“The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.”
Recent posts on the Eucharist:
“Importance of the Eucharist Part 1” posted on 6th Sept. and
“Importance of the “Eucharist Part 2” posted on 7th Sept.
“The Eucharist: Priests and Prayers given by Heaven” posted on 14th Sept.2020
We can never underestimate the power and importance of the Eucharist. Recent events have managed to hijack this belief – streamed Masses, some churches closed, limits to attendance in churches, (when other activities are not stopped), Holy Communion being forbidden on the tongue (contrary to advice that it is ‘safer’, …
Cardinal Sarah, in recent article has spoken about this. (see below)
Cardinal Sarah: ‘We Must Return to the Eucharist’
VATICAN CITY — In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church.
The letter, sent to bishops this week, said that, while the Church should cooperate with civic authorities and be attentive to safety protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic, “liturgical norms are not matters on which civil authorities can legislate, but only the competent ecclesiastical authorities.” It also emphasized that bishops can make provisional changes to liturgical rubrics in order to accommodate public health concerns, and urged obedience to those temporary changes. …
“As soon as circumstances permit, however, it is necessary and urgent to return to the normality of Christian life, which has the church building as its home and the celebration of the liturgy, especially the Eucharist, as ‘the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; and at the same time it is the font from which all her power flows’ (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 10).”
Cardinal Sarah noted that “as soon as is possible... we must return to the Eucharist with a purified heart, with a renewed amazement, with an increased desire to meet the Lord, to be with Him, to receive Him and to bring Him to our brothers and sisters with the witness of a life full of faith, love and hope.”
“We cannot be without the banquet of the Eucharist, the table of the Lord to which we are invited as sons and daughters, brothers and sisters to receive the Risen Christ himself, present in body, blood, soul and divinity in that Bread of Heaven which sustains us in the joys and labours of this earthly pilgrimage.”
We “cannot be without the Christian community,” Cardinal Sarah added, “cannot be without the house of the Lord,” “cannot be without the Lord’s Day.”
“We cannot live as Christians without participating in the Sacrifice of the Cross in the which the Lord Jesus gave himself unreservedly to save, by his death, humanity which had died because of sin…in the embrace of the Crucified One all human suffering finds light and comfort.”
The cardinal explained that while streamed or televised Masses “have performed a great service…at a time when there was no possibility of community celebration, no broadcast is comparable to personal communication or can replace it. On the contrary, these broadcasts alone risk distancing us from a personal and intimate encounter with the incarnate God who gave himself to us not in a virtual way,” but in the Eucharist.
“Once the concrete measures that can be taken to reduce the spread of the virus to a minimum have been identified and adopted, it is necessary that all resume their place in the assembly of brothers and sisters…and encourage again those brothers and sisters who have been discouraged, frightened, absent, or uninvolved for too long.”
The cardinal said that bishops should give “due attention” to “hygiene and safety regulations” while avoiding the “sterilisation of gestures and rites” or “instilling, even unconsciously, fear and insecurity in the faithful.”
He added that bishops should be certain that civil authorities not subordinate the Mass to a place of priority below “recreational activities” or regard the Mass as only a “gathering” comparable to other public activities, and reminded bishops that civic authorities cannot regulate liturgical norms.
Cardinal Sarah said that pastors should “insist on the necessity of adoration,” work to ensure the dignity of the liturgy and its setting, and ensure that “the faithful should be recognized as having the right to receive the Body of Christ and to worship the Lord present in the Eucharist,” without “limitations that go even beyond what is provided for by the norms of hygiene issued by public authorities.” …
Read the whole article here:
The Power of the Eucharist
Messages from Book of Truth:
Virgin Mary: The favours granted when you receive the Body of my Son
19 October 2012 @ 9:06am
(Received during an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which lasted 20 minutes, during which an image of the Holy Eucharist appeared on her forehead)
My child, the Host, which you see on my forehead, is a symbol, to prove to all of God’s children, the Real Presence of my Son in the Holy Eucharist.
My Son is present in the world and stands beside each of God’s children every day in the hope that they will feel His Presence.
Children, it is only through receiving the Real Body of My Son, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of mankind, that you will be blessed with special graces.
When my Son died for your sins, so that every child of God would be able to defy death, He left behind an important legacy.
The Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist is Real and when consumed, brings you special protection. It brings you closer in union with Him.
He is the Bread of Life. This Gift to you, children, must never be questioned or rejected.
The favours granted to those who receive His Body and Blood include salvation from Purgatory, if received every day.
