Prayers of Mine: June 2012 Archives

St Kevin's Feast of the Sacred Heart.jpeg

Last evening, I was the celebrant at Solemn High Mass, followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament with the sung Litany of the Sacred Heart, at Saint Kevin's Church, Harrington Street, Dublin. D. Benedict served as subdeacon. Following Benediction, I gave a conference to a large group of the faithful, many of them pilgrims attending the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. After my conference, a number of people approached me at the tea in the parish hall, asking me to pray for particular persons, needs, or situations. This happens, I think, whenever a monk appears in public. I took all of these intentions, and others as well, before the Eucharistic Face of Jesus today.

O my beloved Lord Jesus,
I offer to Thy most compassionate Heart,
and to the Maternal Heart of Thy Immaculate Mother,
all the sufferings that have been made known to me
during these past days.

Thou knowest each one.
No suffering of ours is hidden from Thee,
and Thy most loving gaze enfolds
each man, woman, and child in this valley of tears.

I can only turn to Thee and to Thy Mother,
as others have turned to me,
asking for my prayers.
All these requests I received into my own heart,
though it be sinful, poor, and too small to absorb them.

Having promised to pray
for particular persons or intentions,
I place these needs now in Thy Eucharistic Heart,
entrusting them to the Immaculate Heart of Thy Mother,
and to her all-powerful supplication
in Thy sight and in the sight of Thy Father
and my Father.
Amen.

Miracle Bordeaux 1822.jpg

This painting depicts Our Lord as he appeared in the Sacred Host exposed in the monstrance at the Institute of Loreto in Bordeaux, France on Septuagesima Sunday, 3 February 1822. Read about this manifestation of the Eucharistic Face of Jesus here

Lord Jesus Christ,
King who art all meek and humble,
Beloved Friend,
and Physician of souls and bodies,
I adore Thee who art present here before me,
with all the love of my heart,
and I thank Thee that Thou hast brought me
into Thy Real Presence
-- to be hidden as Thou art hidden
-- to be silent as Thou art silent,
-- to be welcoming to Thee
as Thou art welcoming to me,
-- to be poor as Thou art poor,
--and to be offered
as Thou art offered
at every moment
to the Father
in this the Sacrament of Thy Love.

O Divine Victim,
Thou art the pattern of my life,
and the very form of my consecration to the Father:
hostia pura, hostia sancta, hostia immaculata!
Let me gaze upon Thy Eucharistic Face
so as to become a reflection of Thy Eucharistic Face,
and an image in this world,
at at this hour,
of Thy perpetual oblation to the Father
and Thy fidelity to the Church, Thy Body and Thy Bride.
Amen.

About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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