paul II


A drawing from J. Gill illustrating the third part of the secret pf Fatima, taken 
from the book of Sister Lucia of Fatima, “Calls from the Message of Fatima”,
 Secção de Livraria, Cova da Iria 2496-908 Fatima, Portugal

The means given to us by God in obtaining the final triumph of Mary "The Woman Clothed in the Sun" can be gleaned from meditation on the events of Fatima along with the other Marian Apparitions APPROVED BY THE CHURCH in the light of the Fatima Message.

The urgency of our response can be seen by the fact that Pope John Paul II decided to  make the secret known in June 2000, with the comment that: “AS WE APPROACH THE NEW MILLENNIUM IT SEEMS THAT THE WORDS OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA ARE NEARING THEIR FULFILLMENT.”

Later the Vatican document explaining the Third Secret of Fatima clarifies that: “The Angel with the flaming sword” recalls similar images in the Book of Revelation. Images that represent the threat of judgment over the world. Today the prospect that the world might be reduced to ashes by a sea of fire is no longer pure fantasy. Man, himself, with his inventions, has forged the flaming sword.”

“Before releasing this last secret of Fatima, Pope John Paul II asked Sister Lucia for her interpretation. She replied that the visions (of the Angel of Justice, the mountain of corpses, the ruined city, etc.) referred to the part of Our Lady’s message, which ended with the words: “SEVERAL NATIONS WILL BE ANNIHILATED.” She added: “If we have not yet seen the complete fulfillment of the final part of this prophecy, we are going towards it little by little with great strides.”

Lucia’s comments seemed to indicate that the world is almost inexorably proceeding to self-destruction. The Pope also appeared to share this view in his Fatima letter of October 13, 1977, in which His Holiness said, the greatness of Fatima is that it gives the specific formula “to save mankind from self-destruction.”

Through the centuries Our Lady of Mount Carmel kept a constant watch over her children, ever solicitous to intercede for them and lead them to Her Divine Son. Amidst the sea of chaos, confusion and impiety raging in the world today, may Our Lady of Mount Carmel grant us strength and fortitude so we may all remain faithful to Her Son and His Holy Church.  
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June 22, 2014

"Mane Nobiscum Dominum!" Stay with us Lord! Let Us give thanks on Corpus Christi for our Greatest Treasure!




St. John Paul II during a  Corpus Christi procession in Rome
St. John Paul II often spoke of the Eucharist calling it "the greatest treasure of the Catholic Church" Yet, sadly how few Catholics appreciate this great gift from God  becoming one with us our spiritual food and drink. Remaining in our midst until the end of time! 

Do you really understand  who is present in your tabernacle?




Let us take the time to Thank Our Lord for Remaining with us in the Eucharist. For all the graces and mercies he has bestowed on us in spite of our ingratitude. Thank him for the graces he has bestowed upon you.  Reflect on your life with Chrisgt and see How he nourishes, teaches, strengthens, guides and protects us by uniting intimately with us in Holy Communion.  "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13 



United to our Lord sacramentally in Holy Communion we can do all things. He is the the Bread of the strong. All things that are impossible become possible with God, who strengthens us! There is strength in such abundance, we are able to do everything God wants us to do.  If we TRUST! His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. With His grace "we can do all".  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

 "Mane Nobiscum Dominum!"

Let us like the disciples on the way to Emmaus plead with him to "Remain
with us Lord!"-- "Mane Nobiscum Dominum!" Lk 24:29

