Our Saints Have Placed A Tremendous
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SAINTS ADORATION QUOTES - PAGE 2
The Importance Of Eucharistic Adoration - Saints Give Over 600 Reasons To Signup For A Holy Hour


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St. John Vianney gives 14 reasons to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

St. John Vianney (1786 to 1859)
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Best known as the Patron Saint of Priests he would spend long hours in Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  Here are some of his quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

  • Our Lord is hidden there in the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for us to come and visit Him, and make our requests to Him. (1)

  • If we really love the good God, we should make it our joy and happiness to come a few minutes to adore Him, and ask Him for the grace of forgiveness. We should regard those moments as the happiest in our lives.

  • When we speak to Jesus during our adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with simplicity and with all our heart, He does like a mother who holds her child's head with her hands and covers it with kisses and caresses.

  • What happiness do we not feel in the Presence of God, when we are alone at His feet... Redouble your fervor; you are alone to adore your God; His eyes rest upon you alone. (1)

  • When Our Lord sees pure souls coming to visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament He smiles on them. They come with the simplicity that pleases Him so much. (1)

  • Have a Holy Hour every week. Start praying. Pray for guidance and trust in God.

  • What happiness do we not feel in the presence of God, when we find ourselves alone at his feet (in Adoration)!..We should want to stay always at his feet; it would be a foretaste of heaven; everything else would become insipid to us. (2)

  • When we are before the Blessed Sacrament, instead of looking about us, let us shut our eyes and open our hearts; and the good God will open his. We will go to him, and he will come to us, the one to give, and the other to receive. It will be like a breath passing from one to the other. What delight we find in forgetting ourselves that we may seek God. (1)

  • When you awake in the night, transport yourself quickly in spirit before the Tabernacle, saying: ‘Behold, my God, I come to adore You, to praise, thank, and love you, and to keep you company with all the Angels,’...

  • How sweet and full of comfort are the moments spent before the Blessed Sacrament!  Are you in trouble?  Come and throw yourself at his feet.

  • You will always find a friend in Jesus in the Holy Eucharist to console you in your moment of need. He will never fail to help you.

  • How pleasing to Him is the short quarter of an hour that we steal from our occupations, from something of no use, to come and pray to Him, to visit Him, to console Him for all the outrages He receives!

  • If we really loved the good God, we should make it our joy and happiness to come and spend a few moments to adore Him, and ask Him for the grace of forgiveness; and, we should regard those moments as the happiest of our lives.

  • Grieve over the contempt cast upon Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, and try to make amends for it by a greater and more ardent love.

St. John Vianney
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Blessed Dina Belanger gives 3 reasons to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

Bl. Dina Belanger (1897 to 1929)
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During the course of her life as a Nun, her devotion to the Blessed Sacrament transformed her into a woman of infectious joy. It was revealed to her, thru revelations from the Lord Himself, the power of a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament.  Here are some of her quotes, and some of the messages from the Lord Jesus to her, about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

  • One day before her Holy Hour, Jesus showed Blessed Dina Belanger a multitude of souls on the precipice of hell. After her Holy Hour, Jesus showed the same souls in the hands of God. He told her that through Holy Hours of prayer a multitude of souls go to Heaven who otherwise would have gone to hell as one person can make up for what is lacking in the lives of others by winning precious efficacious graces for their salvation.

  • If souls but understood the Treasure they possess in the Divine Eucharist...the Churches would overflow with adorers consumed with love for the Divine prisoner no less by night than by day.

  • Jesus said to Bl. Dina Belanger - “My Heart overflows with graces for souls. Lead them to my Eucharist Heart.”

Blessed Dina Belanger
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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque gives 8 reasons to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

St. Margaret Mary Alac. (1647 to 1690)
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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque is best known for the Lord revealing to her the devotion to His Sacred Heart.  During these revelations, among other things, a "Holy Hour" of reparation was requested by our Lord.  These revelations eventually helped to cement the idea of spending a "Holy Hour" before the Blessed Sacrament.  Here are some of her quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

  • One just soul can attain pardon for a thousand sinners.

