18TH CENTURY SAINTS ADORATION QUOTES
The Importance Of Eucharistic Adoration - Saints Give Over 600
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St. Mary Frances Of The Five Wounds (1715 - 1791)
Stigmatist and member of the Third Order Of St. Francis
St. Mary Frances had such a great love and devotion for the Blessed Sacrament
that almost every time she adored the Holy Eucharist she fell into ecstasy.
She would seek out churches where Forty-Hours was being celebrated and would
spend entire nights in adoration. Later on in life she committed to
visiting the Blessed Sacrament thirty three times a day in honor of our Lord's
thirty three years of life on earth. While we cannot hope to do all St.
Mary Frances did we can at least follow her footsteps and volunteer to cover one
specific Holy Hour a week at the Eucharistic Adoration program at our local church.
St. Alphonsus Ligouri (1696 to 1787)
"True, Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, for He has made the promise, “Ask,
and you shall receive”, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit
Him in the Blessed Sacrament will obtain a more abundant measure of grace."
St. Benedict Joseph Labre
(1748 to 1783)
He was called "The Beggar Of Perpetual Adoration"
Sought out by people of his time for spiritual direction, he was a homeless
beggar who spent hours in ecstasy before the Blessed Sacrament in St. Peter’s
and other churches of Rome.
St. Paul Of The Cross (1694
Founder of the Passionists and great Mystic of the 18th Century
"Let weak and frail man come here suppliantly to adore the Sacrament of Christ,
not to discuss high things, or wish to penetrate difficulties, but to bow down
to secret things in humble veneration, and to abandon God's mysteries to God,
for Truth deceives no man—Almighty God can do all things. Amen."
"Visit the Blessed Sacrament often; there is your true life."
"Be special adorers of the Divine and Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, which is
the heavenly food of the soaring eagles, that is, of the souls advanced in
holiness…and thank Him unceasingly for having left us such an infinite
"Above all else, I rejoice in the Lord that you may often find yourself plunged
and immersed in the Sacred Passion of Jesus and in the great furnace of His
Eucharistic Presence, that here you may drink torrents of burning love and be
adorned with the treasures of divine grace and virtue."
Pope Clement XIII (1758 to 1769)
Promoted Eucharistic Adoration and made rules for Forty Hours
Pope Clement XIII promoted Eucharistic Adoration and published specific rules for
the proper adoration at a Forty-Hours devotion (continues Eucharistic Adoration
for Forty hours):
1) The Blessed Sacrament is always exposed on the high
Altar, except in patriarchal Basilicas.
2) Statues, relics and pictures around the Altar of Exposition are to be
removed or veiled.
3) Only Clerics in surplices may take care of the Altar of Exposition.
4) There must be continuous relays of worshippers before the Blessed Sacrament
and should include a Priest or Cleric in major orders.
5) No Masses are to be said at the Altar of Exposition.
St. Gerard Majella (1726 to
Religious, Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers
"What great strength souls receive who lovingly visit Jesus in the Blessed
Sacrament. Let’s all go see Jesus, Our Prisoner of Love. Suffer only
for God and your sufferings will bring you heaven on earth."
St. Leonard Of Port Maurice (1670
Franciscan Priest and aesthetic writer
St. Leonard, upon arriving at any church, would always go visit the Blessed
Sacrament before doing anything else. He preached and practiced devotion
to the Holy Eucharist, in ones spiritual life, as the main means of resisting
mortal sin. One thing that was closest to his heart was the introduction
of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration of which he succeeded in 130 parishes during
his lifetime. Preaching about the necessity of conversion St. Leonard urged
people to go before the Blessed Sacrament :
"Brothers, at the feet of Our Lord, let us protest that we want to save our
soul, cost what it may. Let us all say to Him with tearful eyes, 'Good
Jesus, I want to save my soul,' O blessed tears, O blessed sighs!".
"Adoration: The first obligation by which we are bound toward God is to honor
Him. It is indeed a precept of the natural law itself that every inferior
owes homage to his superior, and by so much the higher the superiority, so much
the deeper the homage that should be offered."
"And He who resides on the throne of His greatness, He it is that must needs
descend to lay himself a Victim on our altars, in order that the homage rendered
may perfectly correspond to the eminence of that infinite Majesty."
Bl. Peter Vigne (1655 to 1729)
French Priest and founder of the Sisters Of The Blessed Sacrament
so ardently loved, would that you were known everywhere, so that the world would
glorify you, who wish to remain hidden under the appearance of bread and wine
until the end of time."
"Lord, give me a love which is ever eager to live as you would have me live.
May I always wish to glorify you and never forget your Presence."
St. Thomas Of Cori
(1655 to 1729)
Franciscan Priest known as the Apostle Of Sublacense Italy
sacraments and work miracles in Italy.
St. John Baptist de la Salle
(1651 to 1719)
Founder of the Institute Of The Brothers Of The Christian Schools
St. Louis De Montfort (1673 to 1716)
French Priest and a candidate to become a Doctor Of The Church
St. Louis De Montfort considered Eucharistic Adoration after Mass so important,
in thanksgiving for the graces and blessings, that he use to say, "I would not
give up this hour of thanksgiving even for an hour of Paradise".