Our Gift for Jesus that Will Heal Our Land – Come, Let Us Adore Him

Our Gift for Jesus that Will Heal Our Land – Come, Let Us Adore Him

“I am convinced that a movement of restoring Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the spiritual therapeutic for cleansing our country of demonic influence and opening the floodgates of grace that will heal our land … bringing our country back to the spiritual health of being One Nation Under God once again.” – Fr. Richard Heilman

Here’s how the Lord brought me to this revelation (also, see my Christmas sermon below) …

It all began for us toward the beginning of this “difficult” 2020 year. With growing angst about the virus occurring in the nation, we put out a call for all to pray a “54 Day Three Hearts Novena.”

I stated then,

“Most of us have prayed many beautiful devotions – and even consecrated ourselves – to the Sacred of Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In so many ways, this year seems to be the year we are to call out to St. Joseph. Now is the time to add the “Third Heart” for supernatural protection and provision.

 

As head of the home, St. Joseph points to the role of all fathers to be “protectors and providers.” Many are feeling unsafe and “unprotected” with the spread of this “new virus.” Also, worries grow about future “provision” with economic uncertainty on the rise.

 

In the midst of this worldwide alarm, let’s call upon all “Three Hearts” to come to our aid by adding, this year, the Chaste Heart of St. Joseph.

May 1st, the 54th day of our “Three Hearts” novena, ended up being a great convergence as it was a First Friday (Sacred Heart) and the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker (Chaste Heart) and then, out of the clear blue, news broke that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that they chose to join Canada in a Re-Consecration of America to Mary, Mother of the Church (Immaculate Heart) on May 1. This was the first of many “God-incidences” that confirmed our prayers were pleasing God.

During May (the month of Mary), we gathered with 100s to do impromptu Rosary Processions around the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, WI.

Then, on May 25, George Floyd was killed in, what looked to be, police brutality. Incited by corrupt politicians and the corrupt Main Stream Media, all of America was charged with “systematic racism,” and the streets of America were, literally, set ablaze with some of the worst domestic terrorism since the 1960s.

With the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 14) approaching, we knew our nation was losing its way, and it was time to bring Our Lord into the same streets to push out the darkness with the Light of Christ.

“Coincidentally,” the Feast of Corpus Christi landed on “Flag Day.” And so, we brought 100s of flags for our procession. Also, “coincidentally,” we discovered this was a special anniversary for our nation. On June 14, 1954, with the appeal of the amazing Knights of Columbus, President Dwight Eisenhower signed an order adding words `under God’ to the Pledge of Allegiance. And so, this Eucharistic Procession was dubbed the “Under God Procession.” As many as 1000 souls joined us for this “Under God Procession” on June 14, 2020.

This Corpus Christi “Under God Procession” would inspire many from around the State of Wisconsin to join forces for an amazing spiritual event. On August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, 3,000 faith-filled Catholics, along with Archbishop Listecki and Bishop Hying, processed our Eucharistic Lord and prayed a “Patriotic Rosary” through the “riot ravaged” streets of Madison, WI to the State Capitol. Law enforcement told us that this event was larger than any of the violent protests that occurred up until then.

Please watch this short AMAZING video:

This amazing spiritual event, at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, WI, went on to inspire Eucharistic processions nationwide. See this website: UniteOurNation.net.

Going back to the Garden of Eden, the serpent has always looked to get us “out” from being “under God,” and to be our own gods. In America, many forces have worked to pull all of us out from “under God,” over the past 50 years. It was time for us get up and get out, with the tools God has revealed to us, to bless the ground with our faith and prayers and get our beloved country “under God” once again!

 

The Christmas Star Leads Us to Adore Him

Now, as this very difficult 2020 concludes, we celebrate the Birth of Christ. We recount how they came to Bethlehem (translated, the House of Bread) to “Adore Him.”

This year, just days before Christmas, we were given what many call a “Christmas Star” on December 21, which was also the Winter Solstice. I have been saying that this darkest day of the year is then followed by ever increasing light. Literally, the “darkness before the dawn.”

