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CHAPLET OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

CHAPLET OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

BLESSED SACRAMENT BEADS

Say on the medal – Spiritual Communion: “My Jesus, I believe that thou art present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love thee above all things. I desire to receive thee into my soul. Since I cannot now receive thee sacramentally, come, at least, spiritually into my heart. I embrace thee, and I unite myself entirely to thee, as if thou hadst already come; do not permit me to be ever separated from thee.” – St Liguori

Say on each bead (33):

“Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us.”

[The Holy Father has granted to the entire world an Indulgence of 300 days each time the above ejaculation is recited.] 

– St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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PRAYER TO THE EUCHARISTIC HEART

PRAYER TO THE EUCHARISTIC HEART

O Eucharistic Heart, O Sovereign love of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hast instituted the august Sacrament in order to dwell here below in our midst, in order to give to our souls thy Flesh as food, and thy Blood as drink; we believe firmly, Lord Jesus, in that supreme Love which has caused thee to institute the Most Holy Eucharist.

Here before this Victim, it is just that we should adore this Love, that we should acknowledge and exalt it as the life-giving centre of thy Church. This Love urges us to approach thee. Thou seemest to say to us: “Behold how I love you! In giving you My Flesh to eat and My Blood to drink, I desire by this close relation to awaken your love and to unite you to Myself. I wish to effect the transformation of your souls into that of your crucified Saviour, Who is the Bread of eternal life. Give me then your hearts, have life by living in Me, and you will live in God.”

We recognise, O Lord, that such is the call of thine Eucharistic Heart. We thank thee, and we are ready – yes, we will respond to it. Grant us the grace that we may be fully penetrated with thy sovereign Love, by which, on the eve of thy Passion, thou didst invite us to partake and to eat of thy Sacred Body. Imprint deeply in our inmost souls the firm resolve to respond faithfully to this invitation. Grant us the devotion and reverence necessary to honour and receive worthily the gift of thine Eucharistic Heart, bestowed as a last mark of thy Love.

May we thus be enabled by thy grace to celebrate effectually the remembrance of thy Passion, to repair our offences and coldness, to nourish and increase our love for thee, and to keep for ever alive in our hearts the seed of a blessed immortality. Amen.

[Three hundred days Indulgence every time when recited before the Blessed Sacrament exposed. A Plenary Indulgence if recited once a day for an entire month, together with at least half an hour spent in adoration once a week before the Blessed Sacrament under the usual condition of Confession and Communion. These Indulgences are applicable to the souls in Purgatory. (Rescript June, 1902.)]

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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HOW GREAT, O MY JESUS, IS THY EXCESSIVE CHARITY!

HOW GREAT, O MY JESUS, IS THY EXCESSIVE CHARITY!

PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 

How great, O my Jesus, is thy excessive charity! Thou hast prepared for me thy most Precious Body and Blood as a divine banquet, wherein thou givest me thyself without reserve. What hath urged thee to this excess of love? Nothing but thy own most loving Heart. O adorable Heart of my Jesus, furnace of divine love, receive my soul into the Wounds of thy most Sacred Passion, that in this school of charity I may learn to make a return of love to that God Who has given me such wonderful proofs of His love.

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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REPARATION PRAYER TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

REPARATION PRAYER TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

REPARATION PRAYER TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 

Jesus, my God, my Saviour, with that lowly homage with which Faith inspires me, I worship thee, true God and true Man; with my whole heart I love thee, enclosed in this most august Sacrament of the Altar, in reparation for all the acts of irreverence, profanation, and sacrilege, which, to my shame, I may ever have committed, as well as for all those which have ever been committed, or ever may be committed in ages yet to come.

I adore thee, my God, not indeed as much as thou deserves to, nor as much as I ought, but according to the little strength I have; and fain would I adore thee with all the perfection of every rational creature. Meantime, I purpose, now and forever, to adore thee, not only for those Catholics who adore thee not and love thee not, but also for the conversion of all heretics, schismatics, mahometans, jews, idolators, and wicked Christians. Ah! my Jesus, may all men ever know, adore, love, and praise thee, every moment, in the Most Holy and Most Divine Sacrament. Amen.

