The Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas wrote, “What is received is received in the manner it is received.” This refers to our predispositions per knowledge of the reception, etc. We can add that “Who is received [Jesus] is received according to the predisposed way He [Christ the Way] is received.” Official teaching of the Church from St. Thomas is also on CONCOMITANCE. This means that whether you receive a Drop or a Particle of the Blood or Body of Christ you receive All of Him since He’s altogether whatever the Species. Of course, we have both the ciborium and the chalice since outwardly we repeat what He augmented at the Last Supper. Prayer #8 of the Pietá requests both the Body and Blood of Christ in life and at the hour of death “that They may serve as a remedy and consolation for my soul.” Yet by concomitance, you’ll receive the Whole Christ by no more than a Drop or Particle.
As in the June message, this July one emphasizes receiving Christ as Heavenly Food and Drink, yet mainly as Our HEAVENLY Godman received mainly at Holy Mass. Heavenly can also refer to Him as the only one conceived by the Holy Spirit on earth via Maria. The best we can receive Him helps us to receive any other person well, especially as Christ can be in our neighbor: any person of good will, yet especially those of Holy Communion, and all the more Daily the better, too. Again, a 5th c. Bishop of Brescia [Diocese of Mystical Rose apparitions] – Saint Gaudentius – wrote ‘Heavenly’ on the Holy Communion of the bread and wine. “They have become Heavenly, because Christ has passed into them and changed them into His Body and Blood.”
As many devotees hope for a miracle, I hope that a very distant relative of mine will get canonized and in promotion of the holy rosary. Who? Blessed Alan de la Roche, quite quoted by St. Louis Marie de Montfort. Here’s an inspired prayer of my own that could serve for gaining a miracle and for his canonization:
Blessed Alan de la Roche, you who were a noted Dominican theologian, philosopher, scholar, and post-humous writer who taught in places throughout Europe, please grant this miracle: _______. You who preached and restored devotion to the Rosary in Europe, establishing many Rosary confraternities too, by love for no longer sinning as you had, and in honor of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, thank you for any favors or even any miracle. Amen.
The 5th Luminous Mystery of the Last Supper instituted by Christ relates greatly with July since He gave us His Blood to drink. Surely the Sorrowful Mysteries on Fridays pertain to July. Too, Jesus told Bl. Alan de la Roche, “You have all the learning and understanding that you need to preach My Mother’s Rosary [….] If you only did this you could teach many souls the right path and lead them away from sin” -- as His Most Precious Blood cleanses us mainly via absolution in the Sacrament of Reconciliation with the contrition to sin no more. Relatedly in this Month, we’re all always called to be prolife. Mystical Rose’s motto of ‘Live Love’ connects with ‘Love Life’ for all prolife agendas, too. Aboveall, we are to live Jesus the Way, the Truth, & THE LIFE. He is totally opposed to the outpourings of blood and life of babies in the womb who are aborted. As a ‘Lamb of Life’ missionary with the greatest prolife priest in history – the now deceased Fr. Norman Uno Weslin, o.s., founder of these missionaries – it is good to associate the innocent Blood of Christ with babies who have never even been able to commit personal sin. Glory to the TRINITY, and via Maria ROSA MYSTICA!
A Novena to the Holy Spirit ends with this: “Trusting in the Precious Blood of Jesus, I implore You, Holy Spirit, Helper of my weakness, to keep me in Your grace that I may say always ‘Speak Lord for Your servant is listening.’" Finally, Fr. Ray Jasinski just published this year of 2015 his 2nd Mystical Rose book – his first one helped me receive my religious vocation. On p. 114 of the new book, he writes on the Sacrament of Confession: “It is a very great grace in a holy sacrament to be permitted ‘to wash our clothes in the Blood of the Lamb.’’
Fr. Ed, Mexico, SOLT, but MRMS too in spirit!
Have a Blessed & Holy July Month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ!
P.S. My book is now published on the Eucharist, Titles, and why four months can be entitled for Holy Communion: His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.
John 6:66 Eternity with The TRINITY vs. eternity with the beast… on how disciples turned their backs to Jesus when He taught on His Eucharistic sacrifice.
May Our Lady ever-flowering & overflowing with graces & blessings unfold in us The 3-Fold indwelling Divinity (of Her 3 'Roses') to ever spring, sing, & ring alive.
Amatissima semper esto Maria Rosa Mystica!
Most Beloved ever be Maria Rosa