Historic and Inspirational Stories of the Blessed Sacrament with Prayers
FR. FREDERICK A. REUTER, K.C.B.S.
with Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat,
Feast of the Assumption, 1922
Welcome to the Sacred Heart Reader:
Moments Divine Before the Blessed Sacrament
"If Jesus were better known in the Blessed Sacrament, earth would be
and Heaven nearer."
This quotation sets forth the objective of this special
section of Catholic Tradition.
Our Divine Master is ready to bestow innumerable graces
through this Sacrament, which is also the outpouring of His Sacred Heart,
and which are lost in
consequence of the ignorance and indifference of men.
When the Most Holy Sacrament is not revered and loved, scandals will abound,
faith will languish,
and the Church will mourn. On the other hand, if this
Sacrament is worthily and frequently received, peace will reign in Christian
hearts, the devil will lose power,
and souls will be sanctified.
The Sacred Heart Reader addresses itself not only to the
faithful, who find all delight, all comfort and help in their belief, but
also to the indifferent ones of the world who must learn what precious
joys are tasted and shared at the table of the God of peace, the God of
love, of Him Who cries out to us from His earthly Tabernacles,
"Come to Me."
The Sacred Heart Readings were originally taken from Abbe
Berlioux, Month of the Sacred Heart, published in Paris, 1885, and
republished this work, MOMENTS DIVINE.
This book is a must for any Catholic library. We encourage you to
purchase it from TAN, so we are only publishing a few of the chapters-----there are 24 plus the Devotion section-----and only some of the prayers and devotions contained therein. The link
provided above in the title takes you to exact page of TAN's site where
the book is displayed for sale. The images we are using in our
presentation are not from the book, which has a color cover only with a
black and white drawing of St. Pascal Baylon, Patron of the Blessed Sacrament. Web presentations are
more visual, so we use the most beasutiful graphics we can make. For
devotional use the book is superb and easily readable by almost
everyone in the family. Since most homes have an image of the Sacred
Heart, one can read from the work with the Sacred Heart image near by
as an aid if so desired. The banner image is a composite we made and
cannot be purchased anywhere. If anyone would like to purchase the
Sacred Heart, plain without the halo, contact us and we will email you
the web site URL. NOTE: the page on St. Pascal Baylon is not from the book, but we thought you would want to learn about this sweet Saint.
ON ASSENT TO DIVINE MANIFESTATIONS
A STORY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT #1 WITH PRAYERS
A STORY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT # 2 WITH PRAYERS
A STORY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT # 3 WITH PRAYERS
A STORY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT #4 WITH PRAYERS
A STORY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT #5 WITH PRAYERS
A STORY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT #6 WITH PRAYERS
A STORY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT #7 WITH PRAYERS
ST. PASCHAL BAYLON, PATRON SAINT OF THE CONFRATERNITY
TO THE SACRED HEART BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
ACT OF FAITH IN THE REAL PRESENCE
PRAYER BEFORE THE TABERNACLE
PETTITION FOR PEFECT DIVINE LOVE
MYSTICAL PRAYER OF BL. ANGELA OF FOLIGNO
BENEDICTION HYMNS AND PRAYERS
AUTHORITIES ON ASSENT TO DIVINE
"Amen, amen, I say to you, he that believeth in Me, the works that
I do, he shall also do;
and greater than these shall he do . . . He that loveth Me, shall be
loved of My Father;
and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him."
[John 14: 12, 21]
POPE BENEDICT XIV:
"Though an assent of Catholic faith be not due to them [miracles],
they deserve a human
assent according to the rules of prudence by which they are probable
and piously credible."
ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI:
"The bad are ready to deny miracles as the good are to believe them;
as it is a weakness to
give credit to all things, so, on the other hand, to reject miracles
which come to us attested
by grave and pious men, either savors of infidelity which supposes
them impossible to God,
or of a presumption which refuse belief to such a class of authors
. . . There is less risk in
believing and receiving what is related with some probability by honest
persons and not
rejected by the learned, and which serves for the edification of our
neighbor, than in
rejecting it with a disdainful and presumptuous spirit."
[The Way of Salvation, p. 93]
"When a miracle is made known, however striking it may be in the very
place where it happened,
or even related by those who witnessed it, it is scarcely believed,
but it is none the less true."
[De Utilitate Credende, p. 75]
"These revelations are not the work of man; and no mortal will understand
them unless love
has renewed in his soul the image and likeness of God."
[Missus est, p. 182]
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES:
"When facts are related that teach and edify us, we should not believe
that the proofs upon
which they rest are entirely false and worthless. 'Charity believeth
all things,' which is to say
it does not easily believe that one lies. And if there be no sign of
falsehood in what is
represented to her, she makes no difficulty in giving it credence,
especially when it
relates to anything which exalts and praises the love of God towards
men, or the love
of men towards God, the more so as Charity is the sovereign queen of
pleasure after the manner of princes, in those things which tend to
the glory of her empire
and domination. Supposing, then, that the narrative be neither so public
nor so well
attested as the greatness of the wonder would seem to require, it loses
not for that its truth."
[Introduction to the Devout Life, p. 90]