Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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






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