He Is Entitled To Our Profoundest Reverence!

[Let’s us rediscover and practice this type of homage and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament:]

“Holy Church exacts the profoundest reverence before the Blessed Sacrament, especially when it is exposed. Silence must then be still more absolute, one’s behavior still more respectful; the restraint of keeping recollected is already by itself a beautiful homage of virtue. The Church would wish us never to sit down during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; she tolerates it, but we should never avail ourselves of this concession unless there is a real need for it.

During Exposition, holy liturgy rules out the simple genuflection and prescribes the prostration on two knees, in imitation of the twenty-four ancients before the throne of the Lamb in heaven.

Thus everything in the external homage of worship is ordained to signify the intimate homage of the soul, its respectful and profound adoration.”

(St. Peter Julian Eymard from A Eucharistic Handbook)

The Divine Passion

“…there is only one divine passion which can make the heart of man happy, good and generous; it is the noble passion for the Eucharist.

Nothing can compare with the ardor and power of a soul as it seeks its Beloved and longs for Him; it finds its happiness in longing for Him and seeking Him. The God of the Eucharist conceals Himself in order to be desired, veils Himself in order to become an object of contemplation; He wraps Himself up in mystery in order to spur on and perfect the soul’s love. The Holy Eucharist thus becomes a food ever new, ever powerful over the heart it inflames…”

(St. Peter Julian Eymard from A Eucharistic Handbook)

Pause To Consider

“If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament of the Eucharist, I am sure that the thought of Christ’s love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude.”

St. Angela of Foligno

Just A Yard Away!

Lord Jesus, You are in the Holy Eucharist. You are there a yard away in the tabernacle. Your body, Your soul, Your human nature, Your Divinity, Your whole being is there in its twofold nature. How close you are my God, my Savior, my Jesus, my Brother, my Spouse, my Beloved.

(Caryll Houselander)

The Greatest Sin

[The Seraphim] know that the greatest sin of society is not the sin of the flesh, not the sin of man against man, or of man against woman, or even of man and woman against mankind. These sins cry to Heaven for vengeance, it is true; but the sin that is at the root of all these, the sin of all sins, is the neglect of God by man.

(A Trappist author)

Go Quickly!

“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.'”

St. John Vianney