Thursday: The Blessed Sacrament

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, I believe that Thou art truly present in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar. I adore Thee. I praise Thee and thank Thee for all Thy blessings. I am sorry that I have offended Thee by my sins. By this act I wish to make reparation to Thee for all the insults and injuries committed against Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love. I  love Thee with my whole heart. Come to my poor soul; unite Thyself to me . . . + . . . I thank Thee, my good Jesus. Oh! never, never leave me. Let me not be separated from Thee by sin.

-from Fr. Lasance’s A Rule of Life

ANIMA CHRISTI

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus! hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Permit me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come to Thee,
That, with Thy saints, I may praise Thee
And love Thee to all eternity. Amen.

An indulgence of 300 days every time it is said with at least contrite heart and devotion.
An indulgence of 7 years, once a day, to the faithful who recite it after receiving Holy Communion. – Pius IX

 

LITANY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT (for private devotion)

Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, etc.
God, the Holy Ghost,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Living Bread, that camest down from heaven,
Hidden God and Saviour,
Wheat of the elect,
Wine of which virgins are the fruit,
Bread of fatness and royal dainties,
Perpetual sacrifice,
Clean oblation,
Lamb without spot,
Most pure feast,
Food of angels,
Hidden manna,
Memorial of the wonders of God,
Supersubstantial bread,
Word made flesh, dwelling in us,
Sacred Host,
Chalice of benediction,
Mystery of Faith,
Most high and adorable Sacrament,
Most holy of all sacrifices,
True propitiation for the living and the dead,
Heavenly antidote against the poison of sin,
Most wonderful of all miracles,
Most holy commemoration of the Passion of Christ,
Special memorial of divine love,
Affluence of divine bounty,
Most august and holy mystery,
Medicine of immortality,
Tremendous and live-giving Sacrament,
Bread made flesh by the omnipotence of the Word,
Unbloody sacrifice,
Sweetest banquet, at which angels minister,
Sacrament of piety,
Bond of charity,
Priest and victim,
Spiritual sweetness tasted in its proper source,
Refreshment of holy souls,
Viaticum of such as die in the Lord,
Pledge of future glory,

Be merciful, Spare us, O Lord,
Be merciful, Graciously hear us, O Lord,
From an unworthy reception of Thy body and blood, O Lord, deliver us
From the lust of the flesh, etc.
From the lust of the eyes,
From the pride of life,
From every occasion of sin,
Through the desire wherewith Thou didst long to eat this passover with Thy disciples,
Through that profound humility wherewith Thou didst wash their feet,
Through that ardent charity whereby Thou didst institute this divine Sacrament,
Through Thy precious blood, which Thou hast left us on our altars,
Through the five wounds of this Thy most holy body, which Thou didst receive for us,

We sinners beseech Thee, hear us
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to preserve and increase our faith, reverence, and devotion toward this admirable Sacrament, We beseech Thee, hear us
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to conduct us, through a true confession of our sins, to a frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist, etc.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to deliver us from all heresy, perfidy, and blindness of heart,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to impart to us the precious and heavenly fruits of this Most Holy Sacrament,
That at the hour of death Thou wouldst strengthen and defend us by this heavenly viaticum,
Son of God,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Thou didst give them bread from heaven.
R. Containing in itself all sweetness.

Let us pray: O God, Who in this wonderful Sacrament has left us a memorial of Thy passion, grant us the grace, we beseech Thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, that we may constantly experience within ourselves the blessed fruit of Thy redemption. Who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

from With God

 

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

O Virgin Mary, our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, glory of the Christian people, joy of the universal Church, salvation of the world; pray for us, and awaken in all the faithful devotion to the Holy Eucharist in order that they may render themselves worthy to receive It daily.

Indulgence of 300 days, each time – Pius X, Jan. 23, 1907

 

EJACULATIONS

O Sacrament most holy! O Sacrament divine! All praise and all thanksgiving
be every moment Thine!

Indulgence of 100 days, once a day – Pius VI

See where Thy boundless love has reached, my loving Jesus! Thou, of Thy flesh and precious blood, hast made ready for me a banquet whereby to give me all Thyself. Who drove Thee to this excess of love for me? Thy Heart, Thy loving Heart. O adorable Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of divine love! within Thy sacred wound take Thou my soul, in order that, in that school of charity, I may learn to love that God Who has given me such wondrous proofs of His great love. Amen.

Indulgence of 100 days, once a day – Pius VII

May the Heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even until the end of time. Amen.

Indulgence of 100 days, once a day. – Pius IX

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