Writings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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Every Theologian ought to be a Mystic;
Every D.D., or Doctor of Divinity, ought to be a Saint.
He knows enough to be one, but he does not Will it.
I am a D.D., but I am not a Saint.
May GOD have Mercy on my Soul.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., Litt.D.

 

Writings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

from various sources

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A couple of months before his Death, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen was interviewed on National Television. One of the questions was this:

"Bishop Sheen, you have inspired Millions of People all over the World. Who inspired  you? Was it a Pope?"

Bishop Sheen responded that it was not a Pope, a Cardinal, another Bishop, or even a Priest or a Nun. It was a little Chinese girl of Eleven (11) Years of Age. He explained that when the Communists took over China, they imprisoned a Priest in his own Rectory near the Church. After they locked him up in his own house, the Priest was Horrified to look out of his window and see the Communists proceed into the Church, where they went into the Sanctuary and broke into the Tabernacle. In an Act of Hateful Desecration, they took the Ciborium and threw it on the floor with all of the Sacred Hosts spilling out. The Priest knew exactly how many Hosts were in the Ciborium: Thirty-Two (32).

When the Communists left, they either did not notice, or didn't pay any attention to a small girl Praying in the back of the Church who saw everything that had happened. That night the little girl came back. Slipping past the guard at the Priest's house, she went inside the Church. There she made a Holy Hour of Prayer, an Act of Love to make up for the Act of Hatred.

monstrance2.jpg (17416 bytes) After her Holy Hour she went into the Sanctuary, knelt down, bent over and with her tongue received Jesus in Holy Communion, since it was not permissible for laymen to touch the Sacred Host with their hands.

The little girl continued to come back each night to make her Holy Hour and receive Jesus in Holy Communion on her tongue. On the Thirty-Second night, after she had consumed the Last and Thirty-Second Host, she accidentally made a noise and woke the guard who was sleeping. He ran after her, caught her, and beat her to Death with the butt of his rifle. This Act of Heroic Martyrdom was witnessed by the Priest as he watched Grief-Stricken from his bedroom window.

When Bishop Sheen heard the story he was so inspired that he promised God he would make a Holy Hour of Prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament everyday of his life. If this frail, little child could give Testimony and Witness to the World concerning the real and wonderful Presence of her Savior in the Blessed Sacrament, then the Bishop was absolutely-bound by all that was Right and True, to do the same. His sole desire from then on was to bring the World to the burning Heart of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

The little girl showed the Bishop what True Courage and Zeal really is; how Faith could overcome all Fear, how True Love for Jesus in the Eucharist must transcend life itself. What is Hidden in the Sacred Host is the Glory of His Love. The Sun in the sky is Symbolic of the Son of God in the Blessed Sacrament. This is why most Monstrances are in the form of a Sunburst. As the Sun is the Natural Source of all Energy, the Blessed Sacrament is the Supernatural Source of all Grace and Love. The Blessed Sacrament is JESUS, the Light of the World.

 

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) Wasted Suffering

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) The Virgin Mary in the Koran

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) Love Dreams

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) The Differences Between Sex and Love

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) The Beatitudes and the Cross

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) Rending of the Veil of the Temple

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) Christ's Family Tree

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) The Only Person Ever Pre-announced

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) These are the Sacraments

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) The Seven Blood-Sheddings of Jesus

 

Prayer for the Intercession of
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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JMJ

Eternal Father, You alone grant us every Blessing in Heaven and on Earth, through the Redemptive Mission of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, by the working of the Holy Spirit.   In every age, You raise up men and women outstanding in Holiness, whose Faithful Service has contributed significantly to the Mission of the Church.  In this very way, You used the life and work of Your Servant, Archbishop Fulton John Sheen.  He inspired great numbers of Catholics and other people of good will to grow in Virtue and lead lives pleasing to You and of service to their brothers and sisters in need.  He encouraged them to embrace the 'Gospel of Life' by recognizing that in all its circumstances, 'Life is worth living'.

If it be according to Your Will, Eternal Father, glorify Your Servant, Archbishop Fulton John Sheen, by granting the favor I now request through his Prayerful Intercession.

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I make this Prayer confidently in Jesus' Name, through the Merits of His Passion, Death and Resurrection.

Amen