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Quote/s of the Day – 3 August- Peter and Peter

Quote/s of the Day – 3 August – Friday of the Seventeenth week in Ordinary Time, Year C and the Memorial of St Peter Faber SJ (1506-1546) and St Peter Julian Eymard SSS (1811-1868) “Apostle of the Eucharist”

“Seek grace for the smallest things,
and you will find grace to accomplish,
to believe in,
and to hope for,
the greatest things.
Attend to the smallest things,
examine them,
think about putting them into effect,
and the Lord will grant you greater.”

St Peter Faber (1506-1546)seek grace in the smallest things - st peter faber.jpg

“Eucharistic adoration is the greatest of actions.
To adore is to share the life of Mary on earth
when she adored the Word Incarnate in her virginal womb,
when she adored Him in the Crib,
on Calvary,
in the divine Eucharist.”eucharistic-adoration-is-the-greatest-of-actions-st-peter-julian-eymard-2-aug-2017 and 2 aug 2019.jpg

“Eucharistic Adoration
is the greatest
act of holiness on earth.”

St Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)eucharistic adoration is the greatest st peter julian eymard 2 aug 2019.jpg

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Quote/s of the Day- 24 June – Love to the point of sacrifice

Quote/s of the Day- 24 June – The Solemnity of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist Year C, Gospel: Luke 1:57–66 and the Memorial of St Maria Guadalupe García Zavala (1878-1963) “Mother Lupuita”

“The true secret of love consists in this:
we must forget self
like St John the Baptist
and exalt and glorify the Lord Jesus.”

St Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)the-true-secret-of-love-is-this-st-peter-julian-eymard-24-june-2018 and 24 june 2019

“Look today to John the Baptist,
an enduring model of fidelity to God and His Law.
John prepared the way for Christ,
by the testimony of his word and his life.
Imitate him with docile and trusting generosity.”

St Pope John Paul (1920-2005)
(24 June 2001)look-today-to-john-st-john-paul-24-june-2018 and 24 june 2019

“With deep faith, unlimited hope
and great love for Christ, Mother “Lupita”
sought her own sanctification,
beginning with love for the Heart of Christ
and fidelity to the Church.
In this way she lived the motto
which she left to her daughters:
“Charity to the point of sacrifice
and perseverance until death”.

St Pope John Paul II (1920-2005)

On the Beatification of
St Maria Guadalupe García Zavala (1878-1963)
“Mother Lupuita”charity to the point of sacrifice - st maria guadalupe mother lupita - 24 june 2019.jpg

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Sunday Reflection – 21 October – Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Reflection – 21 October – Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“The secret for arriving quickly at a life centred in the Eucharist is, during a certain period of time, to make Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament the habitual object of the exercise of the presence of God, the dominant motive of our intentions, the meditation of our spirit, the affection of our heart, the object of all our virtues.

And if the soul is generous enough, one will come at length to this unity of action, to familiarity with the adorable Sacrament, to think of it with as much and even greater ease than of any other object.

Easily and gently one’s heart will produce the most tender affections.   In a word, the Most Holy Sacrament will become the magnet of devotion in one’s life and the centre of perfection of one’s love.

Eight days would be enough for a simple and fervent soul to acquire this Eucharistic spirit and even if one should have to put weeks and months to acquire it, can this ever be compared with the peace and the happiness which this soul will enjoy in the Divine Eucharist?”

St Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)make jesus in the most holy sacrament - st peter julian eymard - 21 oct 2018

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Sunday Reflection – 14 October – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Reflection – 14 October – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing, broke it and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognised him… but he vanished from their sight.”…Luke 24:30-31

“Before Communion you hear about Jesus Christ and you know Him – you are told of His Cross, of His suffering; doubtless you are affected, are even touched with compassion.

But let these same truths be presented to you after Communion.   Oh, how much more deeply your soul is moved!   It cannot hear enough, it understands much more perfectly. Before Communion, you contemplate Jesus outside you, now you contemplate Him within you, with His own eyes!

It is the mystery of Emmaus re-enacted.   When Jesus taught the two disciples along the way, explaining the Scriptures to them, their faith still wavered, though they felt inwardly some mysterious emotion.   But participating in the Fraction of the bread, immediately their eyes were opened and their hearts were like to burst with joy.

The voice of Jesus had not sufficed to reveal His presence to them, they had to feel His Heart, had to be fed with the Bread of understanding!”

St Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)

Apostle of the Eucharistluke 24 30-31 - and while he was with them he took the bread - the voice of Jesus had not sufficed - st peter j eymard - 14 oct 2018 sun reflection

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Quote/s of the Day – 2 August – The Memorial of Sts Peter Faber (1506-1546) and Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)

Quote/s of the Day – 2 August – The Memorial of Sts Peter Faber (1506-1546)

and Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)

“Take care, take care, never to close your heart to anyone!”Take care take care never to close your heart to anyone - st peetr faber

“Seek grace for the smallest things,
and you will find grace to accomplish,
to believe in,
and to hope for,
the greatest things.
Attend to the smallest things,
examine them,
think about putting them into effect,
and the Lord will grant you greater.”seek grace for the smallest things - st peter faber - 2 aug 2018

“To find God in the works,
compared to finding Him in prayer,
is often like the actual execution,
compared to the mere desire.”

St Peter Faber (1506-1546)to find god in the works - st peter faber - 2 aug 2018

“Eucharistic adoration is the greatest of actions.
To adore is to share the life of Mary on earth
when she adored the Word Incarnate in her virginal womb,
when she adored Him in the Crib,
on Calvary,
in the divine Eucharist.”eucharistic-adoration-is-the-greatest-of-actions-st-peter-julian-eymard-2 aug 2017

“When we work hard, we must eat well.
What a joy, that you can receive Holy Communion often!
It’s our life and support in this life – receive Communion often
and Jesus will change you into Himself.”

St Peter Julian Eymard (1506-1546)when-we-work-hard-we-must-eat-well-st-peter-julian-eymard-2 aug 2017

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Sunday Reflection – 15 July – Fifteenth Sunday of the Year

Sunday Reflection – 15 July – Fifteenth Sunday of the Year

“….in the Blessed Sacrament Our Lord Himself is the light which manifests Him as our model and reveals His beauties to us.   He is Himself His light, His means of being known, just as the sun is itself its own proof.   To make Himself known, He has only to show Himself.   Recognition of Him need not come from its being reasoned out.

A child does not have to discourse with himself to recognise his parents.   Our Lord reveals Himself through His presence, just as parents do.   But as we grow to know His voice better and as our hearts become more sympathetic to Him in emptying themselves of what is not Him, our Lord manifests Himself in a clearer and more intimate manner, which only those know, who love Him.   He gives the soul a divine conviction which overshadows the light of human reason.

Look at Magdalene:  one word from Jesus and she recognises Him.   He acts in the same way in the Blessed Sacrament:   He says one word only but it rings in our very hearts:  “It is I!….”   We sense His Presence, we believe in it more firmly than if we were to see Him with bodily eyes.”

St Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)it is I - st peter julian eymard - 15 july 2018

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Feast of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament – 13 May

Feast of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament – 13 May

History of the Title of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament

St Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868), of France, had a strong devotion to the Holy Eucharist and Our Lady and began his priestly life in the Society of Mary.   “But his heart burned with the desire to establish perpetual adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament exposed upon a royal throne and surrounded by a large court of adorers.”  On 2 February 1851, at the shrine of Fourvière, the most Blessed Virgin had made him understand its necessity.   ‘All the mysteries of my Son have a religious order of men to honour them. The Eucharist alone has none . . . .’

After several years of prudent reflection and interior combat, encouraged by Pope Pius IX, he founded the Congregation of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Paris on 13 May 1856

The title of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament was first given to Mary by St Peter Julian Eymard in May 1868, while speaking to his novices.   A few years later he described what her statue should look like:  “The Blessed Virgin holds the Infant in her arms and He holds a chalice in one hand and a Host in the other.”   He exhorted them to invoke Mary: “Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us who have recourse to thee!”

Later, Pius IX enriched the invocation with indulgences.   Twice, St  Pius X did the same. On 30 December 1905, he granted a 300 days indulgence to the faithful who pray:  “Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.”
“This title, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, is perhaps the most meaningful of all,” said St. Pius X.

In 1921 the Sacred Congregation of Rite authorised the Blessed Sacrament Congregations to celebrate each year, on 13 May, a “solemn commemoration of the Blessed Virgin,” with the intention of honouring Mary under the title of “Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament.”   And of course this Feast is still celebrated today with great joy by all the spiritual sons and daughters of St Peter Julian Eymard.

St Pope John XXIII codified the title of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament when he declared St Peter Julian Eymard a saint on 9 December 1962, at the end of the last session of the Second Vatican Council.

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ONE MINUTE REFLECTION – 8 October

ONE MINUTE REFLECTION – 8 October

May our Lord Jesus Christ…console your hearts and strengthen them for every good word and work...2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

REFLECTION – “Jesus knows how to comfort us.
So when you are desolate, leave creatures behind.
Come to the tabernacle and you will always find strength and consolation.”…St Peter Julian Eymardjesus knows how to console us- st peter julian eymard - 8 oct 2017

PRAYER – Lord Jesus, let me frequently have recourse to You in the Blessed Sacrament. O Sacrament most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment thine! Amencome lord jesus come - 8 oct 2017

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The Glory of Eucharistic Adoration

The Glory of Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the best ways to spend time with Jesus. There is so much noise around us these days.   Spending a quiet hour with Jesus in humble adoration will bring many graces and blessings to you.    Things that you have never even considered before will now be made present to you.    Bad things that would have happened to you will now not happen.    Here are some thoughts about what Jesus is asking you during this time.    As He told Peter, “Could you not spend one hour with me?” St. Peter Julian Eymard tells us all how to spend an hour in Adoration!

