An Hour Well Spent

“If the heart wanders or is distracted [during a Holy Hour] , bring it back to the point quite gently and replace it tenderly in its Master’s presence. And even if you did nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back and place it again in Our Lord’s presence, though it went away every time you brought it back, your hour would be very well employed.”


St. Francis de Sales

The Power of The Eucharist

“If I am distracted, Holy Communion helps me to become recollected. If opportunities are offered by each day to offend my God, I arm myself anew each day for the combat by the reception of the Eucharist. If I am in special need of light and prudence in order to discharge my burdensome duties, I draw nigh to my Savior and seek counsel and light from Him.”

(St. Thomas More)

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Let Me Always Seek You Lord

“O Sacred Host, I carry Your image engraved in my memory, but far more in my heart. I always seek You in the ciborium, in the tabernacle, in the monstrance, as my eyes and my thoughts pierce brick walls, silk, precious metals, and even the appearance of bread that hides You, my Jesus.”

(Blessed Concepcion Cabrera de Armida)

God Wants Our Whole Heart

“God demands your heart of you; He wants it absolutely. If you refuse it, you refuse everything: there can no longer be any real union between you and God. The heart is all of ourselves; it stands for our joys, our pains, our affections. God wants all or nothing. When it is a question of supreme love, we cannot share it with our neighbor: God wants our whole heart and will consent to divide it with no one. Certainly your heart is not so very large; give it entirely! If you divide it into parts, you will find that creatures will always have more than the Creator.”

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(St. Peter Julian Eymard from The Eucharist and Christian Perfection II)

If ONly…

“If only souls knew the power to purify and to transform that emanates from My tabernacles!

If only My priests knew this they would hasten into My presence and remain there, waiting for Me to do in them what, of themselves, they cannot do.”

(From In Sinu Jesu When Heart Speaks to Heart – The Journal of a Priest)

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The Heart of Jesus

“The thoughts of His Heart – the Heart of Jesus – are to all generations to deliver them from death, to feed them in time of famine. The Heart of Jesus is always in search of souls to save, to free from the snares of sin, to wash in His Blood, to feed with His Body. The heart of Jesus is always living in the Eucharist to satisfy the hunger of all who long for Him, to welcome and console all those who, disillusioned by the vicissitudes of life, take refuge in Him, seeking peace and refreshment. Jesus Himself is our support on the hard road of life.”

(Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D. from Divine Intimacy: Meditations on the Interior Life fro Every Day of the Liturgical Year)

It Is Not Enough

“It is not enough for you to believe in My Real Presence upon the altar. I placed Myself there for love of you. I wanted to be near you in some visible way, so that you might visit Me as often as you wished. You should wish it as often as possible.”

Father Anthony J. Paone, S.J.

Too Often We Come Without Reverence

“And meanwhile, for the most part, we come to church without reverence, without love of God, without knowing even what we have come to do. Some let their minds and hearts dwell on a thousand worldly matters. Others are there reluctantly and are bored. There are some who scarcely kneel whilst a God pours out His precious Blood for their pardon, lastly others are in such haste to leave the church, they do not wait for the priest to come down from the altar. My God what little love Your children have for You, or rather, how they scorn You! Indeed, what a spirit of frivolity and distraction appears when people are in church. Some sleep, others converse together, and nearly everyone is taken up with what he has to do.”

(From  THE EUCHARISTIC MEDITATIONS OF THE CURÉ D’ARS)

Come To YOur Father

“Whoever gives serious thought to the Eucharist, and especially whoever partakes of it, cannot help feeling that our Lord loves him. He feels that in Him he has a Father. He feels that he is loved as a child and that he has a right to come to his Father and speak to Him. In church, at the foot of the tabernacle, he is in His Father’s home.”

St. Peter Julian Eymard

Lord, You Are There

“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.”

(Blessed Charles de Foucauld from Charles de Foucauld: Writings)