Ancient Miracles of the Blessed Sacrament - Published on Aug 14, 2016
CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP
AND THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENT
regarding the Most Holy Eucharist
IR-RIT TAL-QUDDIESA - THE ORDER OF MASS
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Catechesis at 51st International Eucharistic Congress, with the title ‘The Eucharist: Celebration of the Paschal Mystery’, delivered by Bishop Robert Emmet Barron, Titular Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania, and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, from the IEC Pavillion, Cebu, Philippines.
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The Eucharist: A Clear and Complete Teaching
Presented to the Parents of First Communicants - video published on 14 April 2016
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The Last Supper - The founding of the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Holy Orders
“Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Jesus and ready to make reparation for the great evils of the world. Let your adoration never cease” (Pope John Paul II)
“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now” (Bl. Teresa of Calcutta).
“In the presence of Jesus in the Holy Sacrament, we ought to be like the blessed in heaven before the Divine Essence” (St. Teresa of Avila).
“Listen: there are two things the devil is deadly afraid of: fervent Communions and frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament” (St. John Bosco).
“Ask Jesus to make you a saint. After all, only He can do that. Go to confession regularly and to Communion as often as you can” (St. Dominic Savio).
“God is infinitely powerful, yet could not give us more; He is infinitely wise, yet He knows not how to give us more; He is infinitely rich, yet He has nothing greater to give us, for in Holy Communion, He gives us Himself” (St. Augustine).
“…In this world I cannot see the Most High Son of God with my own eyes, except for His Most Holy Body and Blood” (St. Francis of Assisi).
“Let us never forget that an age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Holy Eucharist. This is the measure of its spiritual life and its faith, of its charity and its virtue” (St. Peter Julian Eymard).
“As a man must be born before he can begin to lead his physical life, so he must be born to lead a Divine Life. That birth occurs in the Sacrament of Baptism. To survive, he must be nourished by Divine Life; that is done in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist” (Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen).
“Holy Communion is the shortest and the safest way to Heaven” (St. Pius X).
“When Our Lord sees pure souls coming to visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament, He smiles on them. They come with the simplicity that pleases Him so much” (St. John Vianney).
“If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion” (St. Maximilian Kolbe).
“How I loved the feasts!… I especially loved the processions in honour of the Blessed Sacrament. What a joy it was for me to throw flowers beneath the feet of God!… I was never so happy as when I saw my roses touch the sacred Monstrance…” (St. Therese of the Child Jesus).
“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you—for you alone?” (St. Therese of the Child Jesus).
One day someone said, ‘If only I had lived at the time of Jesus… If only I had seen Jesus… If only I had talked with Jesus…’ St. Teresa of Avila replied, ‘But do we not have in the Eucharist the living, true, and real Jesus present before us? Why look for more?’
“Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us, day and night. He is in our midst. He dwells with us full of grace and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtue, consoles the afflicted, and strengthens the weak” (Pope Paul VI).
“Without adoration, there is no transformation of the world” (Pope Benedict XVI).
“The soul hungers for God, and nothing but God can satiate it. Therefore He came to dwell on earth and assumed a body in order that this Body might become the Food of our souls” (St. John Vianney).
“…If Saint John leaped in the womb at the approach of Mary, what feelings must have coursed through Joseph during those six months when he had at his side and under his very eyes the hidden God! If the father of Origen used to kiss his child during the night and adore the Holy Spirit living within Him, can we doubt that Joseph must often have adored Jesus hidden in the pure tabernacle of Mary? How fervent that adoration must have been: My Lord and my God, behold your servant! No one can describe the adoration of this noble soul. He saw nothing, yet he believed; his faith had to pierce the virginal veil of Mary. So likewise with you! Under the veil of the Sacred Species your faith must see our Lord. Ask St. Joseph for his lively, constant faith” (St. Peter Julian Eymard).
“The Eucharist is the sun of the feasts of the Church. It sheds light on those feasts and renders them living and joyous” (St. Peter Julian Eymard).
“The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life” (St. Thomas Aquinas).
“From the Eucharist comes strength to live the Christian life and zeal to share that life with others” (Bl. John Paul II).
“The many wonders of creation can only fill us with astonishment and admiration. But when we speak of the Most Holy Eucharist we can say that here is to be found the miracle of divine love for us…. Has there been, or will there ever be, a nobler or more magnanimous love than that which He has shown us in the sacrament of love?” (St. John Vianney).
“The adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament is the end of the Church Militant, just as adoration of God in His glory is the end of the Church Triumphant. A holy rivalry, a concert of prayer, a harmony of divine service should exist between the heavenly court and the Eucharistic court here below, between the adorer and his mother the Church” (St. Peter Julian Eymard).
“When the Sisters are exhausted, up to their eyes in work; when all seems to go awry, they spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. This practice has never failed to bear fruit: they experience peace and strength” (Bl. Teresa of Calcutta)
“…Such visits are a proof of gratitude and expression of love, an acknowledgment of the Lord’s presence” (Pope Paul VI—speaking of adoration).
“Adoration is not a luxury but a priority…” (Pope Benedict XVI)
“The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic Adoration.… Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love” (Bl. John Paul II).
“Adoration is of inestimable value in the life of the Church…” (Bl. John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia).
“Eucharistic Adoration prepares for and prolongs the Eucharistic Celebration” (Pope Benedict XVI).
“When we contemplate Him present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar, Christ draws near to us and becomes more intimate to us than we are to ourselves. Remaining in silence before the Blessed Sacrament, it is Christ totally and really present whom we discover, whom we adore and with whom we are content” (Bl. John Paul II).
“The Blessed Sacrament is the ‘Living Heart’ of each of our churches and it is our very sweet duty to honour and adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate Word, Whom they cannot see” (Pope Paul VI).
Quotes on the Most Blessed Sacrament http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/tes/a7.html
The Sacrament of the Eucharisthttp://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a3.htm