Because Jesus loves you infinitely, unlimited is the joy you bring to His Sacred Heart when you come to spend an hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. In an apparition to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Jesus spoke these moving words: “I have a burning thirst to be honored by men in the Blessed Sacrament.”
Jesus stays with us day and night in the Blessed Sacrament, calling out to each one of us: Come to Me all of you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you. Jesus stays with us in the Blessed Sacrament to refresh us in mind and heart and spirit by lavishing on us those graces that encourage us, console us, strengthen us, guide us and inspire us to place all of our trust in His Sacred Heart, so that the power of His Love may cast out every fear, doubt, worry and anxiety that we have.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration helps people to be more personally involved with Christ because it makes the Eucharist more central in the lives of people. By spending time with Jesus in the Eucharist, one is able to establish a truly personal relationship with Him.
Pope John Paul II, in his wonderful encyclical letter on the Eucharist, Dominicae Cenae, says: “The encouragement and the deepening of Eucharistic worship are proofs of that authentic renewal which the council set itself as an aim and of which they are the central point. . . . The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this Sacrament of Love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease." This is what Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is: adoration that never ceases!
Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta spoke of the Love of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, “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 to 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.” Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration proclaims the love of Jesus to the world!
Everyone can participate because everyone can find at least one hour a week to spend with Jesus. And whatever hour you choose is most pleasing to the Lord. But He is especially pleased with the sacrifices made by those who keep Him company in the middle of the night so that Perpetual Adoration may be a reality.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration builds community because the Eucharist is the Sacrament of Unity. As one person unites himself to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, Jesus unites everyone closer together through the bond of His Divine Love.
Pope John Paul II said that “the best, the most effective, and the surest way of bringing lasting peace on earth is through the great power of Eucharistic adoration.” Only Jesus has the power and love to redirect the course of history back to the path of peace, which He promised. The Eucharist brings peace to human hearts. And people with peaceful hearts make a peaceful world.
Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said that Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration will save the world. She writes, “The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time 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 everlasting peace on earth.” For she says, “We cannot underestimate the power of prayer and the difference it will make in our world.” Through Perpetual
Eucharistic Adoration the world will be transformed and saved by our Holy Hours which unleash His Eucharistic Grace and Mercy upon the world.
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