“The first condition for the new evangelization is adoration. We must regain the ability to adore Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist if we are to bring the men and women of the twenty-first century to faith in Jesus Christ.”
Bishop Dominique Marie Jean Rey
It is time to be blunt and honest: we do not love our Lord as we ought and as He deserves!
He has been here among us for more than 2,000 years, yet for all practical purposes we have abandoned and ignored Him. Such neglect must come to an end!
Stirring Slumbering Souls – 250 Eucharistic Reflections wants to do something about this insulting neglect of such a great Gift.
Read what noted Catholic author Anne Costa has to say about this book:
“This book accomplished what author Michael Seagriff hoped: that is to ignite my heart and stir my soul to love Jesus more and more. The words contained in this volume speak Truth and breathe Life and offer the reader a broad sampling of some of the finest thoughts and reflections on the Eucharist–our source and summit and surest Love. I can’t wait to get to Adoration!”
Get your copy today and begin to quench our Lord’s Thirst for our love!
“When we pray in His Eucharistic presence, He takes us beyond words, and our relationship with Him, our desire to give ourselves to Him, is deepened. It is for that reason that Eucharistic Adoration flows from the Mass and leads us back to Mass. Jesus’ abiding presence in the Blessed Sacrament is His way of drawing us continually into His presence.”
Archbishop James Peter Sartain
“Make me hunger to be continually in Thy presence in the Blessed Sacrament, to receive Thee into myself, and to keep Thee company.”
(St. Alphonsus Liguori from Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament)
“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!”
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
In 1978, the late St. John Paul II urged all parishes throughout the world to institute Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Five years later, he reminded all Catholics in his encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, that the Eucharist is the greatest gift Jesus left His Church.
As Catholics, we believe that JESUS is really, truly and substantially present in the Eucharist – just as when He walked on this earth. He is present in our tabernacles. He is present in our Adoration Chapels and He is present in the Sacred Host when it is placed on our tongue. There could be no more appropriate time then today to reflect on the significance of the Eucharist and our response to this great gift.
Have you ever loved someone so much that you could hardly wait to hear from them, to speak with them and to see them – only to have that person not love you in return? How often have you looked forward to a visit from a close friend or family member only to have that person spend little or no time talking to you? I dare say all of us sometime in our lifetimes have had such experiences. How hurt we felt when we were ignored and not loved in return.
Imagine How God – WHO IS LOVE – WHO LOVES US MORE THAN WORDS CAN DESCRIBE – feels when we fail to demonstrate our love for Him? He waits here hour after hour, day after day, 168 hours a week, just to hear our voices and to see our faces.
Come. Visit Him. Speak to Him! He especially wants us to spend time in His Presence when we are hurting, dealing with pain and suffering, fear and anxiety
Too often we try to deal with these problems alone. We forget that Jesus told us:
COME AND BRING YOUR BURDENS TO ME AND I WILL REFRESH YOU
So this weekend would you prayerfully consider doing the following: resolve to spend more time before Mass and after receiving Communion talking to Jesus; make a visit before the Blessed Sacrament sometime between now and next Sunday; ask Jesus to increase your belief and reverence in and for His Real Presence; and consider committing to an hour of Adoration each week.