Eucharistic procession @ Fatima Shrine

"Stay with us, Lord, for it is almost evening". This was the insistent invitation that the two disciples journeying to Emmaus on the evening of the day of the resurrection addressed to the stranger who had accompanied them on their journey. Weighed down with sadness, they never imagined that this stranger was their  risen Lord . 
Yet they felt their hearts burning within them as he spoke to them and "explained" the Scriptures. The light of the Word unlocked the hardness of their hearts and "opened their eyes"  In the shadows of the passing day and the darkness that clouded their spirit, the Lord brought a ray of light which rekindled their hope and led their hearts to yearn for the fullness of light. "Stay with us", they pleaded. And he agreed. Soon afterwards, his face would disappear, yet he would "stay" with them,  as he does also for us hidden in the "breaking of the bread" which opened their hearts and ours to recognize him.
1. "Stay with us, Lord, for it is almost evening" (cf. Lk 24:29). This was the insistent invitation that the two disciples journeying to Emmaus on the evening of the day of the resurrection addressed to the Wayfarer who had accompanied them on their journey. Weighed down with sadness, they never imagined that this stranger was none other than their Master, risen from the dead. Yet they felt their hearts burning within them (cf. v. 32) as he spoke to them and "explained" the Scriptures. The light of the Word unlocked the hardness of their hearts and "opened their eyes" (cf. v. 31). Amid the shadows of the passing day and the darkness that clouded their spirit, the Wayfarer brought a ray of light which rekindled their hope and led their hearts to yearn for the fullness of light. "Stay with us", they pleaded. And he agreed. Soon afterwards, Jesus' face would disappear, yet the Master would "stay" with them, hidden in the "breaking of the bread" which had opened their eyes to recognize him. - See more at: http://www.adoremus.org/ManeNobiscumDomine.html#sthash.N66tELEg.dpuf


From Pope Francis' Corpus Christi Homily

"Man carries within himself another hunger, a hunger that cannot be satisfied with ordinary food."

 


It is hunger for life, hunger for love, and hunger for eternity. And the sign of the manna – as the whole experience of the Exodus – contained this dimension also in itself: it was the figure of a food that satisfies this profound hunger that man has. Jesus gives us this food, in fact, He himself is the living bread that gives life to the world (cf. John 6:51). 

If we look around us, we realize that there are so many offers of food that do not come from the Lord and which seem to satisfy more. Some nourish themselves with money, others with success and vanity, others with power and pride. However, the food that really nourishes us and satiates us is only that which the Lord gives us! Then we dream of other meals, as the Jews did in the desert, who mourned for the meat and the onions they ate in Egypt, but they forgot that they ate these meals at the table of slavery. In that moment of temptation, they remembered, but their memory was sick, it was a selective memory – a slave memory, not free.

Today, each one of us can ask himself: and I? Where do I want to eat? At what table do I want to nourish myself? At the Lord’s table? Or do I dream of easting tasty foods, but in slavery?  That of the Lord who saves me, or that of the garlic and onions of slavery?   Read more

St. John Paul II

St  John Paul gives Communion to Sr. Lucia
The truth of our union with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist is tested by whether or not we really love our fellow men and women; it is tested by how we treat others, especially our families: husbands and wives, children and parents, brothers and sisters. It is tested by whether or not we try to be reconciled with our enemies, by whether or not we forgive those who hurt us or offend us. It is tested by whether we practice in life what our faith teaches us. We must always remember what Jesus said. "You are my friends if you do what I command you" Jn. 15:14. The Eucharist helps love to triumph in us--love over hatred, zeal over indifference!" St. John Paul II gave at Phoenix Park during his three-day visit to Ireland, from September 29 to October 1, 1979.

The Children of Fatima with

  The HIDDEN JESUS!

 
Angel gives Communion to shepherd children

The Children at Fatima often referred to Jesus in the Eucharist as the Hidden Jesus. Francisco knowing that he was going to die soon preferred to spend his school time praying to the “Hidden Jesus” in the Tabernacle.  His great concern was to console His sorrowing Lord and the Heart of His Mother.

Let us follow their example of loving prayer and sacrifice to console the Lord who has given us so many graces and helps on our journey to eternity. 

A Prayer of Adoration Love and Thanksgiving to the Hidden Jesus

The following prayer is a beautiful testimony of love and devotion to the Hidden Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The author is unknown to me at this time. I wanted to post this for Corpus Christi to share these beautiful thoughts of Our Humble  Hidden God in the Blessed Sacrament. If anyone recognizes the words and can identify the composer please do comment.

May these words prayed from loving hearts console our Hidden Lord and inflame our hearts to follow him wherever he goes! 


O JESUS, HIDDEN GOD,
I CRY TO THEE! O JESUS, HIDDEN LIGHT, I TURN TO THEE! O JESUS, HIDDEN LOVE, I RUN TO THEE! 