  • Because Jesus loves you infinitely, unlimited is the joy you bring to His Sacred Heart when you come to spend an hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. In an apparition to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Jesus spoke these moving words: 'I have a burning thirst to be honored by men in the Blessed Sacrament'. (1)

  • I desire but this one grace, and long to be consumed like a burning candle in His holy Presence every moment of the life that remains to me. For that I would be willing, I think, to suffer all the pains imaginable till judgment day, if only I should not have to leave His sacred presence. (2)

  • My greatest happiness is to be before the Blessed Sacrament, where my heart is, as it were, in Its center.

  • Jesus speaking to St. Margaret - "Make Reparation for the ingratitude of men. Spend an hour in prayer to appease divine justice, to implore mercy for sinners, to honor Me, to console Me for My bitter suffering when abandoned by My Apostles, when they did not WATCH ONE HOUR WITH ME." (3)

  • O all ye holy angels, who, by your adoration in our churches, make up for the little love which your God and our Savior receives from men, obtain for us the grace to comprehend, a little, the love of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament.

  • When we pray before the Blessed Sacrament, we should often take time to think about how much Jesus loves us and suffered for us. Jesus’ holy passion and death should fill us with joy and wisdom to help us love as He did.

  • I could have spent whole days and nights there (in Eucharistic Adoration), without eating or drinking, and without knowing what I was doing, except that I was being consumed in His presence like a burning taper, in order to return Him love for love.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
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St. John Bosco gives 11 reasons to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

St. John Bosco (1815 to 1888)
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Founder of the Society Of St. Francis De Sales (Saletians) St. John Bosco emphasized adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and veneration of Mary.  Here are some of his quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

  • Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit Him rarely. Do you want the devil to attack you? Visit Jesus rarely in the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want him to flee from you? Visit Jesus often!

  • Take refuge often at the feet of Jesus...My dear ones, the Visit to the Blessed Sacrament is an extremely necessary way to conquer the devil. Therefore, go often to visit Jesus and the devil will not come out victorious against you.

  • Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are.

  • I beg you to recommend to everyone, first, adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then reverence for most holy Mary.

  • Never omit the daily visit to the Most Blessed Sacrament, be it ever so brief. It is enough if it be constant.

  • Night and day Jesus awaits us...Like a most tender mother, He opens His arms to us...He is there to draw us to Himself and lead us to paradise. Let us go visit Jesus often.

  • There are two things the devil is deadly afraid of: fervent Communions and frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament.

  • Jesus could have limited his presence only to the celebration of Mass, but no!  He wanted to make a permanent dwelling among us.  Night and day he awaits us and offers himself to us at all times.  Like a most tender mother, he opens his arms to us.  He is there generously to give us his gifts.  He is there to draw us to him and lead us to paradise with him.  Oh! Let us go visit him often.

  • We envy the shepherds who went to visit the grotto of Bethlehem to see Him, kissed His little hand, and offered Him their gifts. "Lucky shepherds!" we exclaim. And yet there is no reason to envy them, for their fortune is ours, too. The same Jesus they visited in the grotto is in our tabernacle. The only difference is that the shepherds saw Him with the eyes of the body, whereas we see Him with the eyes of faith. Nothing will please Him more than our frequent visits to Him.

  • Go to confession and communion as often as your confessor allows, and when you can, visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

  • Go to the foot of the tabernacle and say one 'Our Father', 'Hail Mary', and 'Glory Be' when you can’t do anymore. This is enough to strengthen you against temptations. If someone has faith, makes visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and makes his daily meditation, I tell you, it will be impossible for him to sin.

