“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 posts listed above include Bp. Schneider; the influence of Vatican II; the apparitions of Our Lady including Fatima, Akita, Garabandal, Knock, Fr Gobbi and how these reflect the importance of the Eucharist.
There have been many miracles of the Eucharist in the last 2000 years. The one that might be the most well known is that of the miracle of Lanciano.
In the 8th century AD, a Basilian monk doubted the True Presence. During Mass, at the Consecration, the Host started to bleed. The wine also changed and eventually formed into 5 lumps of coagulated Blood, all different sizes. These can still be seen preserved in the church at Lanciano, Italy today.
In the 1970’s a scientific investigation was carried out, without the scientist knowing where the fragment had come from. The results (and pictures of various stages of the investigation) can be seen in the church today.
It was conducted by Prof. Odoardo Linoli, eminent Professor in Anatomy and Pathological Histology and in Chemistry and Clinical Microscopy. He was assisted by Prof. Ruggero Bertelli of the University of Siena.
These analyses sustained the following conclusions:
- The Flesh is real Flesh. The Blood is real Blood.
- The Flesh and the Blood belong to the human species.
- The Flesh consists of the muscular tissue of the heart.
- In the Flesh we see present in section: the myocardium, the endocardium, the vagus nerve and also the left ventricle of the heart for the large thickness of the myocardium.
- The Flesh is a “HEART” complete in its essential structure.
- The Flesh and the Blood have the same blood-type: AB (Blood-type identical to that which Prof. Baima Bollone uncovered in the Holy Shroud of Turin).
- In the Blood there were found proteins in the same normal proportions (percentage-wise) as are found in the sero-proteic make-up of fresh normal blood (although the anaylsis was performed centuries later).
- In the Blood there were also found these minerals: chlorides, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium.
- The preservation of the Flesh and of the Blood, which were left in their natural state for twelve centuries, and exposed to the action of atmospheric and biological agents, remains an extraordinary phenomenon. They remain to this day.
At Lanciano, there is a side room where Newspaper articles and the various results and pictures of slides from the scientific investigation can be seen.
I have also read elsewhere, that the lumps of Blood, each of a different size, all weighed exactly the same , and when weighed all together, still weighed the same!
This affirms for us that the Holy Eucharist is the Sacred Heart of Jesus
In actual fact, many other authentic Eucharistic miracles also exist.
When we receive Jesus in Holy Communion, we are filled with His Love and Peace. Our Divine King, humbles Himself to become one with us. Receive Jesus frequently, with a pure heart, in order to obtain great graces and eternal life. He loves us so much!
But he is not loved in return!!!
The Sacred Heart and St Margaret Mary Alacoque (1600’s)
The first revelation occurred on December 27th, 1673, when Sister Margaret Mary, was praying before the Blessed Sacrament. Our Lord revealed to her great secrets of His love, represented by His Sacred Heart.
The 3rd revelation occurred in June, 1674. Sr Margaret Mary was adoring the Blessed Sacrament. He told her how greatly He loved mankind (suffering and dying for them). But then He said that in return for this Great Love, He has only received ingratitude and contempt. The only return He receives for His eagerness to love mankind is rejection and coldness.
The 4th revelation took place in June, 1675. Again, Margaret Mary was praying before the Blessed Sacrament, when our Lord showed her His Sacred Heart. He said:
“Behold the Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify Its love; and in return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in the Eucharist. But what I feel most keenly is that it is hearts which are consecrated to Me that treat Me thus.”
Jesus requested that we honor His Sacred Heart and make reparation to it; and to make reparation for disrespect towards the Blessed Sacrament.
When we receive Holy Communion –
we receive the True Presence of Jesus
with His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
We receive the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Jesus meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Thine!
Let us stay close to Jesus’ Sacred Heart – His Eucharistic Heart in the Blessed Sacrament!
We live in difficult times. Time spent with Jesus before the Blessed Sacrament is vital. On Holy Thursday, Jesus asked 3 of His Apostles to watch and wait with Him, but they fell asleep. Jesus needs us again at this time. We do not want to let Him down. In the following message from the Book of Truth, Jesus tells us of the benefits of Adoration.
Abundant love at adoration makes you stronger and calmer
12 June 2011 @ 7:00pm
“My beloved daughter, the graces received by My children at the Eucharistic Adoration are powerful. They not only give you the graces to cope with life’s suffering, they make you stronger in your love for Me, your devoted and loyal Saviour.
The love that is poured out over souls during the Adoration is given in abundance. The soul feels this flood of My graces in so many different ways. The first Gift is one of peace in your soul. You will feel this instantly after you have completed your time in close union with Me.
So many, many of My children are denying themselves the many Gifts I have to offer at Adoration, where you spend one hour of your time before My Presence on the altar. While Catholics are aware of the Power of the Eucharist many do not acknowledge the importance of this most important time with Me in contemplation. They simply ignore this Gift. It bores them to have to spend this extra time with Me.
Oh, if only you knew how strong this would make them. Their fears and worries would be dissipated were they to just keep Me company in quiet intimate reflection. If My children could see the Light that envelops their souls during this special Holy Hour, they would be astonished.
Children, it is during this hour that you become very, very close to Me. This is where your voice, your pleas, your pledges of love for Me, will be heard. Many wonderful graces are given to you, children, at this time, so please do not ignore My pleas to spend this time in My company.
The rewards will make you free of worry
The rewards will make you free of worry, light of heart, mind and soul, and calmer in yourself. When you receive Me during the Eucharist I will fill your soul. But when you come to Me in Adoration I will envelop you to such an extent, that the floodgates of My Merciful Love will saturate your mind, body and soul. You will feel a strength, which will yield a quiet confidence that you will find difficult to ignore.
Come to Me, children, now. I need your company. I need you to speak with Me when My Divine Presence is at its strongest. I love you and want to pour all My graces on you, so you can infuse your souls to My Sacred Heart.
Your loving Saviour