Monday, June 27, 2011

Heart to Heart

The Eucharist is truly the "Heart" of the Mass. When we receive Communion we are receiving the Heart of Jesus. A number of Eucharistic miracles have pointed to this fact over the years. Here is a link that speaks about one of these miracles - Modern Day Miracle of the Eucharist. As in Lanciano where the host was tested and found to contain heart tissue so, too,  in this more recent Eucharistic miracle the host that was studied was found to contain this same tissue.

We've all heard the phrase, "You are what you eat" but I'd like to point you toward another great article on the Eucharist called Christ's Unfathomable Love. This takes "You are what you eat" to a whole new level!

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of the Eucharist. That you share with us your own Divine Heart is indeed...unfathomable.


  1. Mary,
    All I can say to this is Amen! I am appreciating the great blessing and privilege of receiving the Eucharist more so this week as our priests are all at an Archdiocesan Convocation - basically they were summoned by the archbishop:) So as a result- no daily Mass until Thursday:( One of our retired priests was kind enough to say our 7am this morning.
    I use that link to the site with the miracle often- it is a treasure trove of writings on the Real Presence. Thanks for the link to my post.

  2. Thank you, Lord, for retired priests who fill in when there is a need for it :)

    I really enjoyed both your and Barb's posts on the Eucharist. They were beautiful!

  3. I am very surprised that the Miracle at Lanciano is not very well known in the Catholic Church. I would have thought the Church would have given it prominence.

    I remember asking a priest about it, and he didn't know of it at all.

    By the way, totally different subject, is this song you meant?

    I've never heard of it until now.

    God bless.

  4. And now, we pause for a WORD from our local sponsor:

    Hello folks of the Globe! Tonight's Reading may have a special meaning for those of you who read this blog. Let's read it early.

    Your audience may appreciate the First Reading at the Vigil Mass this evening:
    June 29, 2011

    Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul,
    Apostles Vigil Mass

    Reading 1

    Acts 3:1-10
    Peter and John were going up to the temple area
    for the three o’clock hour of prayer.
    And a man crippled from birth was carried
    and placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate”
    every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.
    When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,
    he asked for alms.
    But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,
    and said, “Look at us.”
    He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.
    Peter said, “I have neither silver nor gold,
    but what I do have I give you:
    in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean, rise and walk.”
    Then Peter took him by the right hand and raised him up,
    and immediately his feet and ankles grew strong.
    He leaped up, stood, and walked around,
    and went into the temple with them,
    walking and jumping and praising God.
    When all the people saw the man walking and praising God,
    they recognized him as the one who used to sit begging
    at the Beautiful Gate of the temple,
    and they were filled with amazement and astonishment
    at what had happened to him."

    Keep up the Beautiful Gate!

  5. I guess you've realized that this is one of my favorite passages, Keystone :) Symbolically, I equate the "Beautiful Gate" with the Heart of Jesus (some think of it as the Immaculate Heart of Mary) and I was once a spiritual cripple who begged at this Gate called "The Beautiful". Jesus first healed this cripple spiritually and then later healed her physically from Myasthenia Gravis. My feet, ankles, and body grew strong and I, too, leaped up praising God. And this all happened in the 3:00 hour (the physical healing that is). I guess my naming this blog was prophetic in a way because who would have guessed that a year after I started it I would get such an amazing healing. It still astounds me. No wonder I still pray during the 3:oo hour - truly, for me, this is an hour of Mercy. For everyone else, too, according to St. Faustina :)

    Thanks for your comment Keystone - it made me smile!

  6. That's a wonderful thought, "you are what you eat" when you partake of Christ's body through the Eucharist!

  7. Connie,
    We become more and more like Him if our hearts are open :)

  8. Fr. Bennie spoke of the Miracle at Lanciano this past Sunday!

    I add my Amen Mary!!!

    God bless

  9. DG,
    I love hearing about Eucharistic Miracles. I watched a tape on Lanciano last year and was fascinated!

  10. Blessings to you dear Mary. ((((Mary))))

  11. I love that 'you are what you eat' ... great!! :)

    Funnily, I was just reading about Lanciano last night, that the flesh wsas of the heart wall, and the blood was type AB, the 'universal recipient', able to receive blood from all people. That brings "I thirst" into more focus for me.

  12. Isn't it a beautiful miracle? I like your "I thirst" remark and the "universal recipient" - I didn't think of this aspect of his Heart.

    I hope the new daddy and mommy are getting sleep at night :) My daughter didn't sleep through the night for a year and a half (lol)! God bless you, Pip!