St. John Bosco
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Cardinal Francis George gives reasons to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

Cardinal F. George (1937-Present)
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He is the current Archbishop of the Chicago area.  Here is what he says about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

 

  • This is a real presence which includes every dimension of who Jesus is: body and blood, human soul and divine person.  The consecrated Eucharistic species are the Lord and therefore command our adoration.  We do not adore ourselves, nor the ordained priest, nor the Bible, even though these are vehicles for Christ's spiritual presence; we do adore the Eucharist, this blessed sacrifice made really present sacramentally. (1)

  • Our lives are transformed through frequent contact with the Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament.  It is impossible to spend extended periods of time with Christ, adoring him, thanking him and uniting our wills to his, and not have him change our lives.  One of the most encouraging developments in the prayer life of the archdiocese in recent years is the growth of Eucharistic Adoration in the parishes. (2)

  • Adorers of the Eucharist in the United States are testifying to many graces received from adoration, including conversions, prayer answered, reconciliation in families, increases in priestly and religious vocations and other favors.


Cardinal John O'Connor gives reason to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

Cardinal J. O'Connor (1920 to 2000)
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He is the former Archbishop of the Chicago area.  Here is what he said about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:


 

  • It is most heartening to learn that young men and women, in their late teens and twenties, are increasingly attracted to meditative prayer in the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. May all the faithful find in the Eucharist their source of strength and courage to imitate our Lady, totally open to his will in their daily lives. It is my hope that this devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist will spread to more and more parishes and dioceses across our nation.


Fr. John Hardon gives 11 reasons to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

S.D. Fr. John Hardon, S.J. (1914 to 2000)
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A very saintly priest, Servant Of God Father Hardon had many assignments throughout his 53 years as a priest including teaching at W.M.U. in Kalamazoo from 1962 to 1967.  Much of his mission as a priest seemed to be centered around promoting reverence towards the Blessed Sacrament urging priests and lay people to establish Perpetual Adoration.   Here are some of his quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

  • I strongly recommend that each of us make a resolution – no matter how much the decision may cost us – to make a Holy hour...once a week. (2)

  • If we have the grace and our vocation in life permits it (we should make a Holy Hour) several times a week. (2)

  • It is impossible in human terms to exaggerate the importance of being in (Adoration) as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. I very seldom repeat what I say. Let me repeat this sentence. It is impossible in human language to exaggerate the importance of being in (Adoration) as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. That sentence is the talisman of the highest sanctity. (2)

  • We are given graces to overcome our fears and to accomplish great things at Adoration. (1), (3)

  • The blessings we may expect are the blessings already proven by the lives of all the great saints who were devoted to the Holy Eucharist. (3)

  • Not only does our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament give us the courage to cope with our natural fears, He also gives us the ability to undertake great things for the sake of His name and the power to undergo great trials in our loyalty to His cause. (3)

  • During our Holy Hour our souls are fed in two faculties of the spirit - the Mind and the Will. In the Mind we need light; in the Will we need strength. (4)

  • We should build the whole edifice of our spiritual life around Adoration. We should not hesitate to ask Him to work miracles, now, as He did in Palestine. (5)

  • For Jesus to 'work miracles' is available in our day on one condition. That we come to him in Adoration and confidently beg him to give us the graces that we so desperately need. (6)

  • Jesus asked, 'Who touched me? I felt the power going out from Me.'  In the same way, because Christ is present on the earth in the Eucharist, He radiates grace. Grace emanates from Him - grace goes out from Him.

  • There is no greater profession of faith possible for a human being to make here on earth than during prayer before the Holy Eucharist; so we ask, why should prayer before Christ in the Blessed Sacrament be so powerful in obtaining miracles of conversion-- is because it is prayer rising from faith in the cardinal mystery of Christianity.

Fr. John Hardon
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Archbishop Joseph Augustine DiNoia gives 7 reasons to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

Archbishop Aug DiNoia (1943 - Present)
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A member of the Roman Curia he is an American Bishop and prominent Theologian.  He has been executive director for the United States Council Of Catholic Bishops, undersecretary of the Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith, and is now secretary of the Congregation For Divine Worship.  Here are some of his quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

  • Surely, no one who has beheld and adored the Eucharistic Lord can fail to see the world in a completely new way - to see things through the eyes of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, thus to understand the Catholic response to the great social problems of our times and the necessity of responsible engagement in political life in the light of this experience of Eucharistic adoration. (1)

