Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Memories From Corpus Christi

Jesus, how much You love us!! We love You back.

"If you set out to meet God,

He will come to meet you." 1

-St. John Vianney


"It is only God that can fill the soul." 2

-St. John Vianney

"When you hear Mass,
do you come in the same frame of mind

as the Blessed Virgin at Calvary?

Because it is the same God,

and the same Sacrifice." 3

-St. John Vianney

"If we love someone very much,
is it necessary that we should see him
in order to think of him?" 4

-St. John Vianney

"O my children,
how beautiful will that soul be in eternity,
who makes frequent and good Communions! 5

-St. John Vianney

"When we receive Holy Communion,
we receive our joy and our happiness." 6

-St. John Vianney

"In Communion you have the happiness
of possessing Jesus Christ in your heart,
where He is in body and soul,
as He was on earth during His mortal life." 7

-St. John Vianney

"Our prayer is an incense
which God receives with extreme pleasure." 8

-St. John Vianney


"God has created my heart only for Himself.
He asks me to give it to Him that He may make it happy." 9

-St. John Vianney

"If we had faith,
we should discern God hidden in the person of the priest,

like a light behind a glass." 10

-St. John Vianney

"O my God, why have you sent me into the world?"
"To save your soul."
"And why do you wish me to save my soul?"
"Because I love you." 11

-St. John Vianney


"O God, O Creator; O Spirit of life overwhelming Your creatures with ever new graces! You grant to Your chosen ones the gift which is ever renewed: the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ!

"O Jesus, You instituted this Sacrament, not through any desire to draw some advantage from it for Yourself, but solely moved by a love which has no other measure than to be without measure. You instituted this Sacrament because Your love exceeds all words. Burning with love for us, You desired to give Yourself to us and took up Your dwelling in the consecrated Host, entirely and forever, until the end of time. And You did this, not only to give us a memorial of Your death which is our salvation, but You did it also, to remain with us entirely, and forever.

"My soul, if you wish to penetrate the depths of this mystery, your gaze must be illuminated by love! You need to see and understand! Contemplate the Last Supper: see Jesus who knows that He will soon be separated from the body of His humanity, and yet wishing to be united to us forever; contemplate the love by which He institutes this Sacrament which permits Him to be corporeally and forever united to mankind. O inextinguishable love! O love of Christ! O love of the human race! What a true furnace of love! O Jesus, You already saw the death which awaited You; the sorrows and atrocious tortures of the Passion were already breaking Your heart, and yet You offered Yourself to Your executioners, and permitted them, by means of this Sacrament, to possess You forever as an eternal gift, O You, whose delights are to be with the children of men!

"O my soul, how can you refrain from plunging yourself ever deeper and deeper into the love of Christ, who did not forget you in life or in death, but who willed to give Himself wholly to you, and to unite you to Himself forever?"12

-St. Angela of Foligno


"Happier than those who lived during His mortal life,
when He was only in one place,
we find Jesus Christ today in every corner of the world,
in the Blessed Sacrament." 13

-St. John Vianney

"All our merit, my children,
consists of cooperating with grace." 14

-St. John Vianney

Nick, Andre, and Alyssa
(with a bag of rose petals that were thrown
during the procession and collected after Benediction
and later brought to a loved-one).

Love Him in return, and share His love with others~

God is at work in you!
1. Compiled and Arranged by W.M.B., Thoughts of the Cure' D'Ars (Rockford, IL: Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1967), p. 73.
2. Ibid: p. 45.
3. Ibid: p. 24.
4. Ibid: p. 24.
5. Ibid, p. 70.
6. Ibid, p. 45.
7. Ibid, p. 62-63.
8. Ibid, p. 63.
9. Ibid, p. 22.
10. Ibid, p. 70.
11. Ibid, p. 72.
12. Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D., Divine Intimacy (Rockford, IL: Tan Books and Publishers, Inc.), pp. 600-601.
13. Ibid, p. 74-75.
14. Ibid, p. 62.