6/4 Twelve Reasons From The Teachings Of The Church For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament

 

 

1. You are greatly needed!
“The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic Adoration.” (Pope (now Saint) John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae)

2. This is a personal invitation to you from Jesus.
“Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Canae)

3. Jesus is counting on you because the Eucharist is the center of life.
“Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that the sacrament of Love shall be at the center of the life of the people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due Him shall be given back love for love and truly become the life of our souls.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

4. Your hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will repair for evils of the world and bring about peace on earth.
“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, Dominicai Cenae)

5. Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to Him!
“Christ is reserved in our churches as the spiritual center of the heart of the community, the universal Church and all humanity, since within the veil of the species, Christ is contained, the Invisible Heart of the Church, the Redeemer of the world, the center of all hearts, by Him all things are and of whom we exist.” (Pope Paul IV, Mysterium Fidei)

6. Jesus wants you to do more than to go to Mass on Sunday.
“Our communal worship at Mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in order that our love may be complete.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

7. You grow spiritually with each moment you spend with Jesus!
“Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

8. The best time you spend on earth is with Jesus, your Best Friend, in the Blessed Sacrament!
“How great is the value of conversation with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, for there is nothing more consoling on earth, nothing more efficacious for advancing along the road of holiness!” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

9. Just as you can be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the Divine Rays of His Grace, His Love, His Peace.
“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, strengthens the weak.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

10. If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would run to welcome Him, but He remains hidden in the Sacred Host under the appearance of Bread, because He is calling us to faith, that we many come to Him in humility.
“The Blessed Sacrament is the Living Heart of each of our churches and it is our very sweet duty to honor and adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate Word, Whom they cannot see.” (Pope Paul VI, Credo of the People of God)

11. With transforming mercy, Jesus makes our heart one with His. “He proposes His own example to those who come to Him, that all may learn to be like Himself, gentle and humble of heart, and to seek not their own interest but those of God.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

12. If the Pope himself would give you a special invitation to visit him in the Vatican, this honor would be nothing in comparison to the honor and dignity that Jesus Himself bestows upon you with the Invitation of spending one hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament.
“The Divine Eucharist bestows upon the Christian people the incomparable dignity.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

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Some books to consider:
Eucharistic Adoration Rosary                                               Secrets of the Eucharist

6/3 The cross destroys three evil kingdoms and constitutes three good Kingdoms in the soul.

Book of Heaven
6/3/04 – Vol. 6

This morning, since blessed Jesus was not coming, I felt all oppressed and tired.  Then, when He came, He told me:  “My daughter, do not want to become tired in suffering, but rather, act as if at each hour you were just beginning to suffer.  In fact, if the soul lets herself be dominated by the cross, the cross destroys three evil kingdoms in her, which are the world, the devil and the flesh, and it constitutes in her three more good Kingdoms:  the Spiritual, the Divine and the Eternal Kingdom.”  And He disappeared.

6/1 Feast Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will – Day Thirty
“So, My daughter, I was in the midst of My Apostles more than the sun of the day. And I was the Anchor, the Wheel, the Boat in which they found Refuge, to be Safe and Sheltered from every danger. Therefore, I can say that I Delivered the nascent Church upon My Maternal Knees, and that My Arms were the Boat in which I Led Her to a Safe Harbor, and I Still Lead Her.” –

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Click here for more on the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church:

The title of Mary, Mother of the Church is not new – there is evidence that is has been used as early as the 4th Century by Saint Ambrose. Also it is an official title given by Pope Paul VI during Vatican II. However, Pope Francis declared that starting 2018 the Monday after Pentecost the Universal Church will celebrate this feast. This means prayers and the readings for the mass on that day can be specifically chosen to fit this occasion…

We should act like Mary is our mother

Through this new annual feast, we should be reminded that Mary is our mother: Christ said so. Mary is not just a mother in some title, but a real mother we can to turn to. Just as she listened to the apostles and their disciples, so will she listen to each of us her children for we believe that she continues to exercise her maternal role in heaven.(CCC § 975) Just as a mother gives gifts to her children, Mary is the mediatrix from where graces (gifts) flow from.( CCC § 969, Lumen Gentium 62) While she increased the biological life of Jesus with her milk, she increases our spiritual life with graces.

