|St. John Paul II during a Corpus Christi procession in Rome|
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 Christ 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|
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
"Man carries within himself another hunger, a hunger that cannot be satisfied with ordinary food."
From Pope Francis' Corpus Christi Homily 2014
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 eating 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 & Sr. Lucia
|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 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.
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;
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!
For More Information:
In Gruaro, Italy there is yet another Eucharistic Miracle with a forgotten, lost particle of the Host!
Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Repair their crimes and console your God!