Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A Message concerning my Blog

Dear Friends in Jesus and Mary,

My Blog will be on Holiday from May- July. I will resume blogging on the 20th of August.

Happy Holidays and Enjoy the Summer.




CORPUS CHRISTI AND THE SACRED HEART

Introduction:

The Feast Day of Corpus Christi (The Body of Christ) was requested by Our Lord himself.

It was not a feast day that the Church in its wisdom decided to include in the liturgical calendar. It was a feast day, rather, that Jesus Christ requested through extraordinary means by appearing to his servant Saint Juliana and showing her a Moon that he said was symbolic of the feast day that was needed, that he wanted, that he requested, the feast day of Corpus Christi.

And Saint Juliana said "But Jesus, we have a feast day Holy Thursday".

And Our Lord explained to her that Holy Thursday is also a feast day that celebrates the institution of the Holy Priesthood along with the institution of the Holy Eucharist.

He wanted one special feast day set aside in honor of "His Real Presence in the most Blessed Sacrament".

For he said as the Church progressed in time, faith in His Real Presence would dimnish to the point where it would need a feast day to remind the people that he is really here.

"That the Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ".

That this is not a symbol of Jesus Christ, but the reality of Jesus Christ himself. The same Jesus born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago, the same Jesus who died on the Cross for our sins, and the same Jesus that rose again on Easter Sunday is really, truly, bodily, and personally present in the most Blessed Sacrament.

The Connection and Similarity between Corpus Christi and the Sacred Heart :

In the Month of June, we celebrate the feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Why do we celebrate Corpus Christi on Sunday and the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday ??

Again, this is because this is what Our Blessed Lord specifically requested.

Through his servant Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque he requested a feast day in honor of the Sacred Heart, within the octave of the feast day of Corpus Christi, because he wanted to spotlight, highlight, focus, emphasize, dramatize, :

THE BLESSED SACRAMENT IS THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS LIVING AND LOVING IN OUR MIDST TODAY !!

Conclusion:

The Message of the Sacred Heart is Eucharistic. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is Eucharistic. Jesus Christ appeared to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

And his first words were "Please look at this heart which has loved mankind so much, consumed itself for love of man, and yet is so little loved in return.

" I THIRST WITH SUCH A TERRIBLE THIRST TO BE LOVED IN THIS MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT".

His request to her was an appeal to mankind to be loved in the Blessed Sacrament, the same request that goes back to the Gospel, "Could you not watch one hour with me ??"

For the Heart of Christ, as he himself described it, is a burning furnace of Love. When Saint Margaret Mary looked at the Heart of Christ, it was like a million burning suns on fire with love, for each and every one of us.

How can we truly believe in the "Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament knowing that Saint Pope John Paul -2 was right when he said that Jesus Christ waits for us in this "Sacrament of Love" with a love that no human tongue can tell for the Lord loves us as no one else loves us and not be moved to come to him every single day" ??

Credits:

Could you not watch one hour with me  By Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament
P.O. Box 1701
Plattsburgh, New York -12901
USA
Newsletter No 19
June 1999






Wednesday, 22 April 2015

28th April Feast Day of Saint Louis Marie Grignon De Montfort and Catholic Classics written by this Awesome Saint

Introduction:

April 28 is the Feast Day of Saint Louis Marie De Montfort - A Great Marian Apostle.

He wrote 4 Books which have become quite popular among catholics in the past 4 decades. They are as follows:

1) A Letter to the Friends of the Cross

2) The Secret of Mary

3) The Secret of the Rosary

4) True Devotion to Mary.

Here is something about his life in France where he was born and ordained a Catholic Priest.

Saint Louis Marie De Montfort was the second son of his Parents, who had 18 children in all. Several of his brothers and sisters died very young.

He was baptized on February 1, 1673 the day after his birth. His Father was a Lawyer in the town of Montfort in Brittany, France. His Mother was a pious hard - working woman who gave him his first lessons in the spiritual life.

When he was 12 years old, he was sent to the College of Saint Thomas Becket which was taught by the Jesuit Fathers in the City of Rennes.

Already in college, he began to grow greatly in holiness. His love of holiness centred around his deep devotion to the Blessed Mother of God, of whom he was later to become an "Internationally known Apostle".

He entered the Seminary of Saint Sulpice and in that famous house of studies his great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary came to greater strength.

He consecrated himself entirely to Jesus through Mary. He formed a society among the seminarians to practice perfect devotion to the Blessed Virgin.

On June 5, 1700 He was ordained a Catholic Priest by Bishop Bazan De Flamanville of Perpignan. He spent several days preparing for his first mass.

He offered the "Holy Sacrifice of the Mass" for the first time in the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin in the Church of Saint Sulpice.

He wanted to go to America as a missionary but was refused. Instead, he became one of those preaching "Parish Missions" in his own country.

The Catholic and Marian Masterpiece - True Devotion to Mary:

Over the course of time and after some years, he wrote a book "True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin" which still continues to be considered one of the greatest "Marian Masterpieces and Classics of all time".

The perfect devotion he wrote of and taught in his preaching and in his book consists in an act of total consecration to Jesus through Mary.

Saint Louis Marie De Montfort was and is the great "Marian Apostle". He lived what he preached.

One can learn how to live consecration to Mary's Immaculate Heart by prayerfully studying his Masterpiece "True Devotion to Mary".

Those who would say De Montfort's "True Devotion" is of another age and culture have not properly understood or appreciated his message.

It is timeless causing many to consider it inspired. It is the Church of the present and past century that glorified this Saint whom "Divine Providence" used to usher in the Age of Mary.