[Partial Indulgence of 200 days, each time, to everyone who, with contrite heart, devoutly recites this reparation to Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, together with the ejaculatory prayers that follow. – Pius VII, Jan. 21st, 1815]

Ejaculations.

I adore thee every moment, O living Bread of Heaven, Great Sacrament.

O Divine Jesus, Heart of Mary, vouchsafe to bless me.

Holiest Jesus! loving Saviour! I give thee all my heart.

– St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

 

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PRAYER TO BE SAID DURING THE ELEVATION AT MASS

PRAYER TO BE SAID DURING THE ELEVATION AT MASS

Hail, Saving Victim, offered upon the Scaffold of the Cross for me and for the whole human race.

Hail, Precious Blood, streaming from the Wounds of my Crucified Lord Jesus Christ, washing away the sins of the whole world.

Remember, O Lord, Thy servant, the work of thy Hands, whom thou hast redeemed with thy Precious Blood.

[60 days, once a day. – Leo XIII., June 10th, 1893.]

 

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PRAYER FOR A VISIT TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

PRAYER FOR A VISIT TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

PRAYER FOR A VISIT TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 

Look down, O Lord, from thy Sanctuary, and from heaven, thy dwelling-place, and behold this sacred Victim which thy holy Child Jesus, Our Lord and Great High Priest, offers up to thee for the sins of His brethren; and let not thy wrath be kindled upon us because of the multitude of our transgressions. Behold the voice of the Blood of Jesus, our Brother, calls to thee from the Cross. Give ear, O Lord! hearken, and tarry not for thine own sake, O my God, because thy Name is called down upon this city and upon thy people; but deal with it according to thy great mercy. Amen.

[100 days, once a day.]

Divine Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying, deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

[300 days’ indulgence each time. – Pius X., Nov. 6th, 1906.]

– St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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ALWAYS YOUNG, POWERFUL, EFFICACIOUS – FOR EVER!

ALWAYS YOUNG, POWERFUL, EFFICACIOUS – FOR EVER!

IN FINEM! FOR EVER!

Take ye and eat, for this is my Body which is given you, for today, tomorrow, and every day, even to the end. You will die, but the Eucharist will not die with you; you will leave it to the generations which will succeed you. The centuries will pass, one after another, but the Eucharist will remain, to console the dying, to nourish youth – for ever!

Always the same, always young, powerful, efficacious, always amiable, forceful, and vivifying; containing in itself the past, that is, Jesus the Eternal Word, and Jesus the Son of Mary – the present, the grace and supernatural life of the Church, – the future, that is, the glory of the reign of Christ, the seed of the resurrection, and the prize of a happy eternity – for ever!

– P. Tesnière

 

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GCSE: WHAT TOPICS TO DISCUSS WITH OUR LORD JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT?

A QUARTER OF AN HOUR BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

JESUS – REAL PRESENCE – ADORATION – HEAVENLY COUNSELLING – LISTENING

My child, it is not necessary “to know much” in order to please me; it suffices “to love me much.”

Address me as you would your mother, as if she were here and had you on her knee. Is there no one you desire to recommend to me? Tell me the names of your relations, your friends; after you mention each, add what you would wish me to do for them… Ask for very much. I love generous hearts who forget themselves for others.

Speak to me of the poor whom you wish to comfort, of the sick you have seen suffer, of the erring and sinful whom you desire to convert, of those who are estranged from you and whose friendship you wish to regain. For all say a fervent prayer. Remind me that I have promised to hearken to every prayer that comes from the heart; and are those prayers not heartfelt which we say for those we love and who love us?

“Have you not graces also to ask for yourself?” Write down, if you wish, a long list of your desires and of your soul’s wants. Then come and read it to me.

