Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Eucharistic reign (EASTER TUESDAY)

Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."
John 7:37-38

Queen of Heaven Catholic Church  ~ Adoration Chapel ~ Uniontown, Ohio ~ USA

“O Jesus, present in the Sacrament of the altar, teach all the nations to serve you with willing hearts, knowing that to serve God is to reign. May your sacrament, O Jesus, be light to the mind, strength to the will, joy to the heart. May it be the support of the weak, the comfort of the suffering, the wayfaring bread of salvation for the dying and for all the pledge of future glory. Amen.”
Pope Bl John XXIII began the Second Vatican Council with the hope that a new era of Eucharistic piety would pervade the Church. His writings, especially Journal of a Soul, express his love of the Blessed Sacrament.

Through adoration, the Christian mysteriously contributes to the radical transformation of the world and to the sowing of the Gospel. Anyone who prays to the Saviour draws the whole world with him and raises it to God. Those who stand before the Lord are therefore fulfilling an eminent service. They are presenting to Christ all those who do not know him or are far from him; they keep watch in his presence on their behalf.”
Pope Bl John Paul II initiated Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in 1981 at St. Peter’s in Rome. Throughout his papacy, our beloved Holy Father, encouraged parishes throughout the world to begin Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.


Canonization: 27 April 2014

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