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  • How NOT to do Eucharistic Adoration [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]

    05/09/2014 1:42:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/8/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below is, well, a very poor example of Eucharistic Adoration. I suppose the most charitable thing that we can say is that it’s good to see Catholics rejoicing and happy. However, as with most things, there is a proper time and place for the particular sort of rejoicing seen here, but this is not one of those times.In Eucharistic Adoration, the fundamental focus is Jesus himself. The norms generally indicate Exposition of the holy eucharist, either in a ciborium or in a monstrance, leads us to acknowledge Christ’s marvelous presence in the sacrament and invites us to the...
  • Here is Christ! (Daily Holy Hour) [Catholic Caucus]

    06/02/2010 9:31:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 131+ views
    Secret ^ | 02 June 2010 | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen/posted by Jeffrey S. J. Allan
    02 June 2010 Here is Christ! Part of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s spiritual life was a daily Holy Hour. It was the story of a little Chinese girl which inspired Archbishop Sheen to make a daily Holy Hour. As the story goes, she was an eleven year old Chinese girl who went unnoticed in the back of a church at prayer when the Communists came and arrested the priest and held him captive in his own rectory. In the church building the Communists entered the sanctuary, broke the Tabernacle, took the ciborium and threw it on the floor causing...
  • Catholic Devotional: On Visiting Jesus Christ In the Blessed Sacrament

    06/14/2009 3:55:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 824+ views ^ | 1867 | Fr. Michael Müller, C.S.S.R.
    On Visiting Jesus Christ In the Blessed Sacrament "WHERE is the new-born King of the Jews?" inquired the three Magi of Herod, king of Jerusalem. "Where is He?" they repeat in their great desire to find Him. "We have seen His star in the East, and we have come to adore Him. Ah, tell us where He is; we desire so much to see Him; we have made so long a journey in order to become acquainted with Him!" What a joy must it not have been for these three holy kings to learn that the Saviour of the world...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Hour That Makes My Day | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

    12/26/2008 12:14:23 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 322+ views ^ | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
    The Hour That Makes My Day | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen A selection from A Treasure in Clay, the autobiography of Archbishop Sheen. On the day of my Ordination, I made two resolutions: 1. I would offer the Holy Eucharist every Saturday in honor of the Blessed Mother to solicit her protection on my priesthood. The Epistle to the Hebrews bids the priest offer sacrifices not only for others, but also for himself, since his sins are greater because of the dignity of the office. 2. I resolved also to spend a continuous Holy Hour every day in the...
  • Catholic Meditation and Devotion: The Holy Hour

    04/27/2006 9:36:40 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 27 replies · 7,487+ views
    The Holy Hour A pious exercise of mental or vocal prayer, in union with the prayer of Our Lord in the Garden of Olives on Maundy Thursday night, when He wae abandoned by the Apostles. It was taught as a practise to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque by Our Lord Himself, who appeared to her in 1673, as she was in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. In 1829 Father Debrosse, S.J., founded a confraternity at Paray-le-Monial for the purpose of spreading this devotion, and in virtue of a rescript of Pius IX, 1875, the associates of the Apostleship of Prayer can...
  • Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus-The Early Church, Middle Ages up to St. Margaret Mary

    11/05/2003 3:21:46 PM PST · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 24 replies · 1,359+ views | Brother Craig
    Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has an ancient history. At the beginning of devotion to the Sacred Heart we find references of the Fathers of the Church to the Sacred Wound of the Side of Jesus. In time devotion to this Sacred Wound led to devotion to the Sacred Heart. From this Sacred Wound, with the Blood and Water, the Church and the Sacraments were born. The Blood symbolized the Holy Eucharist and the Water symbolized Baptism. As St. Ambrose (d.397) stated: "The Water cleanses us, the Blood redeems us." This was also the teaching of St. John...