Tell me with simplicity how self-indulgent you are, how proud, how irritable, how selfish, how cowardly, how lazy, … and ask me to aid you in the efforts which you are making. Poor child, do not blush: there are countless saints in heaven who had faults such as yours, but they prayed to me, and corrected them by slow degrees.

Hesitate not also to ask me for gifts for body and mind – “health, memory, success…” I can grant everything, and I never refuse to give when the favours asked tend to render souls more holy. To-day, what do you wish for, my child? If you only knew how desirous I am to do you good!

Have you not plans which occupy you? If so, tell them to me in detail. Is it something about your vocation? What are you thinking of? What are your wishes? Is it some pleasure you are preparing for your parents, your family, or those upon whom you are dependent? What do you wish to do for them?

And for me – have you no thoughts of zeal, or do you not wish to effect some good in the souls of your friends or those who love you, but who perchance are forgetful of me? Tell me everything that interest you. What are the motives which influence you? what are the means you desire to use?

Make known your failures to me; I will show you the causes of them… Whom do you wish to interest in your endeavours? I am the Master of hearts, my child, and I lead them gently whither I will… I will give you all that you stand in need of, so be at rest.

Have you annoyances? If so, my child! relate them to me minutely. Who has caused you pain? Who has wounded your self-love? Who has treated you with contempt? Tell me everything, and all will end by your forgiving and forgetting… Then I will bless you! …

Do you fear some tribulation?

Is there in your soul some vague fear which, though unreasonable, torments you? Confide fully in my Providence… I am near you, I see all, I will not abandon you.

Are there persons about you less kind than they heretofore have been, or estranged from you, though you are not aware that you have done anything to wound them?… Pray to me for them, and I will restore them to you, if they are necessary to your sanctification.

Have you not some happiness to make known to me? Why do you not make me a sharer of your joys? Tell me all that has happened to you since yesterday – to console you, to gladden you, to cause you joy. What was it that did you good – an unexpected visit, a fear suddenly dissipated, a success you were fearful of not obtaining, a mark of affection, a letter, a souvenir received by you, a trial which left you stronger than you hoped? … It was I, my child, who did all that for you. Why do you not show your gratitude by saying frequently, I thank Thee? Gratitude multiplies favours, and the benefactor loves to be reminded of the good he has done.

Have you not promises to make to me? You know that I read the secret depths of your soul. Men may be deceived, but God never; be sincere, therefore… Are you resolved to no longer expose yourself to those occasions of sin? to drive from you those objects which do you harm? to give up the reading of books [and watching of media] which excite your imagination? to withdraw your friendship from those who are not pious, and whose presence disturbs the peace of your soul? Will you be kind immediately to the companion who has wounded you? … Well, my child, … go now; resume your daily labours; be silent, modest, resigned, and charitable; love sincerely the Blessed Virgin, and return to-morrow with a heart still more devoted and loving. I will then have new favours to bestow on you.

– From: Golden Grains, Eighth Edition, H.M. Gill and Son, Dublin, 1889

 

 

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‘O SACRAMENT MOST HOLY’ – SONGS / CHANTS DURING EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION AND BENEDICTION IN ENGLISH AND LATIN

O SAVING VICTIM, O SALUTARIS

O Saving Victim, op’ning wide
The gate of heav’n to man below!
Our foes press on from ev’ry side:
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.
To thy great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in Three;
O grant us endless length of days
in our true native land with thee.

O salutaris hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur fer auxilium.
Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria:
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria.

COME ADORE, TANTUM ERGO

Therefore we, before him bending
This great Sacrament revere.
Types and shadows have their ending
For the newer rite is here.
Faith, our outward sense befriending
Makes the inward vision clear.
Glory let us give, and blessing
To the Father and the Son,
Honour, might, and praise addressing
While eternal ages run,
Ever too his love confessing
Who, from both, with both is one.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.
Genitori Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.

