“Do not look for other excuses. Try it, and find out by your own experience. Do not wait until tomorrow. Today, go and spend a few moments with Jesus, whether He is within the tabernacle or exposed in the monstrance.
Let your weary and wounded heart be penetrated by the peaceful atmosphere of the sanctuary and your soul be bathed in the light streaming forth from the Eucharistic Sun.
And, tomorrow, I am sure, you will return.”
(From The Holy Eucharist – Father Jose Guadalupe Trevino)
[Imagine Jesus saying these words to you:]
“…the world considers it just and reasonable that you should spend long hours in social duties, in the exchange of visits, in maintaining friendly relations. It is often done unwillingly, nevertheless it is done.
But if I ask for more frequent daily Mass and Communions, more fervent visits to Me in the Sacrament of My love, some moments of prayer in the sanctuary of My home, My most fervent pleadings are considered absurd requests. A God does not have this right. I, alone, am always the Fool!
(From Twenty Hours by Rev. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS.CC)
“Contemplate it…the sanctuary lamp in your church…it is the silent friend of Jesus and of all Eucharistic souls…
Father Winfrid Herbst, S.D.S. – Eucharistic Whisperings)
“I will tell you that for me the tabernacle has always been a Bethany, a quiet and pleasant place where Christ resides: a place where we can tell Him about our worries, our sufferings, our desires, our joys, with the same sort of simplicity and naturalness as Martha, Mary and Lazarus. That is why I rejoice when I stumble upon a church in a town or country; it’s another tabernacle, another opportunity for the soul to escape and join in intention our Lord in the Sacrament.”
(St. Josemaria Escriva from Christ Is Passing By)
“Jesus asked his disciples in Gethsemane, and He is asking each of us right now: ‘Could you not watch one hour with Me?’ What an affront, insult and gesture of ingratitude it would be to such a caring, loving and merciful God if (where it exists) Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration devotions had to be curtailed because so few of His people loved Him enough to be with Him”
(From I Thirst For Your Love)
“Let weak and frail men come here in humble entreaty to adore the Sacrament of Christ, not to discuss high things, or to 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.”
(St. Paul of the Cross from Manual of Eucharistic Adoration)
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“Loving souls find no greater delight than to be in the company of those whom they love. If, then, we love Jesus Christ much, behold, we are now in His Presence. Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament sees us, and hears us; shall we, then, say nothing to Him? Let us console ourselves in His company; let us rejoice in His glory, and in the love so many enamored souls bear Him in the most holy Sacrament. Let us desire that all should love Jesus in the holy Sacrament and consecrate their hearts to Him.”
(St. Alphonsus Liguori from Manual for Eucharistic Adoration)