Text of the Eucharistic adoration of June 29, 2017
Feast of the Triumph of the Eucharist and of the episcopal ordination of H.E. Mons. Claudio Gatti
"I AM THE LIVE BREAD DESCENDED FROM HEAVEN"
Christ's love for us, here is the Eucharist:
Love that Gives, Love that Remains,
Love that communicates, Love that multiplies,
Love that is sacrifice, Love that unites us,
Love that saves us!
These words, prophetically referring to the Eucharistic miracles that happened in the thaumaturgic place, were spoken by Pope Paul VI, to whom our Bishop was particularly fond. Today we have enthroned the six hosts of the Eucharistic miracle still preserved in the thaumaturgic place and, after more than ten years, they are intact and show no signs of deterioration.
The Eucharist is the pivot around which our community turns, it is a source of union, in it we contemplate the same blood through which we have been redeemed. We remember with deep emotion the great miracle of June 11, 2000, and we were witnesses of it, and by its virtue, we can understand that God, our Creator, actively and strongly participates in the history of every man; only the Eucharist is the gateway to true life, the eternal life, for only Christ is the way, the truth and the life.
You are Bishop ordained by God: Bishop of the Eucharist
From the Letter of God, June 29, 1999
Jesus - My dear beloved priest, I, Jesus, have ordained you Bishop on June 20, but the feast for your episcopacy is today, June 29, feast of S. Peter and S. Paul. Today is a very big feast, your community has not understood how great is the episcopacy God has given you. There is so much joy, so much pain, so much suffering, but you have to enjoy this joy and leave everything in the hands of God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, and Me, God the Son. I am the First and Eternal Priest, I have ordained you bishop.
With these words Jesus announced to our community that precious gift that a few days earlier He had bestowed, by His free will and initiative, upon our Dear Bishop, the Episcopacy. None of us understood what the Mother of the Eucharist had announced in the Letter of God of June 20, 1999: "Don Claudio, in the name of God, I tell you that you have all the power that are given to the Bishop." The only one who understood what the Mother of the Eucharist was saying to him in the name of God was our Bishop. As Mary, who became uneasy when she was told by the angel that she would become Mother of the Son of God, so too, after the announcement of his episcopacy, the Bishop experienced mixed feelings: of joy, for the great gift that God had given him and for which he felt unworthy and pain at the same time, because he knew the difficulties and obstacles he would encounter on the part of men. Nevertheless, he united his "Fiat" with Mary’s for the good of souls and the Church, and that is why we want to celebrate and thank him today because without his immolation, without his abandonment to God, our community would not exist. He has become the instrument of our Lord and combined his sufferings with those of our dear Marisa, so that God's will would be achieved by leaving the most important Eucharistic miracles in the Church history as a gift to all humanity, the same ones that today we contemplate and worship.
From Psalm 95
Come, let us sing joyfully unto the Lord,
let us acclimate to the rock of our salvation!
Let us introduce ourselves to him with praise,
Let's celebrate it with psalms!
For the Lord is a great God,
a great King over all the gods.
In his hands are the depths of the earth,
and the heights of the mountains are his.
His is the sea, for he has done it,
and his hands have shaped the dry land.
Come, let us worship and bow down,
let us kneel before the Lord, who has made us.
Because he is our God,
and we are the people he cares for,
and the flock that his hand leads.
Today, if you hear your voice,
Do not harden your heart as in Meribah,
as in Massa's day in the desert,
when your fathers tried me,
they gave me evidence even though they had seen my works.
Forty years I was disgusted that generation,
and I said: "It is a people with a broken heart;
they do not know my ways."
Therefore I swore in my wrath:
"They will not enter my rest!"
In this psalm, we find described the greatness of God, our Creator. He declares His Omnipotence before all creation and all of His creatures. God knows what He does and what he wants from His children; He cares for them, loves them, sustains them, guides them and ardently wants the conversion of souls. He looks for the distant ones, lost in this world that is increasingly moving towards self-destruction. Today, the works of God are not recognized, the great Eucharistic miracles are ignored, and the most widespread sin is, first of all, that against charity because man is deviant, dishonest and corrupt.
These great miracles have taken place at different times, each marked by suffering and hard times caused by the children of God who have repayed His great love with hatred, selfishness, profanation, wickedness and injustice, thus making God and the Mother of the Eucharist suffer.
On this day we also remember S. Peter and S. Paul, who despite their weakness, their infidelity, their human errors, became saints, the first of our Church, which today is abandoned, neglected, deserted, and fragile in charity. It can be renewed only through Jesus because through Him we can follow the right direction that is love, charity, loyalty and trust first towards ourselves and then towards our neighbor. Oh yes, many times the Bishop told us: "If man were simpler, more docile, if he would have loved more, things would not have gone and would not go as they are going now." In spite of the great suffering and trials that have struck, without a break, our Bishop and Marisa, and us too to a small extend, as we are their spiritual children, the community is alive and continues to be here and pray before the great Eucharistic miracles that God has carried out. The benefits of these wonderful works of God never end and extend to all humanity. Though in this historical period evil seems predominant, the Lord reminds us that He "has won over the world" and that is why we must not be discouraged.