Thieves Steal 16 Consecrated Hosts
About a week ago, I told you about a very sad incident in Mexico where robbers entered a chapel of perpetual adoration and stole the monstrance and our Eucharistic Lord within it.
I don’t know what is going on in the world, but according to the Catholic News Agency, on March 7th, robbers entered the convent chapel of the Monastery of the Visitation of Holy Mary in the Diocese of Canelones, Uruguay, broke into the tabernacle, and stole the ciborium which contained 15 consecrated Hosts.
The thieves also took a monstrance also containing a Sacred Host, the sanctuary lamp, 3 crosses, and the choir organ.
On March 9th, the good sisters had a special Mass offered for their Bridegroom in those 16 stolen Hosts might be recovered.
His Excellency, Bishop Alberto Sanguinetti urged all Catholics of Uruguay to offer “acts of love and reparation to Jesus in the Eucharist, whose love is scorned by those for whom He gave his life.”
Remember the response of the local Church in Mexico when the monstrance was stolen: prayer, penance, and procession.
Let us join our brothers and sisters in Mexico and in Uruguay in making reparation for these terrible offenses and acts of robbery and sacrilege. Particularly in this month of St. Joseph, implore our loving patron and father to guard his little Jesus in the 16 stolen Hosts as he protected Him and His Blessed Mother on earth. Through the prayers and intercession of Joseph most strong, may these Sacred Hosts be recovered and that his Jesus may be loved, adored, worshiped, and glorified by all people, in all places, and in every generation.
(You know, St. Dismas, the Good Thief, might also be a good intercessor to obtain repentant hearts for these thieves.)
The irony is that these robbers broke into the tabernacle because they thought it held something valuable. Oh, but it did! It held our most precious Treasure: nothing less than the Source of all love, goodness, truth, and beauty.
Since the thieves did not pay their King the respect and honor that He deserves, and even now our King may be desecrated and alone with no one to love and adore Him, let us give Him our hearts. Let us give Him our love, our worship, our adoration in those 16 Hosts.
Therefore, please join me in offering 16 Glory Be’s as an act of adoration to our Eucharistic Lord, in reparation for the offenses He received, for the conversion of the thieves, and that the Hosts may be returned to the chapel.
As well as praying the following 3 times; it is the prayer that the angel taught the shepherd children of Fatima before Our Lady appeared to them:
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.