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Christ in the Eucharist
 

What do the Saints and Other Holy People Say?

St. Francis of AssisiGood Shepherd

“Everything in man should halt in awe. Let all the world quake and let Heaven exult when Christ the Son of the living God is there on the altar.”

“In this world I cannot see the Most High Son of God with my own eyes, except for His Most Holy Body and Blood.”

“And just as He appeared before the holy Apostles in true flesh, they saw only His Flesh, but regarding Him with the eyes of the spirit, they believed that He was God. In like manner, as we see bread and wine with our bodily eyes, let us see and believe firmly that it is His Most Holy Body and Blood, True and Living.”

“We adore Thee most holy Lord Jesus Christ, here in all Thy Churches, which are in the whole world, because by thy holy cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.”

St. Augustine

“Christ held Himself in His hands when he gave his Body to His disciples saying: ‘This is My Body.’ No one partakes of this Flesh before he has adored it.”

“We do not sin when we adore Christ in the Eucharist; we do sin when we do not adore Christ in the Eucharist.”

Kimberly Hahn

“And because Jesus is the Eucharist, keeping Him in the center allows all of the rich doctrines of the Church to emanate from Him, just as the beautiful gold rays stream forth from the Host in the monstrance.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“The humility of Jesus can be seen in the crib, in the exile to Egypt, in the inability to make people understand Him, in the desertion of His apostles, in the hatred of His persecutors, in all the terrible suffering and death of His Passion, and now in His permanent state of humility in the tabernacle, where he has reduced Himself to such a small particle of bread that the priest can hold Him with two fingers. The more we empty ourselves, the more room we give God to fill us.”

“People ask me: ‘What will convert America and save the world?’ My answer is prayer. What we need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of prayer.”

“To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with Him is the Greatest Gift of Love – the tender love our Father in Heaven.”

“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”

His Holiness, Pope John Paul II
 
“Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that this sacrament of love shall be at the center of the life of the people of God so that through all manifestations of worship due to it, Christ shall be given back ‘love for love,’ and truly become the life of our souls.”

“The encouragement and the deepening of Eucharistic worship are proofs of the authentic renewal which the Council set itself as an aim and of which they are the central point.” (Dominicae Cenae)

St. Peter Julian Eymard

“Today solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is the grace and need of our time. Society will be restored and renewed when all its members group themselves around our Emmanuel.”

“Let us never forget that an age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Holy Eucharist. This is the measure of its spiritual life and its faith, of its charity and its virtue.”

“In one day the Eucharist will make you produce more for the glory of God than a whole lifetime without it.”

“Until we have a passionate love for our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacred we shall accomplish nothing.”

“The Eucharist is the supreme proof of the love of Jesus. After this, there is nothing more but Heaven itself.”

Pere Jean du Coeur de Jesus D’Elbee

“What is the work of grace? The transformation of our souls into Jesus through love. St. Thomas shows us, after St. Augustine, that the Eucharist transforms out souls into Jesus through love. It is there that I find the definition of sanctity, the world.”

Francois Mauriac

“The temples of those who deny the Real Presence are like corpses. The Lord was taken away and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

Office for the Feast of Corpus Christi

“The Bread of heaven puts an end to symbols.”

St. John of the Cross

“Lord, I shall see you no more with the eyes of flesh…”

Peter Kreeft

“Adoration will heal our Church and thus our nation and thus our world.... Adoration is more powerful for construction than nuclear bombs are for
destruction.”

St. Alphonsus Ligouri

“Certainly amongst all devotions, after the sacraments, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament holds first place, it is the most pleasing to God, and the most useful to ourselves. Do not then, O devout soul, refuse to begin this devotion; and forsaking the conversation of men, dwell each day, from this time forward, far at least half or quarter of an hour, in some church, in the presence of Jesus Christ under the sacramental species. Taste and see how sweet is the Lord.”

“My Jesus! What a lovable contrivance this holy Sacrament was – that You would hide under the appearance of bread to make Yourself loved and to be available for a visit by anyone who desires you!”

St. Euphrasia Pelletier, Foundress of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd

“To speak of the Blessed Sacrament is to speak of what is most sacred. How often, when we are in a state of distress, those to whom we look for help leave us; or what is worse, add to our affliction by heaping fresh troubles upon us. He is ever there waiting for us.”

Pope St. Pius X

“The devotion to the Eucharist is the most noble because it has God as its object; it is the most profitable for salvation, because It gives us the Author of Grace; it is the sweetest, because the Lord is Sweetness Itself.”

St. Francis de Sales

“We must visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament a hundred thousand times a day.”

Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop of Cebu

“Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the Solution to our problems of declining vocations.”

St. Peter of Alcantara

“Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament has His hands full of graces, and He is ready to bestow them on anyone who asks for them.”

Hebrews 4:16

“Let us go with confidence to the Throne of Grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace.”

St. Dominic Savio

“Do you want many graces? Go and visit the Blessed Sacrament often. Do you want few graces? Visit the Blessed Sacrament rarely. Do you want none at all? Then never pay a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.”

Jean Galot, S.J.

“By His Eucharistic presence, Christ dwells in our midst. Out of love He has enriched the Church with his unceasing presence. As God in former days dwelt in the temple of Jerusalem, He now lives in our churches and chapels. He invites us to remain in close contact with Him. Through Eucharistic adoration we concentrate our attention on Him as we yield to the fascination of His invisible gaze. Opening our heart, we entrust all our petitions to Him.”

Fr. Stefano Manelli, O.F.M. Conv., S.T.D.

“All expressions of love, even the highest and the most profound, are verified in the Eucharist. Thus, it is a Love that is crucified, a Love that unites, a Love that adores, a Love that contemplates, a Love that prays, a Love that delightfully satisfies.”

St. Teresa of Avila

“In the presence of Jesus in the Holy Sacrament we ought to be like the Blessed in heaven before the Divine Essence.”

St. Philip

“Can you feel the fragrance of Paradise which diffuses Itself from the Tabernacle?”

Br. Ephraim

“It’s as if we expose ourselves to the sun and its beneficial influence.”

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

“Let every knee bend before Thee, O greatness of my God, so supremely humbled in the Sacred Host. May every heart love Thee, every spirit adore Thee and every will be subject to Thee.”

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him. Theological insights are gained not only from between two covers of a book, but from two bent knees before an altar. The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world.”
 
 
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