Eucharistic Reflection - A Prayer at Eucharistic Adoration
Harvesting The Fruits of Contemplation
by Michael Seagriff
6d ago
“I adore you, O Christ, and I praise you because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.”   I come before you, Lord, in adoration, kneeling before Your Presence in the Blessed Sacrament. I bow before Your Body and Blood broken and poured out on the cross. The image of the Annunciation embossed on the golden door of the tabernacle fills my mind with wonder and gratitude for the gift of Your incarnation. You are here. I am here. You are God. I am not. You are the creator. I am your creature. You are life. I am alive. You are the Redeemer. I am redeemed. You are the Savior. I am sa ..read more
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Monday Musings - How Do We Look Upon Others?
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by Michael Seagriff
6d ago
The previous quotation is from Fire & Light - Learning to Receive the Gift of God.  The following questions follow Father Philippe's quotation and are excerpted from Pondering Tidbits of Truth, Volume 6: PAUSE AND PONDER:  How welcoming and inviting am I to those I encounter daily? Do people feel comfortable around me? Am I able to treat everyone as God would ..read more
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Eucharistic Reflection - Love Him
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by Michael Seagriff
1w ago
"At this time in history, with news crashing on upon us from every side - mostly bad news, and some of it frankly scandalous in the extreme, as it reveals the callous complicity with, approbation of, and dedication to evil on the part of many in the hierarchy of the Church, who were supposed to be our guides to holiness and our models of it - nothing could be better than for us to go regularly before the Lord in Adoration.  Fair weather or foul, super-busy or at loose ends, it doesn't matter; this is what we should be doing for our Church, for our clergy, for ourselves. This is what Our ..read more
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Pondering Tidbits of Truth - April 4, 2024
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by Michael Seagriff
2w ago
Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time. Ven. Fulton J. Sheen “So long as mercy is available for all who despair of their own confusion and conflicts and inner incompleteness, it follows that sin is never the worst thing that can happen to man. The worst thing is the refusal to recognize his sins. For if we are sinners, there is a Savior. If there is a Savior, there is a Cross. If there is a Cross, there is a way of appropriating it to our own lives and our lives to it. When that is done, desp ..read more
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Eucharistic Reflection - The Tabernacle
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by Michael Seagriff
2w ago
[The tabernacle should be a Bethany for us] a quiet and pleasant place where Christ resides. A place where we can tell Him about our worries, our sufferings, our desires, our joys, with the same sort of simplicity and naturalness as Martha, Mary, and Lazarus.    (St. Josemaria Escriva from Christ is Passing By)   PAUSE AND PONDER: Do I make a daily visit to the Blessed Sacrament a priority in my life? Do I look froward to spending time in His Presence? How comfortable am I in pouring my heart out to Him? [This is just one of the 150 challenging quotations you will find&nb ..read more
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Monday Musings - Open Your Heart to God
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by Michael Seagriff
3w ago
"To a crowd surrounding Segatashya [purported visionary to whom our Lady of Kibeho spoke] asking for a miracle from Jesus, Segatashya replies, 'our Lord says to stop asking for miracles… because your lives are miracles. A true miracle is a child in the womb; a mother’s love is a miracle; a forgiving heart is a miracle. Your lives are filled with miracles, but you’re too distracted by material things to see them. Jesus tells you to open your ears to hear his messages and open your hearts to receive his love. Too many people have lost their way and walk the ea ..read more
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Eucharistic Reflection - Why Did You Come Down To This Dirty, Miserable Earth?
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by Michael Seagriff
3w ago
Pick up a copy of Pondering Tidbits of Truth, Volume 6  and listen for God's still voice. He will use the words in this volume to reignite the flame of faith in your heart and draw you closer to Him ..read more
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Monday Musings - Eucharistic Revival - Missing Our Eucharistic Lord?
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by Michael Seagriff
1M ago
Stirring Slumbering Souls predated our Bishops' plea to rediscover belief in the Real Presence. This book received a Seal of Approval from the Catholic Writer's Guild. It provides fuel to set your heart ablaze and reignite your love for our ever-present Eucharistic Lord. Look at what others have had to say about this remarkable and timely book - Stirring Slumbering Souls - 250 Eucharistic Reflections  This book accomplished what author Michael Seagriff hoped: that is to ignite my heart and stir my soul to love Jesus more and more. The words contained in this volume speak Truth and br ..read more
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Pondering Tidbits of Truth - March 21, 2024
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by Michael Seagriff
1M ago
Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time. Jesus to Saint Catherine of Siena “I require that you should love Me with the same love with which I love you. This indeed you cannot do, because I love you without being loved. All the love you have for Me you owe to Me, so that it is not of grace that you love Me, but because you ought to do so, while I love you of grace, and not because I owe you My love. Therefore to Me, in person, you cannot repay the love which I require of you, and I have pla ..read more
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Eucharistic Reflection - The Cause of Sweetness
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by Michael Seagriff
1M ago
"The visit to the Blessed Sacrament is a source of so much sweetness because we have in the tabernacle, the same God who is the source of happiness for the elect in heaven. The Eucharist becomes thus an earthly paradise. One asked a saint if it were hard for him to remain so long in the church. 'Ah!' he answered, 'I would spend an eternity there!' He was right. Our Lord is in heaven; He is also in His tabernacle. What a joy! The saints in heaven are they weary of contemplating, adoring and praising Jesus Christ or of remaining in His presence? We ought to experience a happiness like theirs ne ..read more
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