WITH ALL THE STRENGTH I HAVE I WORSHIP THEE! WITH ALL THE LOVE I HAVE I CLING TO THEE; 

WITH ALL MY SOUL, I LONG TO BE WITH THEE, AND FEAR NO MORE TO FAIL, OR FALL FROM THEE.



O JESUS DEATHLESS LOVE WHO SEEKEST ME,
THOU, WHO DIDST DIE FOR LONGING LOVE OF ME.
THOU, KING IN ALL THY BEAUTY COME TO ME,
AND GO NO MORE DEAR LORD AWAY FROM ME.

Eucharistic Adoration at Fatima


O GOD, MOST BEAUTIFUL,
MOST PRICELESS ONE; 
O GOD, MOST GLORIOUS,
UNCREATED ONE; O GOD, ETERNAL BEATIFIC ONE;
O GOD, O INFINITE AND HIDDEN ONE; O GOD IMMENSE, O GOD THE LIVING ONE.







THOU, WISDOM OF THE EVERLASTING ONE;
THOU, EVER LOVED, AND EVER LOVING ONE.
MAKE ME, O HOLY GOD THY TREASURED ONE;
MAKE ME, O GLORIOUS LOVE, THY PRECIOUS ONE;
MAKE ME, O HIGHEST GOOD, THY LONGING ONE;
MAKE ME, O BLESSED LIGHT, THY CHOSEN ONE;
MAKE ME, FOREVER MORE, THY LOVING ONE.



MY SOUL IS DARK, AWAY FROM THEE,MY OWN. MY EYES ARE DIM IN SEEKING THEE, MY OWN. 
MY FLESH DOTH PINE AWAY FROM THEE, MY OWN. 

MY HEART LEAPS UP WITH JOY TO THEE, MY OWN. MY SPIRIT FAINTS RECEIVING THEE MY OWN.




WHERE, IN THE HEIGHT OF HEAVEN, IS LIGHT LIKE THEE? WHERE, IN THE BREADTH OF HEAVEN, IS BLISS LIKE THEE? WHERE, IN THE DEPTH OF HEAVEN, IS PEACE LIKE THEE? WHERE, IN THE HOME OF LOVE, IS LOVE LIKE THEE?

Card. Ratzinger the next pope gives Holy Communion to St  John Paul II
WITH ALL MY HEART I GIVE MYSELF TO THEE;
AND WAITING WAIT, O KING AND SPOUSE FOR THEE;
TILL I AM ONE FOREVER MORE WITH THEE.

 O SWEETEST JESUS, BRING ME HOME TO THEE. FREE ME, O DEAREST GOD, FROM ALL BUT THEE, AND BREAK ALL CHAINS THAT KEEP ME BACK FROM THEE;




CALL ME O THRILLING LOVE, I FOLLOW THEE; THOU ART MY ALL, AND I HAVE NOUGHT FOR THEE.
 
O HIDDEN LOVE, WHO NOW ART LOVING ME.
O WOUNDED LOVE, WHO ONCE WAS DEAD FOR ME,
O SUN CROWNED LOVE, WHO ART ALIVE FOR ME.
O PATIENT LOVE, WHO WEARIEST NOT OF ME.
O BEAR WITH ME, TILL I AM LOST IN THEE.
O BEAR WITH ME, TILL I AM FOUND IN THEE.

 
Let us make reparation for those who no longer discern the Body and Blood of the Lord Our "Hidden Jesus" in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

June 19, 2014

Particles of the Blessed Sacrament The Eternal, Life-Giving, GOLD DUST

The Particles of the 
Blessed  Sacrament
The Eternal, Loving, Life-Giving
GOLD DUST
by the Very Rev. Fr. Alphonsus Maria Duran,MJ
Some portions below are quoted or paraphrased  from Fr. Duran's phamphlet.

Eucharistic Benediction at Fatima Shrine, Portugal

Fr. Maria Duran in the pamphlet Particles of the Blessed Sacrament the Eternal life giving Gold dust wrote that he had a non-catholic friend who told him that: “You Catholics must no longer believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament” He said that he assured him that we did and his friend retorted back: “Then you have really grown callous in the way you handle your Eucharistic Services.”

