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Come to the Quiet

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, "If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended."

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

     "Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us.” By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be. Like a magnet, the Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us." -Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love.

     There is no set rule on how to spend your time before the Blessed Sacrament. Just suit up and show up. Jesus is ready to pour out his mercy and grace as you open your heart to Him.

      As the world becomes darker and darker, we need the Light of Christ to penetrate the effects of sin in our midst. Jesus is calling each of us to spend time before him in quiet contemplation to be renewed, refreshed, transformed and to make reparation of our sins and the sins of the world.

     Our world is so filled with noise and distractions. It is no wonder that it is difficult for us to quiet ourselves enough to pray and to listen for that small still voice of God.

     When I go before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament it takes me at least 15 minutes to quiet my thoughts enough to begin to pray. When I pray before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, I usually begin by praying the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet. These merciful spirit-filled prayers always quiets my mind and begins to bring me into the presence of the Holy Spirit. I whisper quietly, “Come Holy Spirit fill me with the fire of you love. Come into my heart anew at this moment.”

     When my mind is calm, I can begin to listen to my Eucharistic Lord and King. Sometimes the Lord directs me to a Scripture verse or other spiritual writings. I like to write in my journal as this is one of the ways the Lord talks to me.

      It is difficult for me just to be still and quiet before the Blessed Sacrament. But I know Jesus has called me to be 'Mary and sit at his feet.' But it is during this quiet time of adoration and contemplation before my Eucharistic Lord that I get filled with his peace, joy and wisdom to go forth and share Jesus' love with others. When I seek this quiet time before my Eucharistic Lord my day goes so much better. When I skip this quiet time, I get stressed, anxious, and worried.

      I am attempting to discipline myself to spend more time before the Blessed Sacrament and as the saying goes, I am a work in process. There is so much more to be shared about the benefits of Eucharistic adoration. Let us turn to the Saints and other holy souls for their words of wisdom:

  • In order to convert America and save the World what we need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of Prayer.-Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

  • All the angels of heaven gaze in ecstasy at the image left on your soul after each hour you make in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.-Excerpt from 'Letters To a Brother Priest.'

  • Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it is recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity. -Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 

  • Perpetual Adoration extends its influence far beyond the individual adorers, touching their homes, and families and reaching out to the parish community and beyond.-Pope Paul VI. 

  • Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Eucharist will obtain a more abundant measure of grace. -Saint Alphonsus Ligouri. 

  • The future belong to those who worship God in silence. -Saint Pope John Paul II.

  • The Eucharist bathes the tormented soul in light and love. Then the soul appreciates these words, 'Come all you who are sick, I will restore your health.' -Saint Bernadette Soubirous. 

  • The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world.- Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

  • A Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration is the best way to grow spiritually (outside of Mass)- Pope Paul VI.

  • Do you realize that Jesus is in the Blessed Sacrament expressly for you, for you alone? He burns with a desire to come into your heart.-Saint Therese of Lisieux.

  • Let us take time, in the course of the week, in passing, to go in and spend a moment with the Lord who is so near. -Pope Benedict XVI.

  • The spiritual lives of our families are strengthened through our Holy Hour.- Saint Pope John Paul II. 

  • What I really prefer is adoration in the evening, even when I get distracted and think of other things, or even fall asleep praying. In the evening then, between seven and eight o'clock, I stay in front of the Blessed Sacrament for an hour in adoration. If we are to know the Lord, we must go to Him. Listen to Him in silence before the Tabernacle and approach Him in the Sacraments.- Pope Francis.

  • You can come to me (in Eucharistic Adoration) at any moment, at any time; I want to speak to you and I desire to grant you grace!-Jesus to Saint Faustina.

  • A Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is so important to Jesus that a multitude of souls go to Heaven who other wise would have gone to hell.-Jesus revelation to Blessed Dina Belange.

  • Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit Him rarely. Do you want the devil to attack you? Visit Jesus rarely in the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want the devil to flee from you? Visit Jesus often. -Saint John Bosco. 

  • I strongly recommend that each of us make a resolution, no matter what the decision will cost us, to make a holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament....once a week. -Father John Hardon. 

  • A Holy Hour of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament opens up the floodgates of God's merciful Love upon the world. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

      Is Jesus speaking to your heart? --“I thirst, I thirst for souls. I desire for you to come to Me. I am your Eucharistic King. I thirst for souls. I wait for you in the silence. I ask you to come into My Eucharistic Presence now, I am here. I am waiting to fill you anew with My mercies of love. I desire to make you whole. You are My Eucharistic children. Come enter into My heart. I make everything new. I give you all that you need. Come! I love you My little one. I remain in the silence of the tabernacle. I wait for you to come to Me so I can fill you anew with My peace.” Prophecy given at a Holy Spirit Conference in Helena.

     Even if you can only spend a few moments before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, these moments are grace-filled and healing. Start little and watch how God multiples your time. You will be come a contemplative in action like Jesus.

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21.06 | 13:10

So true.

28.02 | 07:56

Yes -- be quiet and listen.

14.02 | 12:50

Well said

13.02 | 19:05

Not so easy.

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