This article is posted here because so much thanksgiving is due to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary in allowing us to again receive Jesus Sacramentally in the Holy Eucharist. Even though we know the enemy would like all Masses to cease, we also know that there have been many sacrilegious Holy Communions, Holy Communions done with indifference to His Real Presence, hosts have been stolen for Black Masses, the Precious Blood has not been properly purified from the vessels and church linens and of course -----He has been received in many unconsecrated hands. Many of these abuses will come back again (except for the abuses against the Precious Blood of Jesus). And some bishops have asked that Holy Communion be received ONLY in these unconsecrated hands – which makes no sense but has any of this made sense? So many abuses to repair for. We should come back to Mass receiving Our Lord truly present with a greater love and reverence than we have ever had. Let us make more acts of reparation for all these crimes as the Angel of Peace taught the children of Fatima. (prayer link below)
Let us reflect upon the greatness of Jesus truly present before going to our first Sunday Mass after being away for so long. I hope I see many tears because we need to thank God for this great blessing. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love because Jesus is Love Itself. The Eucharistic Jesus is a Love that is crucified in the unbloody Sacrifice of the Mass. In Sacramental and Spiritual Communions, He is a Love that unites, making Himself one with the person who receives Him. He is a Love that adores in the holy tabernacle, where He is present as a holocaust of adoration to the Father. He is a Love that prays and contemplates. He satisfies the union with His favored spouses whom He draws to Himself in an exclusive Love, as He drew to Himself St. John the Evangelist. The Eucharist achieves this “perfect reign of Love”. Wow, no wonder the plandemic was a means to keep us from Our Lord and Savior. Makes you wonder if our bishops know of these truths! If they did – they would have fought for us to keep our Mass!! Keeping us away from the Mass was not a crime against the people but a crime against Our Lord truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Let us always turn to Our Blessed Mother when we are in need which means perpetually! Who knows better than Our Most Holy Mother Mary, this intimate union with Her Son. Who better to pray to in order to receive the necessary graces to make fruitful Spiritual Communions and loving Sacramental Communions.
The beauty of the habit of making frequent Spiritual Communions is that we can keep them in our day to keep the flame of Love received in our Sacramental Communions alive. We will need this strength for what is to come. We very well may see a day of martyrdom and if so - God will give us the grace. We can only receive this grace if we remain united to Him – always united to Him. We must first be in the state of grace with sacramental confessions and then go to as many Masses that are given to us because we do not know when they will be taken away again. We can continue to make Spiritual Communions. A special advantage of Spiritual Communion is that we can make it as often as we like – even hundreds of times a day – when we like – even late at night – and wherever we like – (even if we are taken from our homes and placed far from them and a Church).
Spiritual Communion, as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Alphonsus Liguori teach, produces effects similar to Sacramental Communion according to the dispositions with which it is made, the greater or less earnestness with which Jesus is desired, and the greater or less love with which Jesus is welcomed and given due attention. Spiritual Communion assumes that we have faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Tabernacle. It implies that we would like Sacramental Communion and it demands a gratitude for Jesus’ gifts in this Sacrament.
St. Alphonsus Spiritual Communion:
“My Jesus, I believe that You are really present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to possess You within my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least in spirit into my heart (Pause). I embrace You as being already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never, never permit me to be separated from You. Amen”
Remember that the enemy hates Jesus Christ and if He is truly Present in the Holy Eucharist at Mass and in our Tabernacles – there will be crimes committed against Him there. Let us always remember that no matter what war they (even those who belong to Him) wage against us and His Church, they can never separate us from Him – He dwells in our hearts and He can unite Himself to us in Spiritual Communions. Let us keep hope and appreciate these days that have returned to us and make good use of them.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament – pray for us.
St. Philomena - pray for us.
This is a great year to offer this Novena to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament since we are deprived of our public Masses and the Sacrament of Love in the Eucharist!
Because of Our Lady's true and intense Love of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, who knows better of our sorrow over no public Masses at this time than our dear Blessed Mother. Let us turn to Her and seek Her help in bringing back our Masses. May we ask Her to give our priests the special graces they need to be true heroes at a time when we need them the most. Let us pray to our dear Blessed Mother to give us the grace to make the most fruitful Spiritual Communions to grow in God's grace and to increase in our virtues of Faith Hope and Love.
Below is a link that has a word document for you to print from your computer - the beautiful prayers to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament. God bless all of you!!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 5 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!