Saturday, June 25, 2011

Eucharistic FLASH MOB

The Franciscans in Preston organised a Eucharistic flash mob in the centre of Preston on Ascension Thursday 2011. I for one found this very inspiring and it is certainly in the spirit of "New Evangelization"




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Anonymous Br. Paul Byrd, OP said...

Absolutely wonderful.

26/6/11 3:50 pm  
Blogger DeniseOPL+USA said...

Carpe Medium!

27/6/11 8:56 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was amazed when I watched this video. It was inspiring to see people stop and adore the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a very powerful testimony and it would have touched many people.

This courageous friar is following the example set by his Father Francis. He is a Mendicant Friar who has brought Christ to the people!

I hope and pray that more Friars have the courage to proclaim Christ in such a public fashion. You don't have to do great things. Simply wearing the habit in public is a powerful testimony....

27/6/11 11:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Powerful. The way to go. Jesus coming right into our streets, villages and market places. He is criss-crossing the highways and byways like He did over two thousand years ago. Thank you Lord for your body, blood, soul and divinity. Increase our faith in you and make us a Eucharistic people.

28/6/11 4:18 am  
Anonymous Anna Mary said...

Brothers, thank you for bringing Our Lord to the people in this way!
Sr Anna Mary O.P.

29/6/11 11:14 pm  
Anonymous Anna Mary O.P. said...

Thank you, Brothers, for this act of witness, bringing Christ to the market place.

29/6/11 11:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This moved me greatly. Jesus is always with us, but a testimony as powerful and as public as this is the kind of thing we need to see now more than ever. I pray that more of our clergy, not just these brave Franciscans, get out there amongst the people and do this.

30/6/11 6:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Friars. Praise God for the few who gave the example & adored. If the people don't know about the real presence of Jesus we need this kind of courage to take Him to the people. I pray for teaching about His living presence from the pulpit.

2/7/11 4:53 pm  
Blogger DeniseOPL+USA said...

Praying Rosaries @ "clinics" is akin to this and has been done here post_1973. All are welcome to pray ...from your prayer cell or on site.

It is "legal:" "just for today" we (still) have "the right of assembly."

If today you hear His voice...

6/7/11 8:13 pm  
Blogger Tamara said...

In not one book of the Bible is Jesus Christ our wafer of bread placed in a monstrance made by your hands. To bow down in worship of such an object is idolatry. Jesus said, "Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers, believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matt. 24:26-27 He is seated at the right hand of the Father and has told us how He will return. Why do you teach that you can call Him down and somehow contain Him in any vessel? I have searched the scriptures and can find no justification for this practice. I am obviously not a member of your "choir"; you can delete this if you wish. Scripture advises one should always be ready with an answer for the hope that is in one's heart. It's up to you.

8/7/11 6:44 am  
Blogger DeniseOPL+USA said...

With hope in my heart and fraternal love for you, dear sister in Christ, I am lead to the Gospel of John: "In the beginning was the WORD, the *Person* of Jesus Christ. "Words" as in "words in the Bible" followed the reality, the telling of the story of salvation history.

Nonetheless, as recorded in ALL the Gospels, this Jesus said: "Take and eat; this IS My Body..."

...Literally.
...Existentially.

Fundamentally.

8/7/11 10:58 pm  
Blogger DeniseOPL+USA said...

Tamara, you may just wish to listen and then listen again to the universal (catholic) Biblical exigesis which accompanies the Divine Presence in this video: these "words" are most unifying.

They follow Jesus Christ through the events of history.

"Come and kneel before Him now,"
Ah, who can resist!

WORD became flesh.

"Words," say, in the Bible, help transmit the Mystery until we come to have our OWN experience of His Love ... of the Incarnation... that He would BE (here with us)not just for 33 years on earth but here, with us, for us, for all time:

BREAD
(Himself).

Here
for us
...now.

"Come and kneel before Him ...now, ('the acceptible time, the Day of Salvation')"

A Christian is martyred every 5 minutes. Let us "preserve the unity the Spirit gives."

8/7/11 11:33 pm  
Blogger DeniseOPL+USA said...

"O eternal Truth, True Love and Beloved Eternity. You are my God. To you do I sigh day and night.
When I first came to know you, you drew me to yourself so that I might see that there were things
for me to see, but that I myself was not yet ready to see them. Meanwhile you overcame the weakness
of my vision, sending forth most strongly the beams of your light, and I trembled at once with love
and dread. I learned that I was in a region unlike yours and far distant from you, and I thought I
heard your voice from on high: 'I am the food of grown men; grow then, and you will feed on me. Nor
will you change me into yourself like bodily food, but you will be changed into me.I sought a way
to gain the strength which I needed to enjoy you. But I did not find it until I embraced the mediator
between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who is above all, God blessed for ever. He was calling me
and saying: I am the way of truth, I am the life. He was offering the food which I lacked the
strength to take, the food he had mingled with our flesh. For the Word became flesh, that your wisdom,
by which you created all things, might provide milk for us children.
 
Late have I loved you, O Beauty
ever ancient, ever new..."
-St.Augustine of Hippo

(In time I will post original music to this text on my Work-In-Progress Wordpress Blog:)

13/7/11 8:58 pm  
Blogger The American Crisis said...

Those who bowed down before this idol [the abominable eucharist] were worshiping Satan--there was no blessing in that--only curses!
Acts 16:30-31, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Romans 10:9-10, That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

22/10/11 4:02 am  
Blogger Students@EnglishOP said...

Dear American Crisis,

The Eucharist is not abominable or diabolic. It is truly divine; it is Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Over two thousand years of Christian tradition established by Christ during his earthly ministry, establish this fact Sacred Scripture also validates the Real Presence:
John 6:51" I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is My Flesh."

John 6:53: "Unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of man and drink His Blood, you have no life in you; he who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has eternal life."

Matthew: 26:26 "This is My Body." 26:27 "This is My Blood…"

Mark:14:22 "This is My Body." 14:24 "This is My Blood…"

Luke: 22:19 "This is My Body." 22:20 "This … is the New Covenant in My Blood."

1 Cor 10:16 "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the Blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the Body of Christ?"

1 Cor 11:27 "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the Body and Blood of the Lord."

I pray that our Lord may bring you to see Him and His love in the Sacrament of the Altar

22/10/11 4:38 pm  

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