Understanding The Real Presence -- Eucharistic Adoration & Miracles: Why Jesus is Truly in Heaven & on Earth in the Eucharist -- with His Body, His Blood, His Soul, His Divinity [Bishop Barron video]
On the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, take a moment to review the following resources to enhance your knowledge of the beauty of the Eucharist Mystery at the center of all ecclesial gatherings.
OVERVIEW OF THIS POST: JUNE 19, 2022
Quick 5-min video: Bishop Barron on Catholics Misunderstanding the Eucharist
On the Eucharist: “If it’s only a symbol, why bother?” Bishop Barron (Word on Fire)
PEW FORM STUDY: “75% of Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence.”
Below are some resources to assist in understanding why Jesus is truly in Heaven & on Earth in the Eucharist -- with His Body, His Blood, His Soul, and His Divinity
A) Eucharistic Miracles: Scientific Proof of Eucharistic Miracles [VIDEO]
B) The Power of Eucharistic Adoration & Venerable Fulton Sheen [ARTICLE]
C) Blessed Carlos Acutis' Exhibition on Eucharistic Miracles [WEBSITE with PDFs]
D) Prayer Option #1: the Liturgy of the Hours / Divine Office — pray the intercessions on Corpus Christi tonight [iBreviary Link]
E) Prayer Option #2: St. Faustina’s prayers before the Blessed Sacrament (taken from the Diary of St. Faustina)
F) Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Corpus Christi — Beautiful Sermon by: His Eminence, Cardinal Collins on the Real Presence St. Michael’s Cathedral, Toronto, Canada
A) EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES & SCIENTIFIC PROOF (Fr. Chris Alar, MIC)
An invitation to watch this video Explaining the Faith on Eucharistic Miracles — “Scientific Proof” (produced by: the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, and hosted by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC from the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy).
Father Chris talks about his own Eucharistic Miracle. Consider sharing this post.
B) “Abp. Fulton Sheen’s Eucharistic Spirituality” (April 19, 2018), by Mark J. Zia in Church Life Journal — A Journal of the McGrath Institute for Church Life
C) Learn about the “Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit” created by Blessed Carlos Acutis:
i) This video story about Carlos Acutis was put together by the Archdiocese of Springfield documenting how they implemented this exhibit to increase understanding of the Real Presence at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Westfield, MA.
NOTE - According to this video, published in April 2022 — “Worldwide”… this exhibit has appeared in “almost 10,000 Parishes”.
ii) Please find below the original website to download the printable colour PDFs that will allow your parish / school to feature this exhibit anytime of year.
Visit: The official website of Carlos Acutis and the Association and the Cause of Canonization of Blessed Carlos Acutis
iii) The National Catholic Register reviewed the top 5 Eucharistic Miracles in the article below: https://www.ncregister.com/blog/five-eucharistic-miracles
D) THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS — Intercessions on Corpus Christi
"Christ, through your bread you offer the remedy for immortality and the pledge of future resurrection…" (Liturgy of the Hours / Divine Office, pg. 603, Intercessions in Evening Prayer 1)
Consider praying the Divine Office / Liturgy of the Hours to sanctify the hours of the day — free text provided by iBreviary: http://www.ibreviary.com/m/breviario.php?s=vespri
E) Prayers of St. Faustina before the Blessed Sacrament:
I adore You, Lord and Creator, hidden in the Blessed Sacrament. I adore You for all the works of Your hands, that reveal to me so much wisdom, goodness and mercy, O Lord. You have spread so much beauty over the earth, and it tells me about Your beauty, even though these beautiful things are but a faint reflection of You, Incomprehensible Beauty. And although You have hidden Yourself and concealed Your beauty, my eye, enlightened by faith, reaches You, and my soul recognizes its Creator, its Highest Good; and my heart is completely immersed in prayer of adoration.
(Diary Entry #1692)
My Lord and Creator, Your goodness encourages me to converse with You. Your mercy abolishes the chasm which separates the Creator from the creature. To converse with You, O Lord, is the delight of my heart. In You I find everything that my heart could desire. Here Your light illumines my mind, enabling it to know You more and more deeply. Here streams of graces flow down upon my heart. Here my soul draws eternal life. O my Lord and Creator, You alone, beyond all these gifts, give Your own self to me and unite Yourself intimately with Your miserable creature.
(Diary Entry #1692)
O Christ, I am most delighted when I see that You are loved, and that Your praise and glory resound, especially the praise of Your mercy. O Christ, to the last moment of my life, I will not stop glorifying Your goodness and mercy. With every drop of my blood, with every beat of my heart, I glorify Your mercy. I long to be entirely transformed into a hymn of Your glory. When I find myself on my deathbed, may the last beat of my heart be a loving hymn in praise of Your unfathomable mercy.
(Diary Entry #1708).
F) His Eminence, Cardinal Collins gives a powerful sermon [at 30:55] on the Holy Eucharist and the Real Presence:
Eucharist is “An Act of God”
“It is the Lord.”
His Eminence, Cardinal Collins is our Micro Masterclass master teacher for the Rosary Hour Podcast’s Digital Café conversation on essential questions of our Faith. Episode #1 coming soon.
G) Lectio - via Brant Pitre
prepare the Eucharist via the Augustine Institute & Formed
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