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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A Painful and Upsetting Truth!

Let’s be frank: If we really believe that Jesus Christ is truly and  substantially present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the tabernacles of our Churches, we would be there with Him. We would do everything in our power to spend some time with Him and to encourage others to do so as well.
But we don’t really believe this essential Truth. We have abandoned our Loving Lord to his prison-tabernacle and locked the doors of His Churches so that even the few drawn to be with Him are unable to get in.
Stop for a moment and ponder this shocking reality from our Lord’s perspective. Is this anyway to treat the Son of God? Of course it isn’t.
Go visit and comfort our abandoned and forgotten Lord. Bring  a copy of  Stirring Slumbering Souls – 250 Eucharistic Reflections with you and let the wisdom it contains draw you into His loving embrace and Presence. Enlist is His army of Adorers. Let Him change you and the world!
Here is a sample of what others have recently said about Stirring Slumbering Souls:

“I”m still reading Slumbering Souls and wanted to thank you for reawakening my adoration and love of Jesus. – Patricia Grant

 

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 “Love your Stirring Slumbering Souls. Beautiful, inspiring work.”- Patricia Casey Vanderloo
“I absolutely LOVED this book. The saints’ quotes about the Eucharist were so profound. The author did a fantastic job getting inspirational quotes from so many different sources. I didn’t want to put this book down and have purchased it as gifts for several friends.” – An Amazon review by Janeen
Stop what you are doing and go visit Him!

 

It Is You He Awaits

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“Jesus is not on His Eucharistic throne to receive the adorations of the angels and to enjoy the company of the blessed. These He finds in heaven.

But He is on His Eucharistic throne to receive your adorations, to listen to your confidences, and to console and alleviate your sorrows and trials.”

 

(Father Jose Guadalupe Trevino from The Holy Eucharist)

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