In the JUNE Month of 2012, while I was happy to share with you then of the Maria Rosa Mystica Rosarium [MRMR] for our MRMS only, it’s good to share with you now about this month. Though April is a bit traditionally known as the Month of the Eucharist (better now Month of Divine Mercy) June could be called the Month of the Body of Christ. For His Body is not only of His Heart but Whole Head and Shoulders and all. Indeed, it was supposedly revealed to St. Bernard that His Shoulder bore the most physical suffering of His Whole Body. Our sequencing from ‘Mercy April’ would follow the Chaplet’s pattern: after June as His Body, July as His Blood [tho It was in His Body, for It was distinctly poured out of It in the Passion], August to be of His SOUL (more than Body and Blood) and September of His greatest nature by far-- HIS DIVINITY.
CATHOLIC TRADITION especially defended His one human soul (vs. the heresy of Monothelitism http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10502a.htm) and yet His Divinity (vs. the heresy of Adoptionism, etc.). In our more and more Islamic world, Christ's Divinity is core to getting them and New Agers, Buddhists, etc. to come to The Life and Resurrection. How? By carefully but unashamedly testifying how not a single worm got Jesus’ Body, whereas the body of Mohammed is devoured -- his whole carcass -- by worms. Such is why Mohammed is not our Savior, nor The Resurrection and The Life. Nor did Moonie rise from the dead: though his son, "Rev." Jin Moon noted how "Oh! You should've seen the aspect of the cadaver of my Dad!' His father Sun Myung Moon actually proclaimed at a Republican Convention -- to which he was an invite by a congressman who didn't expect the following – that "I have an announcement to make. I’m The Messiah." This shocked his Republican inviter since such was totally unexpected to have heard announced. So, while not a single worm devoured the Body of Jesus, His Body is The Way to Salvation with His Blood, and all His Humanity united to His Divinity per "concomitance" (as St. Thomas Aquinas explained: that wherever His Body is, His Whole Person is also really present). In the New Evangelization, we should not only catechize fallen-away Catholics, but especially spread the doctrines of St. Thomas on the Transubstantiation and the concomitance that comes by the consecratory words of the priest repeating Jesus’ incredibly miraculous words at The Last Supper. Such is all the more highly miraculous at Mass: the total concomitance by priests validly consecrating the bread and wine, though we priests are not perfect in person as The Godman Jesus of that Supper. Jesus effects it though through His priestly instruments (as His human extensions).
How many Catholics have heard of the word "concomitance"? Why not a few have apostacized? Partly since they simply don't have the solid Thomistic formation, etc. The famous Dr. Ralph Martin spoke last year here at OLCC of Pope Emeritus Benedict's new definition at the Synod of the New Evangelization: primarily an evangelizing of fallen away Catholics. While he was yet the only pope, Benedict redefined the call to evangelize with such emphasis. Apostasy is prophesied. What's the connection with Mary our Mystical Rose in all of this? Well, besides her wanting all of mankind to convert especially unto salvation, she is described by St. Bernard as the neck of the Mystical Body, while Jesus is proclaimed by St. Paul as The Head, and the Church proclaims the Holy Spirit the Soul of the Mystical Body. So, in this month of the Whole Body of Christ (not only His Most Sacred Heart) -- as maybe one day the Church will proclaim June, let us respect the Neck (and Her 3 roses across Her Heart, One with The Heart of Her Son) -- by trying to bring fallen away members of the Mystical Body back into re-connect. The Power of Christ can re-connect any fallen away member to His Mystical Body in all Its fullness by supernaturally concomitant FOOD fed via The Most Holy Eucharist, provided the member is in a proper state of grace.
One easy way for outreach to a fallen away member is to start by asking, "Have you ever heard of ‘concomitance’?" Since any person often wants to learn a great new word, it can be a real Door-opener (to Jesus, The Door), so profound as it is! How to explain this term?
Here’s how: As Jesus rose, His Whole Body came back together and is as One. So, wherever the Body, no matter the size, the Whole Christ – Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity -- is present per "Transubstantiation," and this effects the ‘concomitance:’ meaning that where the Body is, the Blood is, the Soul too, and even His Divinity! How? You can compare it to a genie into a bottle, but only as an imaginary parallel since He truly is and ‘the bottle’ truly is Him at the transubstantiation. Yet even 7 year olds can grasp it via such a parallel. Again, the great difference is that ‘the bottle’ (whatever the size of the Host) becomes the Whole Christ, and no matter how often it is snapped apart... far more than a mere imaginary genie zooming into multi-locating mode (visible in cartoons, but invisible in Reality with Christ "hidden under the species" of bread or wine). Comparing it with a genie then not only ‘into a bottle’ but taking on a circle of bread helps not only adults but even kids learn how on the invisible level it is happening. For "all is possible with God," as He wills with "this IS My Body" no matter how it much broken and shared with the Apostles. While an imaginary parallel is not equal, it certainly greatly helps in the CONCEPTION of the Reality mentally, so that they can at least CONCEIVE of the Reality. Another HUGE reality is that they are receiving more than the whole universe -- its very Co-Creator and united divinely with The (Father) Creator, and the Creator-Spirit. How many Catholics would return to the Eucharist if they could only be informed that they are receiving more than the whole universe, no matter if but a semi-molecule of a Particle of the Host in size.
Have a Blessed & Holy June month of the Body of Christ!