  • During Eucharistic adoration, it is not only we who behold Christ, but it is also He who beholds us. When we adore the Blessed Sacrament, we are not just gazing at a beautiful but inert object. The contemplative mode of prayer that we learn during adoration presupposes that Christ returns our gaze. (1)

  • It is in these significant moments (at Mass) of elevation of the Blessed Sacrament that we find the roots of Eucharistic exposition and adoration, as well as the profound connection between the Eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass and Eucharistic devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. (1)

  • In exposition, adoration and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, we have the contemplative extension or prolongation of the Eucharistic sacrifice itself. In this way, Christians who behold, adore and receive Christ in the sacrament of the altar may continue, in a more contemplative and protracted manner, to look with love on Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament. (1)

  • This is one of the first things we see when we learn to look at everything through the perspective of Christ Himself as He gazes on us from the monstrance. We learn to see everything in the light of this divine desire to share the communion of Trinitarian life with us. (1)

  • By gazing at Christ, we come to understand our true reality and our astonishing possibilities. Our conformation to Christ is not a kind of cloning, but the realization of our distinctive and unique personal identity. The Eucharistic Christ reveals to us our true identity, and undertakes the transformation that will bring it more and more to light. (1)

  • It is not that Christ becomes more present to us (at Eucharistic Adoration outside of Mass), as Aquinas points out, but rather we become more present to Him.  In beholding Him exposed to us in the monstrance, our attention is more focused and concentrated.  In that sense, we become more present to Him. (2)

Archbishop Joseph Augustine DiNoia
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Vatican's "Congregation For Divine Worship" gives 6 reasons to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

Congregation For Divine Worship And The Discipline Of The Sacraments
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This Congregation of the Holy See deals with everything as pertaining to the Liturgy and the Sacraments.  Here are some of its quotes contained in its guidelines for Eucharistic Adoration and the importance of it:

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a form of Eucharistic cult which is particularly widespread in the Church and earnestly recommended to her Pastors and faithful. (1)

  • This adoration is a most apt way of expressing the connection between the celebration of the memorial of the Lord's Sacrifice and his continued presence in the Sacrament of the Altar. (1)

  • Indeed, this worship of adoration has a sound and firm foundation, especially since faith in the Lord's real presence has as its natural consequence the outward and public manifestation of that belief. (1)

  • The devotion prompting the faithful to visit the blessed sacrament draws them into an ever deeper share in the paschal mystery and leads them to respond gratefully to the gift of him who through his humanity constantly pours divine life into the members of his Body. (1)

  • Abiding with Christ the Lord, they enjoy his intimate friendship and pour out their hearts before him for themselves and for those dear to them and they pray for the peace and salvation of the world.(1)

  • Offering their entire lives with Christ to the Father in the Holy Spirit, they derive from this sublime colloquy an increase of faith, hope, and charity. Thus they foster those right dispositions that enable them with due devotion to celebrate the memorial of the Lord…(1)

Congregation For Divine Worship
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"Handbook Of Indulgences" gives 2 reasons to sign up for a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration!

The Handbook Of Indulgences
(Norms And Grants)

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This book, published by the authority of the Bishop's Committee On The Liturgy (National Conference Of Catholic Bishops), details indulgences granted by the Church for certain works and prayers.  Among them are a Plenary Indulgence or a Partial Indulgence when we attend Adoration:

  • A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who visit the Blessed Sacrament for the purpose of adoration. (2)

  • A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who visit the Blessed Sacrament, for the purpose of adoration, for at least 1/2 Hour under the usual conditions. (1), (2)


The Code Of Canon Law emphasizes importance of Eucharistic Adoration!

The Code Of Canon Law
"The faithful are to hold the Eucharist in highest honor… worshiping it with supreme adoration."


"Unless a grave reason prevents it, the church in which the Most Holy Eucharist is reserved should be open to the faithful for at least some hours each day so that they are able to spend time in prayer before the Most Blessed Sacrament. (Canon 937)"


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