“Do not look for other excuses. Try it, and find out by your own experience. Do not wait until tomorrow. Today, go and spend a few moments with Jesus, whether He is within the tabernacle or exposed in the monstrance.
Let your weary and wounded heart be penetrated by the peaceful atmosphere of the sanctuary and your soul be bathed in the light streaming forth from the Eucharistic Sun.
And, tomorrow, I am sure, you will return.”
(From The Holy Eucharist – Father Jose Guadalupe Trevino)
“I love silence – look at My sacramental life – and I love those who follow Me into the silence of My Eucharistic presence. The Eucharist is the most silent of the sacraments. Once the words of consecration are spoken, I am present, and My presence is wrapped in a profound silence. I am silent in the Sacrament of My love because there I am humble. There I lower Myself to live hidden, and often forgotten, in a silence that only the lowly of heart can understand.”
(From In Senu Jesus-When Heart Speaks to Heart – The Journal of Priest at Prayer)
“Dearest Lord, one would have expected You to be in such request upon the altar; expected that there would be crowding and crushing in Your Presence as in the days of Your earthly life; that we should be see flocking to You, and to pour out our troubles into Your willing ear. Where is our faith to leave You thus deserted?”
(Mother Mary Loyola from Coram Sanctissimo – Before the Most Holy)
“I am your God, beloved soul, and you are only a poor, guilty creature. And yet it is for a pitiable being, like you, only for you, that I dwell in this Host! Then give Me at last your sadly profaned heart; give it to Me in exchange for Mine. Love Me as I love you!”
(From Twenty Holy Hours by Rev. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS.CC.)
“Lay the tired brain, the strained muscles, the aching head – lay them all down at His feet without a word, just for His eye to rest on and His Heart to help and heal.”
(Mother Mary Loyola from Coram Sanctissimo)