Promoting Belief in and Reverence for our Eucharistic Lord
My vocation as a Lay Dominican created an insatiable desire to learn, study, live and share my Faith. For more than ten years I led a Prison Ministry program and have spent more than a decade promoting Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.
Now retired, I aspire to promote zeal for the salvation of souls, awe and amazement for the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration, and fidelity to the Truths of our Catholic Faith.
“…our Eucharistic Lord waits longingly for us. He waits for us at every moment, in every tabernacle throughout the world for hours or even days on end alone. He yearns for you to come and spend time with Him. He endures all of this for us because He loves us, and will continue to do so until the end of time. So come, don’t stay away. Come spend time with Him, come and adore Him, come and receive Him in the Eucharist. Come to listen to Him, come to be taught by Him, come to be loved by Him. Just come.”
(Jason Nami from Clammy Hands, The Cyrenian Way, Lent Day 31)
“As the water in the stream gives off freshness and moisture although nobody approaches its banks, or as the rose breathes forth perfume although nobody gets close enough to smell it, in the same way, the Heart of Jesus in the tabernacle, abandoned and alone, is always exhaling power.”
Arise from Holy Communion to find [Jesus] in the people, for whatever you do to them, you do to Him, whatever you do to your sisters, you do to Him. Arise to see in every single event in life God’s will, God’s Providence.
(St. Katharine Drexel from 15 Days of Prayer with St. Katharine Drexel)
“The Eucharist strikes such fire within us that we are compelled by our actions and our presence to warm the people we live among and to melt the ice of hate, discrimination, indifference, injustice and isolation. ‘Can a man hide fire in his bosom and his garments not burn?'” (Proverbs 6:27)
(Rev. Franklyn M. McAfe from the article “They Have Been With Jesus”.)
“When we see the Eucharist, we can be reminded of the presence of the One greater than the Temple. When we see the Eucharist, we can recall God’s love for us. All of this is because the Eucharist is Christ, the ‘greater than the Temple,” the Lord of the Sabbath, the revelation of the word and love of the Father.
We are not just meant to look at the Son and see the Father; we are meant to grow in our identity as sons and daughters. When at Adoration, we can ask the Lord to show us the Father. We can ask Him to make us more like sons and daughters.”
(Father Justin Kizewski from Adoremus Bulletin, January 2023)
“When we look at the Eucharist, we see the flesh of the One whose mother carried Him in her womb and bore Him into the world. Analogously, when we adore the Eucharist, we should bear in mind that we are meant to receive Him fruitfully and ‘give birth’ to Him in our daily life. Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, pray for us.”
Father Justin Kizewski from Face to Face and Eye to Eye: A Reflection on Eucharistic Adoration, Adoremus Bulletin, January 2023 issue
“When you adore the Blessed Sacrament consider yourself the representative of the whole human race with Jesus. . . That He may give strength to the weak, light to those who live in darkness. That souls may flee from sin, that sinners repent, that those consecrated to God be filled with zeal and holiness”
“At all times let us keep our gaze fixed lovingly on the divine Victim being immolated on the altar. And let us allow ourselves to be immolated at the same time. Weeping before the altars that are the object of indifference or profanation, may we love and make up for the coldness of those who do not know how to return love for love,”
(Marie-Deluil Martiny, Mother Mary of Jesus, foundress of the Daughters of the Heart of Jesus)
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.