“Holy Church…desires that we devoutly look at the Blessed Sacrament. Otherwise, what signification would there be in the precept of the Church which obliges priests to elevate the Sacred Host after the Consecration high enough to be seen by the Faithful?
How pleasing to God is the desire to gaze at Him, even though He is veiled by the Eucharistic species, can be judged from the revelations of St. Gertrude. This Saint received from our Lord the assurance that for every look of love and devotion which we turn to the Sacred Host, we merit an increase of glory in Heaven; and when once we behold God face to face, we shall participate in as many special joys as we shall have directed loving looks toward the Blessed Sacrament, or even shall have desired to when prevented. What a glorious promise!”
(Father Lukas Etlin, O.S.B. from The Holy Eucharist – Our All)