Feast of The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

Even to the Consummation of the World

The adorable mystery of the Eucharist sums up, contains, and communicates to us the entire mystery of Christ: His incarnation, life, passion, death, resurrection, and ascension, and outpouring of the Holy Spirit. If you seek the open Side of the glorious ascended Christ, you will find it in the Eucharist. If you seek the pierced Heart of Christ, beating with love for the Father and with mercy for sinners, you will find it in the Eucharist. The Communion Antiphon of the Mass of the feast is meant to be repeated and treasured. It is, at once, a promise and an invitation: “Behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world” (Mt 28:20).

(source: vultus.stblogs.org)

Many Catholics throughout the world continue to be deprived from receiving and adoring Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Today’s feast provides another opportunity to offer up this spiritual fast and to pray in reparation for the many sacrileges and offenses that have been inflicted on the Eucharistic Heart of Our Lord through the ages and particularly in our times.

Prayer to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, gracious companion of our exile, I adore Thee.

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, lonely Heart, humiliated Heart, abandoned Heart, forgotten Heart, despised Heart, outraged Heart, Heart ignored by men, Heart which loves our own hearts; Heart pleading for our love, Heart so patient in waiting for us, Heart so eager  to listen to our prayers, Heart so anxious for our requests, Heart, unending source of new graces, Heart so silent, yet desiring to speak to souls, Heart, welcome refuge of the hidden life, Heart, teacher of the secrets of union with God, Heart of Him Who sleeps but watches always, Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Jesus Victim, I desire to comfort Thee; I unite myself to Thee; I offer myself in union with Thee.

I regard myself as nothing in Thy Presence. I long to forget myself in order to think only of Thee,
to be despised and forgotten for love of Thee. I have no desire to be understood or loved by anyone but Thee.

I will keep silent in order to listen to Thee, and I will abandon myself in order to lose myself in Thee.

Grant that I may thus satisfy Thy thirst for my salvation, Thy burning thirst for my holiness, and that once purified I may give Thee a sincere and pure love. I am anxious not to tire Thee further with waiting: take me, I hand myself over to Thee. I give Thee all my actions, my mind to be enlightened, my heart to be directed, my will to be stabilized, my wretchedness to be relieved, my soul and body to be nourished by Thee.

Eucharistic Heart of my Saviour, Whose Blood is the life of my soul, may I myself cease to live and Thou alone live in me. Amen.

(Indulgence 500 days. Brief, February 6, 1899, Leo XIII; Sacred Penitentiary Apostolic, November 8, 1934. Today the 500 days has been replaced by a partial indulgence, which no longer has a specific  time associated with the indulgence).

May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.

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11 Responses to Feast of The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

  1. alexantunes002 says:

    The expression “Eucharistic Heart of Jesus” reveals a truth, because in the Eucharistic miracles studied by scientists, they verify that the host transformed into flesh is from the tissue of the heart; as, for example, in the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano.

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  2. kathleen says:

    @ alexantunes002

    Yes Alex, isn’t that a truly wonderful thing, a great mystery… that “the host transformed into flesh is from the tissue of the heart”, the All-Loving, All-Merciful Sacred Heart of Jesus! It can only be seen as yet another indication of Our Saviour’s immemse burning love for His children. How can we not respond with all the love from our own little hearts?

    I visited the site of the Miracle of Lanciano on a pilgrimage to southern Italy two years ago. It was an unforgettable experience.

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  3. alexantunes002 says:

    kathleen,

    I agree with you. In fact, this is a wonderful and mysterious truth, which makes us see the burning love of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m sorry to repeat your words, but I can’t find more appropriate words. Fortunately the ardent love of Our Lord Jesus Christ radiates to ours, if we allow it.
    Regarding the Shrine of Lanciano, what a great grace you had to be able to visit it. I would also like to visit it, but that is more difficult for me who live so far from Italy.
    Still talking about the ardent heart of love of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I know a prayer that I sometimes pray, and in this prayer the expression “ardent heart of Jesus” is used. I would like to share this prayer here, if I don’t escape the topic of the post.

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  4. alexantunes002 says:

    Katleen, I’ll leave the prayer link here in my commentary. Maybe this prayer couldn’t become a new post.
    Père infiniment Miséricordieux (Infinitely Merciful Father)

    http://www.prieres-catholiques.net/

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  5. kathleen says:

    No Alex, do please share it here. I’m sure many would love to hear it.

    Going a bit off topic myself, I inherited an amazing old prayerbook from my very devout Granny, called “Manual of the Sacred Heart”, written long before Vaticsn II. It is full of the most beautiful prayers, meditations, litanies, novenas and much much more; and yes, it’s all linked to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Eucharist! Beautiful.

    P.S. Oh thank you Alex, I see you’ve already sent the link!

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  6. alexantunes002 says:

    kathleen, thank you for approving my suggestion. I will share the prayer here.
    Thank you also for sharing a little about your prayer life. That’s uplifting.

    PRAYER

    Infinitely Merciful Father,
    I offer You through the Sorrowful
    and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
    with Saint Joseph, the nine Choruses of the Angels
    and all the saints, the adoration, the praise,
    the infinite love and holiness of Your beloved Son,
    Our Lord Jesus Christ, his pierced Heart
    and burning with love, all His Blood spilled for us,
    all her Sacred Wounds, and in Them my life and the life
    and the sufferings of all men,
    for my salvation, the salvation of the whole world,
    the deliverance of all the souls from Purgatory
    and the praise of Your Merciful Love.
    Most Merciful Father, I offer You the Wounds
    of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
    especially the Wound on His Shoulder
    and the Wound in his Cheekbone,
    as well as all the Masses celebrated that day,
    for my family’s conversion.
    Amen

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  7. kathleen says:

    Thank you Alex. It is truly an outstandingly beautiful prayer. I have never heard the wound from the Passion on the Cheekbone of Our Blessed Lord mentioned in a prayer before. So lovely!
    I am going to copy the prayer out and keep it.

    Thank you also for translating it into English from the original French.

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  8. alexantunes002 says:

    You’re welcome, Kathleen.
    I’m glad to hear you liked the prayer.
    About the wound in the cheekbone of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I didn’t know that wound either. But surely it is one among many that he suffered in his Passion. Jesus probably had this wound when he fell to the ground with the cross, when he was carrying it towards Calvary.
    You are welcome for the translation. I have to confess that my English is not very good, so I had to use a translation software.
    My French isn’t either, but I understand it with a certain ease.

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  9. alexantunes002 says:

    One correction. Instead of her wounds, understand his wounds.
    Unfortunately, this error went unnoticed.

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  10. kathleen says:

    Yes, thanks Alex… I did notice that small mistake at the time, but decided not say anything.

    I think your English is very good, and your comments are very enlightening.

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  11. alexantunes002 says:

    Thanks for your feedback, kathleen.
    I thank you also for your kind silence regarding my mistake. I appreciate that.
    Thank you also for your comment regarding my English. It’s a reason for me to improve it.
    I also find your comments enlightening.

    P.S.: I also have difficulty concentrating. But I will try to be more attentive.

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