Where Is He?

“Where is the new-born King of the Jews?” inquired the three Magi of Herod, king of Jerusalem. “Where is He?” they repeat in their great desire to find Him. “We have seen His star in the East, and we have come to adore Him. Ah, tell us where He is; we desire so much to see Him; we have made so long a journey in order to become acquainted with Him!”…

But now there is no need of traveling far or of making many inquiries to find Him. He is, as we know by faith, in our churches, not far from our homes. The Magi could find Him in one place only; we can find Him in every part of the world, wherever the Blessed Sacrament is kept. Are we then not happier than those who lived at the time of our Savior Himself?”

(From The Blessed Eucharist, by Fr. Michael Muller, C.S.S.R.)

Poor Jesus!

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“Adore and visit Jesus, abandoned and forsaken by men in His Sacrament of Love. Man has time for everything except for visits to His Lord and God, Who is waiting and longing for us in the Blessed Sacrament. The streets and places of entertainment are filled with people; the House of God is deserted. Ah! Poor Jesus…”

St . Peter Julian Eymard

May She Take Us By The Hand

“Our Lord feared that men, not knowing how to find and adore Him in His Sacrament, would become discouraged and would forget Him. The child, as we know, does not search long for something he wants; if he does not find it at once, he gives up and seeks something else.

This is what our Lord feared for us: so He left us His Mother, whose mission it should be to take us by the hand and lead us to His Tabernacle. The Blessed Virgin then, became our Mother, in view of the Eucharist. To her is entrusted the task of showing us how to find our Bread of Life, of making us appreciate and desire that Heavenly Food; it is her mission to form us for adoration.”

(From Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament by St.  Peter Julian Eymard)

Remain Close To The Tabernacle

(St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, NYC)

“O Virgin Immaculate, while the Apostles went to preach the Gospel, thou didst remain close to the Tabernacle, supplicating for them the goodness of the Savior, and thy prayer obtained for them the grace to convert the world! Teach us to pray above all, to pray near the Tabernacle, where Jesus wills to abide continually in order to hear our petitions.

Teach us to pray for the extension of the Eucharistic Kingdom, for the salvation of the whole world, for the exultation of the Holy Church, and most especially for the sanctification of the clergy and the conversion of sinners.”

(From Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament by St. Peter Julian Eymard)

You Have Been With Christ!

  • “Everyone, make the Holy Hour, and you will discover as you leave the divine Presence that if you move among people in the world, they will say of you as the maid said of Peter, ‘You have been with Christ.’ And then at the end of a lifetime spent in adoration of the Lord, and in love of the Blessed Mother, of the Blessed Sacrament, when you come before the Lord do you know what He will say to you? He will say, ‘I heard my Mother speak of you.”

(Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s Aug. 1976 Address o The 41st International Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia, PA)

Conversation With God

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“Many of the laity in all parts of the world have asked their priests to re-establish Holy Hours, the Forty Hours devotion, First Friday adoration, and perpetual or night adoration. The faithful would like to see their priests in silent (and, I would say, willing) adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, for the priest who spends time in adoration celebrates Mass with more piety and with more edification of the faith of the people.”

“…It is not true that the Council has invited priests to abandon the daily visit to the Blessed Sacrament. It invites them, rather, to ‘prize daily conversation with Christ the Lord in visits of personal devotion to the most Holy Eucharist’.”

Cardinal Eduoard Gagnon

The Importance of Adoration

“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.”

Father John Hardon, S.J., Servant of God

The Greatest Gift of Gratitude

“The greatest act of gratitude we can pay to Jesus for giving us the gift of Holy Communion each morning is to come to resemble Him throughout the day. Although by ourselves we cannot imitate His virtues, by the power of the Eucharist we can. Further, we can also imitate Jesus in His presence in the tabernacle. where He is silently available to all and does not protest or complain about how He is treated.”

(From The Bishop of The Abandoned Tabernacle)