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May 12, 2014

May 13th Fatima and Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament!

On May 13th we  is the anniversary of the First apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. Our Lord Sent his Holy Mother for the first time to Fatima, with his requests for the Church to avert future trials for humanity. By so doing he also spoke to us in the unfolding of his providence. May 13th is also the Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.  Our Lord is indicating  by sending his Mother on this day the importance of the Eucharist and the Fatima Message!

Also see A call to Eucharistic Reparation


St. Peter Julian Emyard

In 1868, Saint Peter Julian Eymard first gave the title Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to Mary in order to honor her in her relationship to the Holy Eucharist and to place her before us as a model in our duties and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.

 



In 1921 the Sacred Congregation of Rite authorized the Blessed Sacrament Congregations to celebrate each year, on the 13th of May, a "solemn commemoration of the Blessed Virgin," with the intention of honoring Mary under the title of "Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament." This Feast is still celebrated today by all the spiritual sons and daughters of St. Peter Julian Eymard.

Our Lady gives witness in her conduct toward the Blessed Sacrament, we learn from her what ours should be!



 "The Eucharist began at Bethlehem in Mary's arms.  It was she who brought to humanity the Bread for which it was famishing, and which alone can nourish it. She it was who took care of that Bread for us. It was she who nourished the Lamb whose life-giving Flesh we feed upon,"- St. Peter Julian Eymard





It is through Mary, the Mother of the Eucharist that fallen humanity will  find its way back to God. God was pleased to come into the world the first time through this simple handmaid and he will also return triumphant at the end of time through her. Our Lady will lead the Church to a happy union with her Divine Spouse if we choose to obey her requests that come from God. Let us follow these requests at Fatima today tomorrow may be too late!

  
A Prayer to Our Lady
of the Blessed Sacrament





Virgin Mother Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament you are called  “SPIRITUAL VESSEL” and “VESSEL of HONOR.”  --SINGULAR VESSEL OF DEVOTION--Because you carried Jesus in your body. You are the precious vessel which held him.







I can never be as spotless—as exquisitely beautiful as you are.
Yet I want so much to be his vessel too.   I want to be his ciborium, that through me he may give himself as food—to those who are hungry for Him. –I want to be his monstrance, to show him and my faith in him to everyone I come in contact with. I want to be his “vessel of honor”—and, when I go to the sick—to carry him to them.
But to be a spiritual vessel like you,
--I must first be emptied of self and sin.

Help me my Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to make room for your Jesus in my heart. Help me to fight to keep on fighting against all the evil in me. Will you, at the offertory of every Mass said today, ask Jesus to change the badness in me—into his goodness, as truly as the bread is changed into his Body and Blood?

Ask your Jesus in the host I pray you, to fashion me, mold me form me into a “spiritual vessel”—That I may carry him within me always—wherever I go. Amen

May 3, 2014

Fulfilling the requests of our Lady @ Fatima are the means given by God to obtain final Victory of Good over Evil and the Triumph of Mary!



    
Our Lady of Sorrows
During the miracle of the sun Our Lady also appeared as the the Sorrowful Mother lamenting the great loss of souls who would not heed her pleas and did not avail themselves to her help.

Be an apostle to help spread the First Saturday Devotions and help Our Lady in this great battle for souls! Consider going to parishes that do not recite the Rosary before or after Mass and ask the pastor if he will allow the public recitation of the Rosary and if he will Consecrate the parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Many parishes already recite the Rosary before or after Mass but so many do not.

What on Earth are You Doing
For Heavens Sake?

The servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said: "The problem with the World today is that there are not enough Rosaries being said."


For parishes that already recite the Rosary, does the pastor participate? This is a powerful silent example for his people. In my parish many people stay for the Rosary because Father is leading it. Many more Rosaries are then being offered. Father is placing his people and parish under our Lady's mantle of protection everyday. What greater thing can a pastor do for them? These are positive steps everyone can do towards a victory in this spiritual war.

THE TRIUMPH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART!
The means given to us by God in obtaining the final triumph of Mary "The Woman Clothed in the Sun" can be gleaned from the MESSAGE of Fatima along with the other Marian Apparitions APPROVED BY THE CHURCH in the light of the Fatima Message.

1. Say the Rosary everyday (5 decades)  More if we are able. Mass often according to our state in life.

2. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary: Individuals, Families, Parishes, Dioceses' Nations.

3. The Brown Scapular
Enrollment and wearing of The Brown Scapular of our Lady of Mt. Carmel. During the Miracle of the sun when the crowd thought it was the end of the world the children saw Our Lady appear as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel holding the Rosary and the scapular.

Lucia of Fatima said that "Our Lady never looked so Beautiful as When She Appeared at Fatima During the Miracle of the Sun in Her Carmelite Habit.

Lucia said that: "The very fact that She was Holding the Brown Scapular tells us that She Wants us to Take it and USE IT ! "OUR LADY WANTS EVERYONE TO WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR: IT IS THE SIGN OF CONSECRATION TO HER IMMACULATE HEART!!" Through these (the Rosary and Scapular) she will save the world. 

The brown scapular will act as the blood over the doors of the Jews during passover. The angel of death passed by all the homes marked by the Blood of the lamb to deliver them from the slavery of the Egyptians.

The Triumph of Mary



 God will also perform great wonders for his church when he ushers in the Triumph of Mary but in order for us to pass through the time of purification we must be marked as a child of Mary wearing her brown scapular! 

Jesus was the firstborn of the Father who died for us. The scapular will identify us as his brothers and sisters. It is endowed with many privileges from the church including the Sabatine Promise. For more on the Brown Scapular.






4. Confession once a Month

The First Saturday Devotions requires one to go to confession once a month for five consecutive months. My own experience with souls returning to the practice of the faith is that after the struggle to persevere and do this for five months, overcoming the obstacles the devil places in front of them, Our Lady gives them graces beyond their imagining. You placed yourself under her mantle of protection. She becomes our mother and teacher catechist in the spiritual life. We have a grace from her a hunger to learn and grow closer to the mystery of her son in the Eucharist. A desire to defend his honor and the rights of Holy Mother Church. She wants to prepare her children for union with her son. When we receive him in Holy Communion and also at that final union with him at the end of our life. 
5. Our Daily Duties
The message of Fatima consists simply in the fulfillment of our daily duties according to our state in life. Personal Consecration to Mary with the wearing of the Brown Scapular as a sign of consecration, along with daily recitation of the Rosary and First Saturday Devotions, are  the sure means in obtainig the final Victory of good over evil and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be obtained!


Maria Auxilium Christianorum Refugium Peccatorum  
Ora pro nobis libera nos ab igne inferni!

Mary Help of Christians Refuge of Sinners, 
Pray for Us, Save us from 
the fires of hell!