My Son will take you, at the time of death, into His Arms away from the fires of Purgatory.
The Holy Mass, which offers the Real Body of my Son, in honour of my Father, brings with it, also, great benefits.
The more daily Masses you attend and the more you receive the Body and Blood of my Son, in the Holy Eucharist, you will be granted immunity from the purification in the fires of Purgatory.
Those of you who dismiss the Existence of my Son, in the Holy Eucharist, deny yourselves a great Gift. You will not be condemned for refusing His Body in the Holy Mass, but you will not receive the graces, which He wishes to bestow on all of God’s children.
The Holy Communion you receive must be Consecrated properly. When you receive His Body, He will fill you with a deep and humble love, which will strengthen your faith and bring you Eternal Life.
The Holy Eucharist is the Gift, which will grant you Eternal Life. Never forget this.
My Son suffered greatly to give the world this great Gift, the passport to Heaven. Do not reject it. Do not challenge His generosity. Do not underestimate the Power of the Holy Host.
Please recite this Crusade Prayer (81) for the Gift of the Holy Communion
O Heavenly Host, fill my body with the nourishment it needs.
Fill my soul with the Divine Presence of Jesus Christ.
Give me the graces to fulfil the Holy Will of God.
Fill me with the peace and calm, which comes from Your Holy Presence.
Never let me doubt Your Presence.
Help me to accept You in Body and Soul, and that, by the Holy Eucharist, the Graces bestowed upon me, will help me to proclaim the Glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Purify my heart.
Open my soul and sanctify me when I receive the great Gift of the Holy Eucharist.
Grant me the graces and the favours it bestows upon all God’s children, and grant me immunity from the fires of Purgatory. Amen.
My children, you must pray that all Christians will accept and understand the Power of the Holy Eucharist. It is the armour required to salvage the souls of all my children.
Accept it with good grace and generosity of heart.
Your Blessed Mother
Mother of Salvation
The following message, indicating the changes to come, all reflect of the importance of the Holy Eucharist.
A new form of the Cross will be introduced
30 April 2013 @ 3:40pm
My dearly beloved daughter, My Authority will never diminish, and like a light, will fade amidst the thick fog, but it will always be visible, even though it may be reduced to but just a faint glimmer.
When the world changes again, as the spirit of evil creates division upon division, it will only be the Light of God which will sustain you. My Presence will be felt by those who come to Me for help, for I will never desert you, especially when you feel that all is hopeless. Nothing but the Truth will help you to cope, when the lack of charity which is evident in the world today increases, as men’s hearts turn to stone.
The Truth is contained in the Holy Bible. It is the food by which man can live now and in the future.Very soon it will become impossible to buy a Bible, as many nations will adhere to the new laws, especially in Europe, which will ban all books which promote the Word of God.
The letter is being written now to beckon all those in the service of the Catholic Church.Soon, all of My sacred servants will be informed of the changes, which they will be told are for the good of the Church.
The new rules, which will see amendments made to prayers during the Holy Mass, will seem innocent. To many, they won’t notice the significance, but it will relate to the Holy Eucharist and My Presence within It. The word ‘commemorate’ will be used and all churches will soon be stripped bare of their treasures. The taking of treasures, including gold Tabernacles – which will be replaced by those made of wood and stone – will be one of the signs that they are being gathered for the New World Religion.
Churches will be changed within their walls and this will involve the desecration of altars. The Monstrance, holding the Holy Eucharist, will begin to disappear and the days when My Holy Host is exposed will come to an end.
Cast scorn upon My Word now, and you will weep tears when these acts are brought before you. Soon, not long afterwards, the garments worn by My sacred servants, will be altered and a new form of the Cross will be introduced. The new atrocity will not be based on the simple cross. Instead it will feature, discreetly, the head of the beast.
I ask you to gather My holy Crosses now and keep them in your homes, along with Holy Water. I urge all of you to hold onto the Truth of what I have told you. Then I want you to trust in Me completely. Never believe that I Am leaving you at the mercy of the evil one. I will remain close to you at all times. I will pour special blessings on the heads of My beloved, loyal sacred servants to keep them entwined with My Sacred Heart.
Keep your hearts close to Me and to each other. Comfort and strengthen each other, for you must love each other, more than ever, before and during the times ahead. I Am your family. You are Mine. We will remain united, until the time when the trumpets peal out and the announcement is made that I Am to reveal Myself, finally, in My Second Coming. Then you will feel the joy and peace which I have promised you. Then all suffering will end.