Sign of the Times

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“Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is awakening and developing all over the world, and this will help to restore the sacredness of the liturgical celebration of the Mass…. The renewal of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament…is a sign of the times, and a great sign of encouragement.”

Cardinal Marc Quellet

 

 

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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

 

The Living Bread

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In Bethlehem was born the One who, under the sign of broken bread, would leave us the memorial of his Pasch. On this Holy Night [Christmas], adoration of the Child Jesus becomes Eucharistic adoration. We adore you, Lord, truly present in the Sacrament of the Altar, the living Bread which gives life to humanity. We acknowledge you as our one God, a little Child lying helpless in the manger!

 St. John Paul II

What Shall I Answer?

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“What shall I answer if I have not responded to the love of Jesus – and not given Him the whole love of my heart – and not spent myself for Him Who loved me unto death, even unto the death of the Cross? What shall I answer when  I find out that throughout my life, every hour of the day and night, Jesus was for me imprisoned in the tabernacle, pleading for me with the Father – wishing for me to visit Him, to unite Himself to me, and to be my faithful, my own God?”

(From Meditation on the Passion by A Mistress of Novices of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin  Mary )