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Adoration of Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament

O Sacrament most Holy, O Sacrament Divine,
All praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment Thine
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external link >> watch 'The Power of Eucharistic Adoration' Bishop Barron's sermon for Corpus Christi 2024 "we come to the great Feast of Corpus Christi - the Body and Blood of Christ. .. it’s good for us once again to turn to this greatest of sacraments. What I want to do today is to talk about a spiritual practice that has become very dear to me in the course of my life - and that is Eucharistic Adoration."

"Let us beseech the Lord to reawaken in us the joy at his presence and that we may once more adore him. Without adoration, there is no transformation of the world." (Pope Benedict XVI)

"When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now. This is why you should ask your parish priest to have perpetual adoration in your parish. I beg the Blessed Mother touch the hearts of all parish priests that they may have perpetual Eucharistic adoration in their parishes, and that it may spread throughout the entire world. God bless you." ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta. In FULL below

Behold the Lamb of God; Behold the One who brings peace in the storms of life.

Pope John Paul II's Encyclical on the Eucharist

Monstrance:- a special container, usually very elaborate (see image above) and may be very large (e.g. St. James church in Medjugorje), in the shape of a cross with a circular, clear glass receptacle in its centre. It is designed to hold a consecrated Host that is exposed for adoration and to "de-monstrate" (latin - monstrare), the real presence of Christ.

"In this Sacrament of Love, Jesus Christ waits for us. Let us not fail to be generous in giving our time to Jesus in adoration, contemplating Him in faith, ready to make reparation for our own transgressions, large and small, and for the offences of the world." ~ Pope John Paul II

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To the visionaries in Medjugorje: "Dear Children! Today I invite you to fall in love with the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Adore Him, little children, in your Parishes and in this way you will be united with the entire world. Jesus will become your friend and you will not talk of Him like someone whom you barely know. Unity with Him will be a joy for you and you will become witnesses to the love of Jesus that He has for every creature. Little children, when you adore Jesus you are also close to me. Thank you for having responded to my call." [September 25, 1995]

"Unceasingly adore the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I am always present when the faithful are adoring. Special graces are then received by them" (15th March 1984).

From time to time the Vatican designates a particular year for the Church to devote herself especially to celebrating some important aspect of the Catholic faith. Following in this tradition, Pope John Paul II announced a Year of the Eucharist, on the feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ) in June 2004. The year begins with the World Eucharistic Congress, October 10–17, 2004, in Guadalajara, Mexico. It ends with the ordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops held in the Vatican October 2–29, 2005. The theme of the synod is "The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church." In this extended celebration, all Catholics are called to honour God’s gift of the Eucharist, to receive it more faithfully, and to reflect more deeply on its meaning in their lives and in the life of the Church.

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Contributed: The book of Rosary Meditations from Mother Teresa of Calcutta titled "Loving Jesus with the Heart of Mary", says in the introduction that when we pray the Rosary in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, we love Jesus with the Heart of Mary. We unite our love for Jesus to the perfect love and praise of Mary. Jesus receives our Holy Hour as if Mary Herself were making it. Mary's Heart repairs and makes up for what is lacking in our own hearts. 

The Real Presence Association - quotes on the Blessed Sacrament

Heavenly Father, increase our faith in the Real Presence of Your Son, Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. We are obliged to adore Him to give Him thanks and to make reparation for sins. We need Your peace in our hearts and among nations. We need conversion from our sins and the mercy of Your forgiveness. May we obtain this through prayer and our union with the Eucharistic Lord Please send down the Holy Spirit upon all peoples to give them the love, courage, strength and willingness to respond to the invitation to respond to the invitation to Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. We beseech You to spread Perpetual exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament in parishes around the world We ask this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen. (this prayer may have been written by Pope John Paul II)

Only through the Eucharist is it possible to live the heroic virtues of Christianity: charity, to the point of forgiving one’s enemies; love for those who make us suffer; chastity in every age and situation of life; patience in suffering and when one is shocked by the silence of God in the tragedies of history or of one’s own personal existence. You must always be Eucharistic souls in order to be authentic Christians. (Pope John Paul II)

"Do you want our Lord to give you many graces? Visit him often. Do you want him to give you few graces? Visit him seldom. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament are powerful and indispensable means of overcoming the attacks of the devil. Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the devil will be powerless against you." ~ Saint John Bosco

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On Adoration - by Mother Teresa

I make a holy hour each day in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. All my sisters of the Missionaries of Charity make a daily holy hour, as well, because we find that through our daily holy hour our love for Jesus becomes more intimate, our love for each other more understanding, and our love for the poor more compassionate. Our holy hour is our daily family prayer where we get together and pray the Rosary before the exposed Blessed Sacrament the first half-hour, and the second half hour we pray in silence. Our adoration has doubled the number of our vocations. In 1963 we were making a weekly holy hour together, but it was not until 1973, when we began our daily holy hour that our community started to grow and blossom.

Wherever I travel and wherever I go, I carry this prayer and meditation book ('Come to Me in the Blessed Sacrament') with me because it is a constant source of light and inspiration for me. It has become my daily companion. 'Loving Jesus with the Heart of Mary' is my daily prayer and meditation book. It is a most beautiful book because each page helps us to see ever more clearly how much Jesus loves us in the Blessed Sacrament. I recommend 'Loving Jesus with the Heart of Mary' and 'Come to Me in the Blessed Sacrament' to everyone I meet. I would like the whole world to read these books to help everyone realise that Jesus wants all of us to come to Him in the Blessed Sacrament. He is really there in Person waiting just for you.

I have already given an individual copy of 'Loving Jesus with the Heart of Mary' to all my sisters, and I am sending a copy of 'Come to Me in the Blessed Sacrament' to each of our houses throughout the world because I want my sisters to absorb the deeply rich, and yet, simple to understand Eucharistic spiritually that these books contain. It is all there; everything is in it.

That is why I encourage you to use this book also, so that through Mary, the cause of our joy, you may discover that nowhere on earth are you more welcomed, nowhere on earth are you more loved, than by Jesus, living and truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth.

When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you NOW. This is why you should ask your parish priest to have perpetual adoration in your parish. I beg the Blessed Mother touch the hearts of all parish priests that they may have perpetual Eucharistic adoration in their parishes, and that it may spread throughout the entire world.

God bless you ~ Mother Teresa

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Praised be Jesus in the Most Holy and Blessed Sacrament

There is nothing so great, my children, as the Eucharist. If you were to put all the good actions in the world against a Communion well made, it would be like a grain of dust against a mountain. ~ St. John Vianny

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