If Christ gave Mary to us as mother, should we not treat her as such – the way the apostles did? Should we not go to her and confide the good things that happen in our life as well as our frustrations? Should we not ask her to intercede for material and graces we need? Should we not greet her each morning and “kiss” her goodnight before we go to sleep? If we do so, she can’t not but kiss us back.

Read more from Fr. Ripley’s book: Mary, Mother of the Church.

 

6/1 The month of June is set apart for devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Margaret Mary Alacoque entered the Visitation Convent in 1671 and six years later Christ appeared to her in a vision in which “I could plainly see His heart, pierced and bleeding, yet there were flames, too, coming from it and a crown of thorns around it. He told me to behold His heart which so loved humanity.  Then He seemed to take my very heart from me and place it there in His heart.  In return He gave me back part of His flaming heart.”
In all, there were four revelations, the last of which is responsible for the nine First Fridays’ devotion. Also requested by the Sacred Heart was the establishment of a feast in His honor. We now celebrate this Feast of Sacred Heart on the first Friday after the octave of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, in addition to honoring the Sacred Heart every first Friday of the month.

6/1 St. Annibale Maria di Francia passed away in 1927

 Luisa: “I saw the blessed soul of father (St. Annibale Maria di Francia) before me, near my bed, Invested with Light, Suspended from the earth, fixing on me, but without telling me one word.  I too felt mute before him, and Jesus added:  “Look at him, how Transformed he is.  My Will is Light, and has Transformed that soul into Light; It is Beautiful, and has Given him all the Tints of Perfect Beauty; It is Holy, and he has been Sanctified.  My Will Possesses All Sciences, and his soul has been Invested by Divine Science. There is nothing which My Will has not Given to him.  Oh! if all understood what Divine Will means, they would put everything aside, they would care about doing nothing else, and their whole commitment would be to do My Will alone… the Miracle which the Divine Will wants you to make is that of Giving My Will to creatures, and of making It Known in order to let It Reign.  With this Miracle you will do more than anything; you will place the Salvation, the Sanctity, the Nobility of creatures in Safety, and will also banish their corporal maladies, caused by the fact that My Divine Will does not Reign.  Not only this, but you will place a Divine Will in Safety in the midst of creatures, and will Give Back to It All the Glory and the Honor which human ingratitude has taken away from It.  This is why I did not allow that you would make the Miracle of healing him (Father di Francia); but you made for him the Great Miracle of letting him know My Will, and he left the earth with the Possession of It.  And now he Enjoys, in the Sea of the Light of the Divine Will – and this is More than anything.”  V22 – 6.1.27

6/1 Archbishop Paul F. Leibold passed away in 1972


Most Reverend Paul F. Leibold
Second Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville
Born December 22, 1914
Ordained a Priest: May 18, 1940
Named Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati: April 10, 1958
Consecrated Bishop: June 17, 1958
Apostolic Administrator of Evansville: Oct. 20, 1965
Installed as Bishop of Evansville: June 15, 1966
Installed as Archbishop of Cincinnati: Oct. 2, 1969
Died: June 1, 1972
Burial: Cincinnati, June 7, 1972

– +Archbishop Paul F. Leibold to Heaven 1972 – Confessor of Sister Mary Ephrem – Jesus: “I ask of him (Rev. Leibold) what I continue to ask of you (Sr. Mary Ephrem), oh bride of My Heart – prayer and penance. As a priest after My Own Heart, I will be with him in all his trials and sorrows. Tell him not to become discouraged at the crosses awaiting him for I, the Great High-Priest go before him carrying the heaviest part of his cross. I seek always the humble and lowly of heart and since I have found two such, so I have entrusted to them a great mission, but become not vain, for I have Chosen him and you only because of your unworthiness and lack of virtue. Let this thought be with you always, that you may remember that it is I working through you, Who sanctify you for His Glory and the salvation of souls. You are poor instruments in My Hands, but through you a Great Work will be accomplished. I AM the Great Sculptor of souls. With hammer and chisel I form them that they may glorify My Father by their beauty and perfection. Be pliant in My Hands, oh My two lowly ones, My priest and My little white dove, and then will you be formed into My likeness and through you, I will be formed in souls.” (Letter from Sr. Mary Ephrem to her confessor Archbishop +Paul Leibold 2/20/54).