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St. John Vianney


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Eucharistic Quotes


"I throw myself at the foot of the Tabernacle like a dog at the foot of his Master."

- St. John Vianney

"All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass is the sacrifice of God for man."

- St. John Vianney, Cure d'Ars

"Every Consecrated Host is made to burn Itself up with love in a human heart,"

- St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars

Of adoring Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament St. John Vianney has written:

"When we speak to Jesus with simplicity and with all our heart, He does like a mother who holds her child's head with her hands and covers it with kisses and caresses."

"When you awake in the night, transport yourself quickly in spirit before the Tabernacle, saying: 'Behold, my God, I come to adore You, to praise, thank, and love you, and to keep you company with all the Angels,' "

- St. John Vianney

"The many wonders of creation can only fill us with astonishment and admiration. But when we speak of the most holy Eucharist we can say that here is to be found the miracle of divine love for us.... Has there been, or will there ever be, a nobler or more magnanimous love than that which He has shown us in the sacrament of love?"

- St. John Vianney

"Without the Holy Eucharist there would be no happiness in this world; life would be insupportable. When we receive Holy Communion, we receive our joy and our happiness. The good God, wishing to give Himself to us in the Sacrament of His Love, gave us a vast and great desire, which He alone can satisfy. In the presence of this beautiful Sacrament, we are like a person dying of thirst by the side of a river — he would only need to bend his head; like a person still remaining poor, close to a great treasure — he need only stretch out his hand. He who communicates loses himself in God like a drop of water in the ocean. They can no more be separated,"

- St. John Vianney

"What does Jesus Christ do in the Eucharist? It is God who, as our Savior, offers himself each day for us to his Father's justice. If you are in difficulties and sorrows, he will comfort and relieve you. If you are sick, he will either cure you or give you strength to suffer so as to merit Heaven. If the devil, the world, and the flesh are making war upon you, he will give you the weapons with which to fight, to resist, and to win victory. If you are poor, he will enrich you with all sorts of riches for time and eternity. Let us open the door of his sacred and adorable Heart, and be wrapped about for an instant by the flames of his love, and we shall see what a God who loves us can do. O my God, who shall be able to comprehend?"

- St. John Vianney

"The soul hungers for God, and nothing but God can satiate it. Therefore He came to dwell on earth and assumed a Body in order that this Body might become the Food of our souls,"

- St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney writes of Adoration of Jesus in the Most the Blessed Sacrament:

"If we really loved the good God, we should make it our joy and happiness to come and spend a few moments to adore Him, and ask Him for the grace of forgiveness; and we should regard those moments as the happiest of our lives."

"If we could comprehend all the good things contained in Holy Communion, nothing more would be wanting to content the heart of man. The miser would run no more after his treasures, or the ambitious after glory; each would shake off the dust of the earth, leave the world, and fly away towards heaven,"

- St. John Vianney

"When we go before the Blessed Sacrament, let us open our heart; our good God will open His. We shall go to Him; He will come to us; the one to ask, the other to receive. It will be like a breath from one to the other,"

- St. John Vianney

"Jesus Christ, after having given us all he could give, that is to say, the merit of his toils, his sufferings, and bitter death; after having given us his adorable body and blood to be the food of our souls, willed also to give us the most precious thing he had let, which was his holy Mother,"

- St. John Vianney

"The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem is not an event which can be consigned
to the past. The whole of human history in fact stands in reference to
Him: our own time and the future of the world are illumined by His Presence. He
is 'the living one' (Rev 1:18),
'Who is, Who was and Who is to come' (Rev 1:4)." (Pope John Paul II)
"Our Lord is hidden there, waiting for us to come and visit him and ask
him or what we want. He is there, in the Sacrament of his love, sighing
and interceding unceasingly for sinners before God his Father. He is there
to console us ... See how good he is! He adapts himself to our
weakness... In heaven where we shall be triumphant and glorious, we shall see him in
all his glory; if he had appeared before us now in glory, we should not have
dared to approach him; but he hides himself like one in prison, saying to us,
'You do not see me, but that does not matter; ask me for all you want, and I
will grant it you.'" (St. John Vianney)

"A mortal man, a creature, feeds himself, satiates himself, with his God,
taking him for his daily bread, his drink... O miracle of miracles!...
O love of loves!... O joy of joys!" (St. John Vianney)



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