Thursday, December 31, 2009

Come, Adore Jesus in the Eucharist!

“I desire that Adoration take place
for the intention of imploring mercy for the world.”
~ Jesus to St. Faustina ~

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Eucharistic Adoration: Personal Encounter With the Lord

"In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; eucharistic adoration is simply the natural consequence of the eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church's supreme act of adoration... The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself. Indeed, "only in adoration can a profound and genuine reception mature. And it is precisely this personal encounter with the Lord that then strengthens the social mission contained in the Eucharist, which seeks to break down not only the walls that separate the Lord and ourselves, but also and especially the walls that separate us from one another."

~ Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, 66 ~

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Eucharistic Prayers from Fatima

In the spring of 1916, a year before Our Lady visited the three children of Fatima, an Angel of God came to them and taught them this prayer:

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You. (3 times)

In the fall of the same year, the Angel prostrated himself before the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of Jesus Christ and taught the three children to make reparation to our Eucharistic Lord:

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Holy Eucharist: Visible Sign of God's Love for Us

"When I contemplate the mystery of the Eucharist, I am continually reminded of these beautiful words from the Sacred Scriptures: “Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved” (John 3: 16-17).

"We cannot even begin to fathom the depth of God’s love for us. His love is so immense that he himself is defined as love. “God is love” (1 John 4: 8, 16). The Holy Eucharist is the most visible sign of God’s love for each of us. Jesus loves us so much that he cannot leave us. “And know that I am with you always until the end of time” (Matthew 28: 20). "

" biggest problem on Sunday is that each Mass has to come to an end. How could I be bored when I have been called to the Catholic priesthood? Each time I celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, it is as though a new Bethlehem and a new Calvary have become present for me. How could I be bored when I hold Jesus in my sinful and trembling hands?"

~ Father James Farfaglia, 22 years a priest ~

Sunday, December 27, 2009

St. Padre Pio: Human Glory Compared With Time Spent in Eucharistic Adoration

"A thousand years of enjoying human glory

is not worth even an hour

spent sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament."

~ Saint Padre Pio ~

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Eucharistic Adoration

A video to inspire us and inform us about Eucharistic Adoration
and what the Roman Catholic Church believes and upholds as true:

Friday, December 25, 2009

Come, Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord!

"O Come, All Ye Faithful"
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
Lo, He shuns not the Virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created;

Repeat refrain

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;

Repeat refrain

See how the shepherds, summoned to His cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
We too will thither bend our joyful footsteps;

Repeat refrain

Lo! star led chieftains, Magi, Christ adoring,
Offer Him incense, gold, and myrrh;
We to the Christ Child bring our hearts’ oblations.

Repeat refrain

Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,
We would embrace Thee, with love and awe;
Who would not love Thee, loving us so dearly?

Repeat refrain

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

Repeat refrain

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