Friday, March 18, 2011

Our Lady of Akita, Japan: Eucharistic Prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist

"In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With my Son I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him forming a legion of victim souls. Prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father’s anger. I desire this also from your community. That it love poverty, that it sanctify itself and pray in reparation for the ingratitude and outrages of so many men. Recite the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist with awareness of its meaning; put it into practice; offer in reparation (whatever God may send) for sins. Let each one endeavor, according to capacity and position, to offer herself entirely to the Lord."

~ Our Lady of Akita to Sr. Agnes ~


"Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in the Holy Eucharist,
I consecrate my body and soul to be entirely one with Your Heart,
being sacrificed at every instant on all the altars of the world and giving praise to the Father,
pleading for the coming of His Kingdom.
Please receive this humble offering of myself.
Use me as You will for the glory of the Father and the salvation of souls.
Most Holy Mother of God, never let me be separated from your Divine Son.
Please defend and protect me as your special child.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lamb of God

"You will never know God's will in your life unless you're a man or woman of prayer...

...the first best place to listen to God in prayer is in front of the Blessed Sacrament...

...if you can stop every day and give time to God in front of the Blessed Sacrament, your life will change."

~ Fr. Larry Richards ~

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Pain of Jesus When Souls Are Indifferent About Receiving Holy Communion

"Oh, how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion. I wait for souls, and they are indifferent toward Me. I love them tenderly and sincerely, and they distrust Me. I want to lavish My graces on them, and they do not want to accept them. They treat Me as a dead object, whereas My Heart is full of love and mercy. In order that you may know at least some of My pain, imagine the most tender of mothers who has great love for her children, while those children spurn her love. Consider her pain. No one is in a position to console her. This is but a feeble image and likeness of My love."

~ Jesus to Saint Faustina; excerpt 1447 from  The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska ~

Friday, March 11, 2011

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) and Fr. Robert Barron Comment on Eucharistic Adoration

"The Lord is present in the tabernacle in His divinity and in His humanity. He is not present for His own sake but for ours: it is His delight to be with the 'children of men.' He knows, too, that, being what we are, we need His personal nearness. In consequence, every thoughtful and sensitive person will feel attracted and will be there as often and as long as possible. And the practice of the Church, which has instituted perpetual adoration, is just as clear."

~ St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross ~

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pope John Paul II: Eucharistic Adoration--Fulfilling an Eminent Service

"It is invaluable to converse with Christ, and leaning against Jesus' breast like his beloved disciple, we can feel the infinite love of His Heart. We learn to know more deeply the One who gave Himself totally, in the different mysteries of His divine and human life, so that we may become disciples and in turn enter into this great act of giving, for the glory of God and the salvation of the world. Through adoration, the Christian mysteriously contributes to the radical transformation of the world and to the sowing of the Gospel. Anyone who prays to the Savior draws the whole world with him and raises it to God. Those who stand before the Lord are therefore fulfilling an eminent service. They are presenting to Christ all those who do not know him or are far from him; they keep watch in His Presence on their behalf."

~  Pope John Paul II, 1996 ~

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Graces From Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for Those Who Ask

"Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament has His hands full of graces,
and He is ready to bestow them on anyone who asks for them."

~ St. Peter of Alcantara ~