June, Month of
the Holy Eucharist
Some traditional Catholic calendars list April as the month dedicated
to the Holy Eucharist or Blessed Sacrament, but generally June is the
month that the Church
has set aside for special devotion to the Holy Eucharist because it is
so closely associated with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which the month
of June is also dedicated to.
Here are two very old prayers usually said in June:
HAIL TO THEE Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ, the
Word made flesh, Son of the Virgin Mary, Lamb of God, true Savior of
the World, sacred Victim, source of love!
Hail to Thee, Jesus Christ, glory of the Angels, reward of the Saints,
image of the Father, true God and true Man, fruit of the Virgin's womb.
Hail! dear Flesh of Christ,
sacrificed as a victim upon the altar of the Cross for the redemption
of the world; by Thy death make us love the Souls Thou hast redeemed
and with them enjoy
Thine eternal light in glory. Amen.
HAIL, Thou source of our
being! Hail, Thou cause of our redemption! Hail, most pure Flesh of
Christ the Son of God. Take pity on me, and grant to Thine
unworthy servant that at the close of my life I may truly acknowledge
Thy holy Body which hath been consecrated for me at the Mass,
that in full faith I may adore Thee and receive Thee into my heart. Be
to me a pledge of life in the lifelessness of death. O sweet, O loving
Son of Mary, have mercy upon me. Amen.