PRAYER:

– You gave them bread from heaven
– Containing in itself all goodness.
– Let us pray.
Lord Jesus Christ,
You gave us the Eucharist
as the memorial of your suffering and death.
May our worship of this sacrament of your Body and Blood
help us to experience the salvation you won for us
and the peace of the kingdom
where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
– Amen.

– Panem de caelo praestitisi eis.
– Omne delectamentum in sei habentem.
– Oremus.
Deus,
qui nobis sub sacramento mirabili
passionis tuae memoriam reliquisti,
tribue, quaesumus,
ita nos Corporis et Sanguinis tui
sacra mysteria venerari,
ut redemptionis tuae
fructum in nobis
jugiter sentiamus.
Qui vivis et regnas
in saecula saeculorum.
– Amen.

DURING REPOSITION:

O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine!
All praise, and all thanksgiving,
Be every moment thine!

OR:

Let us adore forever the most holy Sacrament.
O praise the Lord, all you nations:
acclaim him, all you peoples.
For his mercy is confirmed upon us:
and the truth of the Lord remains for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Let us adore forever…

Adoremus in aeternum
sanctissimum Sacramentum.

Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes:
laudate eum omnes populi.
Quoniam confirmata est super nos
misericordia ejus:
et veritas Domini manet in aeternum.
Gloria Patri, Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio,
et nunc et semper
et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Adoremus…
Or: LET US ADORE, ADOREMUS

 

SOME EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES

1. LANCIANO, ITALY:

8th century A.D.: At the time of this Eucharistic miracle, heresy was spreading in the Church regarding the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. A priest has doubts about the Real Presence; however, when he consecrates the Host it transforms into flesh and blood. This miracle has undergone extensive scientific research and can only be explained as a miracle. The flesh is actually cardiac tissue which contains arterioles, veins, and nerve fibres. The blood group, as in all other approved Eucharistic miracles is type AB!

2. BLANOT, FRANCE:

March 31, 1331: The Eucharist falls out of a woman’s mouth unto an altar rail cloth. All that remains is a large spot of blood the same size and dimensions as the Host.

3. BOLSENA-ORVIETO, ITALY:

1263: Again, a priest has difficulties believing in the Real Presence, and blood begins seeping out of the Host upon consecration. Because of this miracle, Pope Urban IV commissioned the feast of Corpus Christi, which is still celebrated today.

4. SANTAREM, PORTUGAL:

1247: A woman whose husband was unfaithful unfortunately sought advice from a sorceress. The witch promised to help her if the woman would bring her a consecrated Host. Because she was so blinded by her worries and yet knowing this was a gravely wrong thing to do, the woman did as the sorceress had instructed her. She received Holy Communion but did not consume it. On the way to the sorceress, she noticed that the Host began to bleed. Fear overcame her, and she wrapped the Host in a veil and put it in a trunk in her home. During the night, she and her husband were awakened by a bright light coming from the trunk which illuminated the room. The wife told her husband of the incident. Both spent the night on their knees in adoration. A priest was called and took the Host back to the church and sealed it in melted beeswax.

5. BAGNO DI ROMAGNA, ITALY:

1412: this Eucharistic miracle occurred in the small town of Bagno di Romagna as a priest was celebrating Holy Mass and doubting in the True Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist. After consecrating the wine, he looked in the chalice and was shocked to see wine turned to blood. It began to bubble out of the chalice and onto the corporal (altar cloth). Shaken by the event, the priest prayed for forgiveness and lived with great devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist. In 1958, an investigation confirmed the corporal contained human blood and still retained the properties of blood nearly 600 years later. Perhaps the Blood was bubbling to show us that Jesus is alive in the Eucharist. We reflect on how we need to change after receiving Him, letting Jesus become alive in us and filling us with the power of the Holy Spirit.

6. SIENNA, ITALY:

August 17, 1730. Consecrated Hosts remain perfectly preserved for over 250 years. Rigorous scientific experiments have not been able to explain this phenomenon.