“My grandfather was a jeweler and some of my other relatives are also jewelers. I grew up amid the work of jewelers and their jewels.  As we all know, jewels are very precious and costly. Even their dust is carefully saved by the jeweler.

Jewelers calculate that when they carve a ring or a pin, ten percent of the precious metal used, gold for example, is lost in dust. That has to be calculated in the price and the weigh of the jewelery. Jewelers carve their jewels on special metal plates which they clean with a very fine brush in order to save the dust.

One of my cousin jewelers told me that they even wear an overall which is cleaned by a special procedure to save the dust or particles of precious metal that have collected on the clothing. Each particle is carefully saved and used. 

This reminds me of the care that the priest who has faith in the presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament should have. If such precious care is taken of the jewels of this world, how much more care should be taken of the Body of Christ since our faith tells us that He is really and totally present in each particle of the Most Blessed Sacrament.”

Fr. Duran felt he was referring to those people who disregard the laws of the church and her doctrines making up their own laws and regulations to do as they please. Unfortunately, today there are many and they are more vocal making themselves heard. Giving the wrong impressions and contaminate the faith of others in different degrees.



Despite these people the Church herself has always shown her faith and respect in all her rules and laws given for the care of the most Blessed Sacrament these laws are not what some would say scrupulosity but a matter of detail in love. 





Pope Francis on Corpus Christi stated that:

"Communicated in the Eucharist is the Lord’s love for us: such a great love that He nourishes us with himself; a gratuitous love, always at the disposition of every hungry person and needy of regenerating his strength. To live the experience of faith means to let oneself be nourished by the Lord and to build one’s existence not on material goods, but on the reality that does not perish: the gifts of God, His Word and His Body." Pope Francis Corpus Christi 2014





Let us listen to the words of  St. Cyril of Jerusalem
“Tell me if someone gave you some grains of gold would you not hold them with all carefulness lest you might lose some of them and thereby suffer a loss? Will you not, therefore be much more careful in keeping watch over what is more precious than gold or gems so that not a particle will escape you? (ca. A.D. 315 A.D. 386 Mystagogic Catecheses)


 Each Particle is Precious Indeed


The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist. Christ is present  whole and entire in each of the species and whole and entire in each of their parts, In such a way that the breaking of the bread does not divide Christ. (Catechism of the Catholic Church from the second Vatican Council promulgated by Pope John Paul II, 1377, cf. Council of trent: DS1641.) eucharist Pope Francis
  
It is my firm belief that if Catholics do not recover the respect for the Holy Eucharist we are fast preparing our own punishment as pictured in the 3rd Secret of Fatima revealed in 2000.

Remember that St Paul said that whoever eats the bread and drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord; and any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself (See 1 Corinthians 11:27, 29).

This can also be applied to all those sacrilegious communions made by those receiving in mortal sin as well as for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist who do not take care to carry Our Lord in a dignified manner and make sure that there are no particles remaining in their pyx so that Jesus is not carried into restrooms or other unspeakable places! 

Eucharistic Ministers You are responsible for every lost particle! And the weight of your commission also falls upon your pastor and  your bishops who are the ordinary ministers of the Eucharist! They will have to account to God for you!

Pope Francis gives Benediction

On April 23, 2004, Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, presented, in the Vatican, a 70-page instruction entitled “Redemptionis Sacramentum”, on “certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist.” In his encyclical letter “Eucharistia de Ecclesia,” published in 2003, Pope John Paul II announced this document, which is aimed at putting an end to abuses against the Eucharist, “which have been a source of suffering for many.” “No one is permitted to undervalue the mystery entrusted to our hands,” the Holy Father added. Here are some important excerpts from this new instruction: Read more...


Also see:


In Gruaro, Italy there is another Eucharistic Miracle with a forgotten particle of the Host!

The Eucharistic Miracle of Gruaro Italy, 1294 Part 2  


Take and Drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ horribly outraged by ungrateful men. Repair their crimes and console your God!

Eucharistic Miracles Vatican International Exhibition  A Photographic Exhibition of Church Approved Eucharistic Miracles from 750 A.D. - 2001