Be Truly Thankful and Grateful

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“After Communion, one should spend at least a quarter of an hour in thanksgiving. This is the most precious time of our life since Jesus Christ really present in us is pleased to fill us, out of unequaled generosity, with His benefits and His virtues. We would show a lack of reverence and acquire guilt for shameless ingratitude were we to occupy our mind, our heart, or our senses with something irrelevant. It is appropriate especially to formulate prayers of gratitude, adoration, offering and petition.”

(Blessed Hyacinthe-Marie Cormier, O.P. from Instructions For Novices)
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Transform The Coldness of Your Heart

 

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“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

Stick-to-itiveness

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“Spiritual practices require commitment and regularity if they are to transform us. Spiritual practices like … adoration before the Blessed Sacrament are journeys, not day trips into the realm of the sacred. They are not hobbies or occasional exercises that depend on our moods or our latest interests. They demand a personal discipline, a personal stick-to-itiveness.”

Bishop Joseph N. Perry

Look Beyond Yourself

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The uniquely Catholic devotion of Eucharistic adoration is the perfect spiritual antidote to the culture of our age.  When every other medium bombards us with the message ‘Look to yourself,’ Eucharistic adoration says: ‘Look beyond yourself. Fix your eyes on Christ!’

Archbishop Denis Hart

 

A World Without Eucharistic Adoration

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“It is before the Eucharist that man recognizes that he has need of the Other to give him new energies for life’s combats. A world without (Eucharistic) adoration is a world that would be no more than the world of production, which would soon become unbreathable. A world without adoration is not only irreligious — it is inhuman!”

Cardinal Jean-Loius Tauran