“MY CHILD, you need not know much in order to please Me; only love Me dearly.   Speak to Me as you would talk to your mother, if she had taken you in her arms.    Have you no one to recommend to Me?   Tell Me the names of your relations, of your friends; after each name add what you wish Me to do for them.   Ask a great deal: I love generous hearts that forget themselves for others.

TELL ME about the poor whom you want to help, the sick whom you have seen suffer, the sinner whom you would convert, the persons who are alienated from you and whose affections you wish to win back.   For all recite a fervent prayer.   Remind Me that I have promised to grant every prayer that comes from the heart;  and surely the prayers are heartfelt which we say for those whom we love and who love us.

HAVE YOU no favours to ask for yourself’?   Write, if you like, a long list of all your wishes of all the needs of your soul–and come and read it to Me.   Tell Me simply how self-indulgent you are, how proud, how touchy, how selfish, how cowardly, how idle; ask Me to help you to improve.   Poor child! Do not blush!   There are in heaven many saints who had the same faults as you;  they prayed to Me, and, little by little, they were cured.

DO NOT hesitate to ask for the goods of body and mind–for health, for memory, for success.   I can give everything and I always give when the gifts would make souls more holy.    What do you want today, My child?   Oh, if you knew how I longed to do you good!

HAVE YOU no plans to interest you?   Tell Me about them.   Do they concern your vocation?   What do you think of?   What would you like?   Are you planning some pleasure for your mother, for your family, for your guardian?   What do you wish to do for them?

AND HAVE you no thoughts of zeal for Me?   Are you not anxious to do a little good for the souls of your friends, for those whom you love and who, perhaps, forget Me?   Tell Me who interests you, what motives urge you, what means you wish to take.

CONFIDE TO Me your failures;  I will show you the cause.   Whom do you wish to see interested in your work?   I am the Master of all hearts, My child and I lead them gently where I please.   I will place about you those who are necessary to you; never fear!

HAVE YOU nothing to annoy you?   My child, tell Me your annoyances, with every detail. Who has pained you?   Who as wounded your self-love?   Who has treated you contemptuously?   Tell Me all and then say that you forgive and forget;  and I will give you My blessing.

DO YOU dread something painful?   Is there in your soul a vague fear which seems unreasonable and yet torments you?   Trust fully in My providence.   I am here, I see everything; I will not leave you.

ARE THERE about you friends who seem less kind than formerly, who neglect you through indifference or forgetfulness, without your having consciously done anything to wound them?   Pray for them, and I will restore them to you, if there companionship is good for you.

HAVE YOU no joys to tell Me?   Why not confide to Me your pleasures?   Tell Me what has happened since yesterday to console you, to make you look happy, to give you joy.   An unexpected visit has done you good;  a fear has been suddenly dispelled; you have met with unlooked for success; you have received some mark of affection in a letter, a present;  some trial has left you stronger than you supposed.    All these things, My child, I obtained for you.   Why are you not grateful?   Why do you not say, “I thank you?” Gratitude draws benefits and the benefactor loves to be reminded of His bounty.

HAVE YOU no promises to make Me?   You know I read the very bottom of your heart. Men are deceived but not God; be frank.

ARE YOU resolved to avoid that occasion of sin, to give up the object which leads you astray–not to read that book which excites your imagination;  to withdraw your friendship from that person who is irreligious and whose presence disturbs the peace of your soul?   Will you go at once and be kind to that companion who annoyed you?

WELL, MY child, go now and resume your daily work.   Be silent, be honest, be patient, be charitable, love very much the Blessed Mother of Jesus;  and tomorrow bring Me a heart even more devoted and loving.   Tomorrow I shall have new favours for you.”

With Ecclesiastical Approval

“I love You Lord Jesus,
my love above all things.
I repent with my whole heart
for having offended You.
Never permit me to separate myself
from You again,
grant that I may love You always
and then do with me what You will!”

I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS

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One Minute Reflection – 19 December

One Minute Reflection – 19 December

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, [then] I will enter his house and dine with him and he with me……Rv 3:20

REFLECTION – “Speak to Jesus and you will give joy to His heart.
Your own heart will open up to the ray
of this Sun of Goodness, like humid
and chilled flowers on a spring morning”…………St Peter Julian Eymard

PRAYER – Lord Jesus, let me learn to open the door to my heart to You and speak with You daily. Let me be inundated with the warmth of Your love and direction so that I may follow You more closely every day. Let me live only Your truth dear Lord and follow the teachings of Your Church as St Pope Anastasius I did, whom I ask for intercession in prayer. Amen

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