Reverence for Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament
The mystery of the Epiphany also has eucharistic overtones since they found Jesus, the Living Bread, in Bethlehem, which in Hebrew means "House of Bread", and falling on their knees they did him homage (Matt. 2:11). Devotion to Our Lord's Most Sacred Body and Most Precious Blood in the Blessed Sacrament is not just one more devotion. His Sacred Humanity is the instrument and cause of our salvation. All grace and holiness comes from His Humanity as its source. Jesus Christ, True God and True Man is the center of our Faith.
Therefore, each and every member of Miles Jesu must be totally imbued with a profound devotion and reverence to Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, and should foster this devotion in every possible way: in his efforts to receive Him in daily Mass. Do not trust an apostle who does not hunger for daily Communion (Constitutions, 205); in the manner in which he receives Holy Communion, as preferred by the Church (cf. Vat II post-Conciliar document Memorial Domini); in the way he dresses for Holy Mass; in his remaining after Mass to make suitable thanksgiving after Holy Communion; in his seeking to be near the Blessed Sacrament with frequent visits; in his posture in prayer; in the distribution of the Miles Jesu literature which promotes the Blessed Sacrament.
Our spiritual father, St. Anthony Mary Claret, not only had special devotion to Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament but was granted a unique grace by Our Lord Himself:
For the rest of us, the Eucharistic presence of Our Lord remains only "as long as the Eucharistic species subsists" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1377), which ordinarily is considered to be around ten or fifteen minutes after receiving Holy Communion. To make the very most of this "private audience" with Our Lord Jesus Christ the members of Miles Jesu recite the prayer from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (which is so rich in theology and devotion) before receiving Holy Communion; and they recite the prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Magnificat after Holy Communion.
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