What were two significant events, nearly 800 years ago, when the “Christmas Star” last appeared? The year was 1226.

The first was that this was the year Saint Francis of Assisi passed to eternal life. It was Saint Francis of Assisi who said, “Man should tremble, the world should quake, all Heaven should be deeply moved when the Son of God appears on the altar in the hands of the priest.”

After St. Francis’ passing, St. Clare of Assisi would work to carry on the deep devotion of St. Francis. We may not have realized it, but as we brought our Eucharistic Lord out into the streets, we had been doing the “St. Clare of Assisi thing.” This is in regard to the famous story of the invasion of the Saracens in 1240. As the invading forces surrounded and attacked Assisi, they made their way to the city they first encountered San Damiano – the convent where St. Clare and her sisters lived – because it was out side the city walls. As the warriors approached, St. Clare’s sisters panicked and roused St. Clare from her sick bed.

She in turn lead them in prayer and as the invaders began to show themselves over the convent walls,

“Does it please you, O God, to deliver into the hands of these beasts the defenseless children I have nourished with your love? I beseech you, dear Lord, protect these whom I am now unable to protect.” To her sisters she said, “Don’t be afraid. Trust in Jesus.”

Then St. Clare took the monstrance from the chapel with the consecrated Host and showed it to the Saracens. Upon seeing St. Clare holding the Blessed Sacrament, the enemy first froze in their tracks and then gripped with a feeling of terror began to retreat.

The power of the Holy Eucharist to turn back invading evil!!

What was the second significant event in 1226, the last time the Christmas Star appeared?

This is amazing!! The second significant event in 1226 was the Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes. Literally, this was the year Eucharistic Adoration went viral!

This is why, I believe this year we are being called to do all we can to get this powerful devotion going viral, once again …

I am convinced that a movement of restoring Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the spiritual therapeutic for cleansing our country of demonic influence and opening the floodgates of grace that will heal our land … bringing our country back to the spiritual health of being One Nation Under God once again.

The “Power of Adoration” cannot be overstated. In my 32 years of priesthood, I estimate that 90% of conversion stories have to do with a soul, somehow, coming upon Adoration. Think about this … You cannot spend time before the Blessed Sacrament and NOT discern and do the will of God.

We enter, now, the 12 days of Christmas that concludes with Epiphany on January 6. While this date is a critical point in the political realm, the Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East.

Epiphany means, “an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.” It is during Adoration that light and truth are welcomed to enter in.

Not only that but, by our Adoration, we open a portal to grace to ourselves, yes, but we also become “conduits of grace” as we open this portal to our homes, parishes, communities and the world.

As it says in 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 …

When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.

“Seek my face” refers to our willingness to be “eye to eye” with the Lord. This aptly describes Adoration. “This place” refers to the temple. It is that place set aside for worship. Whether a church or and Adoration Chapel, we need to make those “chapel visits” (Adoration time) to fix our gaze on our Lord.

St. John Bosco:

“Listen: there are two things the devil is deathly afraid of: fervent Communions and frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament.

“Do you want many graces? Visit Him often.

Do you want Him to grant you only a few? Visit Him but seldom.

Do you want the devil to attack you? Rarely visit the Blessed Sacrament.

Do you want the devil to flee from you? Visit Jesus often.

Do you want to overcome the devil? Take refuge at the feet of Jesus.

Do you want to be overcome by the devil? Give up visiting Jesus.

Visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is essential… if you want to overcome the devil.

Therefore make frequent visits to Jesus.

If you do that, the devil will never prevail against you.”

Finally, with the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from today, 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021. What an amazing opportunity for men to truly be the St. Josephs they are called to be by leading the way in this movement to restore Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

I am pledging, today, that I will do all I can to get this “Eucharistic Adoration Movement” to spread far and wide … to go viral. Please join me in this Divinely inspired call to see Eucharistic Adoration as the necessary “spiritual therapeutic” for cleansing our country of demonic influence and opening the floodgates of grace that will heal our land.

My Christmas sermon speaks to all of this. Please watch.

 

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