Credits:
The Mary Book Mother of Evangelism by Father Robert J. Fox
Chapter 8 - Saint Louis Marie Grignon De Montfort
Pages 201-205
1992

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Divine Mercy Sunday 2015 12th April Merciful Jesus Christ, I trust in you A Personal Story

I love the Divine Mercy Message and Devotion 24-7-365.

My Family and I have promoted the Divine Mercy Message and Devotion in Mumbai, India vigorously for more than 25 years.

We have spread the Divine Mercy Message and Devotion to Cities in Central India and in North India like Lucknow, Indore, and Patna to mention a few.

In 1994 and in 1995, we got in touch with Divine Mercy Information Centre, Hong Kong which was run by a Chinese Catholic Evangelist by the name of Mr John Bosco Wong. He was a Third Order Carmelite.

Mr John Bosco Wong sent my family tons of Divine Mercy Literature in 1996 and in 1997 meant for propagation in India.

We used to take literature with us to various Catholic Churches in Bandra West, a Suburb of Mumbai like Mount Carmel's Church, Saint Peter's Church, and Saint Andrew's Church to mention a few.

We used to distribute Divine Mercy Literature to Catholics explaining to them the significance of the Image of the Merciful Jesus Christ, the 3.00 Prayer, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday. This was done throughout 1996 and 1997 respectively.

My Parents were instrumental in getting the approval from Cardinal Ivan Dias of the Archdiocese of Mumbai in 1999 for Divine Mercy Sunday to be declared a "Church Feast" in the Archdiocese of Mumbai.

Our Objective in promoting this beautiful devotion was to make known the all encompassing love of Merciful Jesus Christ for suffering and sinful humanity.

AN OUTSTANDING MIRACLE OF DIVINE MERCY :

In January 1999, My Father was engaged in some masonry work on the terrace of the Bungalow where we live.

While doing some work on the terrace, he lost his balance and fell 25 feet to the ground. He miraculously survived this fall only because he used to promote the Divine Mercy Message and Devotion on his travels to various cities in India when he used to deliver continuous "Medical Education" Lectures. He is a Physician by Profession.

The fact that only a bone was injured in his right leg is an "Astounding Miracle" of the Divine Mercy in his life. Jesus Christ, the Divine Mercy protected him from serious harm and serious injury.

Now in 2015, We as a family are extremely happy to know that the Divine Mercy Message and Devotion is spreading like wildfire all across peninsular India and all across the world.

Let me conclude. Our Lord Jesus Christ asked Saint Faustina to see to it that the Feast of Divine Mercy be established on the First Sunday after Easter.

This would be a day of total forgiveness of sins for those who receive Holy Communion and go to Confession.

Happy Divine Mercy Sunday to one and all.

Note 1: Please check out an awesome and magnificent Website on Divine Mercy Sunday. please read it.

Divine Mercy Sunday

http://www.divinemercysunday.com/

Note 2 : Unceasingly pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and 3.00 Prayer for the salvation of souls.

The 3.00 Prayer

You expired Jesus Christ, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy envelop the whole world and empty yourself out upon us.

O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You.





Wednesday, 1 April 2015

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND SAINT POPE JOHN PAUL -2

Introduction:

On December 2, 1981 Saint Pope John Paul -2 began Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament exposed in a Chapel at Saint Peter's in Rome and appealed to all Parishes to do the same.

He exhorted us to fill our Churches outside the timetable of Masses with hours of adoration and prolonged periods of Exposition as an expression of our personal commitment to our Eucharistic Lord and Saviour.

Jesus Christ himself points to the ways, the means, and the source of renewal when he says "Come to Me" for "I will refresh you" (Matthew 11:28). And again, "See I make all things new". striking is the fact that Jesus Christ did not whisper it, nor did he speak in a normal voice.

Rather, Sacred Scripture says that he "cried out" when he said :"If anyone thirsts, let him come to me. Let him drink who believes in me". Scripture has it "from within him rivers of living waters shall flow." (John 7 : 37-39)

The Blessed Sacrament is Jesus Christ living in our midst to fulfill a promise made long ago: "I myself will pasture my sheep. I myself will give them rest, says the Lord God. The Lost, I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal". ( Ezekiel 34 : 14-16). The Blessed Sacrament is Jesus Christ, the God- Man sacred in his divinity, sacred in his humanity.

In his first encyclical letter "Redemptor Hominis" Saint Pope John Paul - 2 exhorted that "Every member of the church, specially Bishops and Priests must be vigilant in seeing that this "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 to it, Christ shall be given back "Love for Love" and truly become the "life of our souls".


No Matter how  busy Saint Pope John Paul -2 was, or how many important people he had to see, he made sure he spent time with the most important person of all : "JESUS CHRIST IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT".

Every Day, he used to spend 2 or 3 Hours in his eucharistic presence. and he used to tell the whole world that this was where he used to get all his energy to do so much for God and his people.

Conclusion :

Imagine the Pope inviting you to Rome to spend an hour with him : you  would feel like the most important person in the world. Who would not see this as a great honor and do anything to get there ??

Yet it is a much greater honor to spend an hour with Jesus Christ himself. Those who kept company with Jesus Christ in the Gospel stand out as men and women of great faith- they were his chosen friends who really believed in him.

They were ridiculed then, but are admired now. Those who keep company with Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament are his friends today who will stand out for all eternity for their faith in "His Real Presence".

Credits : Could you not watch one hour with me by Father Martin Lucia M.S.S.
               Newsletter No 10
               September 1998




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