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Our Lord and His Holy Apostles at the Last Supper

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Sanctify, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the gifts offered up to Thee and cleanse our hearts by the light of the Holy Spirit.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Corpus Christi

Jesus, living Bread that came down from heaven, have mercy on us.

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, instituted by the Catholic Church to solemnly commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist.

"I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the Bread of God, which is the Flesh of Jesus Christ, Who was of the seed of David; and for drink I desire His blood, which is love incorruptible.

"Come together in common, one and all without exception in charity, in one faith and in one Jesus Christ, who is of the race of David according to the flesh, the son of man, and the Son of God, so that with undivided mind you may obey the bishop and the priests, and break one Bread which is the medicine of immortality and the antidote against death, enabling us to live forever in Jesus Christ."

- Saint Ignatius of Antioch (+ AD 110)

The Feast of the Sacred Heart is on the ninth day starting from today. Let us pray to him with trust and humility.

A Novena to the Sacred Heart of our Lord and Savior (Day One)

Cor ad cor loquitur

Pause, set aside your sorrows and preoccupations as well as you can for the moment, still your heart, recall that God, from the abundance of His love, offers you the medicine of immortality for the healing of your soul. Then speak from your heart to your Creator:

O most holy Heart of Jesus,
fountain of every blessing,
I adore Thee, I love Thee
and with a lively sorrow for my sins,
I offer Thee this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient, pure
and wholly obedient to Thy will.
Grant, good Jesus,
that I may live in Thee and for Thee.
Protect me in the midst of danger;
comfort me in my afflictions;
give me health of body,
assistance in my temporal needs,
Thy blessing on all that I do,
and the grace of a holy death.
Within Thy Heart I place my every care.
In every need let me come to Thee
with humble trust saying,
Heart of Jesus help me.

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