With public Masses suspended for the past several weeks, most Catholics have been unable to receive Our Lord in the Eucharist. For many, this distance has increased their love and appreciation of our Eucharistic Lord, and their desire to receive him once again in Communion.
But though most are not able to receive Our Lord physically, or visit him in adoration, there are ways you can honor the Eucharist – even during quarantine. Annabelle Moseley, a frequent Morning Air® contributor, offered some suggestions for how you can honor our Eucharistic Lord right from your own home.
Pray the Rosary
“It’s a great time to pray the rosary daily, and pay special attention to the Luminous and Sorrowful Mysteries,” Annabelle said. “We pray every day, and get closer and closer to our Lord, but especially in the Luminous and Sorrowful Mysteries.”
“It’s a great way to focus on the Institution of the Eucharist, the mystery of the Agony and the Garden, the mystery of the Crucifixion, and join ourselves to those mysteries. All the great saints teach us that the more we pray the rosary, the more we join to those mysteries. So we’d be closer that way to our Eucharistic Lord.”
Morning Air host John Harper told Annabelle that he has enjoyed participating in online adoration by watching the live video of the Family Rosary Across America® each night.
Annabelle told him, “I love your idea of praying the rosary while going online to adoration. That’s a fantastic idea, because you’re combining the two. I’m so grateful to Relevant Radio® and all these wonderful ways we can still adore our Lord remotely.”
Write a Letter to the Lord
For those who are looking for a way to feel a physical presence, like some small part of you is near the Eucharist, Annabelle suggested an initiative that her parish began of writing letters to Jesus and having the priest put them by the tabernacle.
“I have to say, those of us who are doing it get so much comfort,” Annabelle said. “It’s like sending a love letter to the Eucharistic Lord. There’s some part of us near him, some physical reminder. And hopefully it gives our Eucharistic Lord some joy to see those letters coming in to that empty church.”
John Harper told listeners, “We’re happy to say that we do that here Relevant Radio, and have been doing that for a long time. So if you ever have a prayer intention you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you watch Father Rocky’s live stream at noon Central, when he celebrates the Mass, on a couple of the camera shots you can see the basket. It’s right there in the tabernacle with all of your prayer requests. So if you have one, we’ll include that not only in the Family Rosary Across America, but in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that Father Rocky will be celebrating at noon. That’s firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Listen to the full conversation below: