Thursday, July 31, 2008

Reparation for desecration of Eucharist

Recently a professor at the University of Minnesota desecrated the Holy Eucharist in a very sacrilegious way. He obtained a consecrated host and then pierced it with a rusty nail and threw it in the trash. It was all done with the intention of desecration, in order to show his disdain for Catholic belief. Full details are here.

Some priests are urging Catholics to make a holy hour in reparation for this offense, preferably on August 1, but if not then, whatever time one can.

While Jesus cannot suffer physical pain anymore, even if the Holy Eucharist is desecrated in such a manner, it is an insult to his dignity and something that should cause all Catholics to feel sorrow over. In the sacrament of the Eucharist, Jesus wants only to show us his love. How sad it is that some people are unable to receive that love. Please pray for them that their eyes may be opened to the depth and the wonders of the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for all of us poor sinful humans.

1 comment:

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I felt like MY heart was being pierced when I read that. It was just so sad. At first, I was angry. Now I'm just sad for his soul and hope he makes things right with God. Maybe this was the only way to get so many people to pray for him so he could?