Today is a great feast which was instituted in modern times and enjoyed only a few generations of celebration before it was suppressed with other such feasts (along with the Octave of Corpus Christi) in the reforms of 1955 and 1962. As a part of our June campaign for the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus every year we will republish these texts to make this feast more widely known. The chants can be found in the Liber in use before 1962 and these sheets can be downloaded by clicking on each. See Kwasniewski’s commentary here. We include also the previously indulgenced prayer to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus which preceded the institution of the feast. Eventually, God willing, we plan to publish a prayer book for our crusade which includes all these devotions for June and Eucharistic piety. Take up our crusade to join the mailing list.
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, gracious companion of our exile, I adore Thee.
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, lonely Heart, humiliated Heart, abandoned Heart, forgotten Heart, despised Heart, outraged Heart, Heart ignored by men, Heart which loves our own hearts; Heart pleading for our love, Heart so patient in waiting for us, Heart so eager to listen to our prayers, Heart so anxious for our requests, Heart, unending source of new graces, Heart so silent, yet desiring to speak to souls, Heart, welcome refuge of the hidden life, Heart, teacher of the secrets of union with God, Heart of Him Who sleeps but watches always, Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Jesus Victim, I desire to comfort Thee; I unite myself to Thee; I offer myself in union with Thee.
I regard myself as nothing in Thy Presence. I long to forget myself in order to think only of Thee,
to be despised and forgotten for love of Thee. I have no desire to be understood or loved by anyone but Thee.
I will keep silent in order to listen to Thee, and I will abandon myself in order to lose myself in Thee.
Grant that I may thus satisfy Thy thirst for my salvation, Thy burning thirst for my holiness, and that once purified I may give Thee a sincere and pure love. I am anxious not to tire Thee further with waiting: take me, I hand myself over to Thee. I give Thee all my actions, my mind to be enlightened, my heart to be directed, my will to be stabilized, my wretchedness to be relieved, my soul and body to be nourished by Thee.
Eucharistic Heart of my Saviour, Whose Blood is the life of my soul, may I myself cease to live and Thou alone live in me. Amen.
(Indulgence 500 days. Brief, February 6, 1899, Leo XIII; Sacred Penitentiary Apostolic, November 8, 1934).
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