Eucharistic Quotes for Parish Bulletins

One quote per week can be printed in parish bulletins and used as booster bulletin inserts to attract more adorers to existing programs/chapels:

Some quotes on the importance of Eucharistic adoration

St. Peter Julian Eymard (1811 to 1868)

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Throughout his Priestly life he worked to promote devotion and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In 1856 he founded the “Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament” Religious Order devoted to adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Here are some of his quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

“A Forgotten Source Of Blessings: Solemn Exposition Of The Blessed Sacrament” By St. Peter J. Eymard

  • “Let us never forget that an age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Holy Eucharist. This is the measure of its spiritual life and its faith, of its charity and its virtue.”

“The Real Presence: Eymard Library” By St. Peter J. Eymard, Emmanuel Publications

  • “The object of Eucharistic adoration is the divine person of our Lord Jesus Christ present in the most Blessed Sacrament. He is living there. He wants us to speak to him, and he will speak to us. Anybody may speak to our Lord. Is he not there for everybody? Does he not tell us, “Come you all to me”?”
  • “The grace of (Eucharistic Adoration) is given to everybody. In order, however, to succeed in it and avoid routine or dryness of mind and heart, adorers must seek inspiration in the grace of their vocation, in the various mysteries of the life of our Lord and of the Blessed Virgin, or in the virtues of the saints.”
  • When your hour is particularly difficult, rejoice all the more; your love will be greater for its suffering more. It is a privileged hour that will count for two.”
  • “Love cannot triumph unless it becomes the one passion of our life. Without such passion we may produce isolated acts of love; but our life is not really won over or consecrated to an ideal. Until we have a passionate love for our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament we shall accomplish nothing.”
  • “Look upon the hour of adoration assigned to you as an hour in paradise. Go to your adoration as one would to heaven, to the divine banquet. You will then long for that hour and hail it with joy. Take delight in fostering a longing for it in your heart. Tell yourself, “In four hours, in two hours, in one hour, our Lord will give me an audience of grace and love. He has invited me; he is waiting for me; he is longing for me.”

“St. Joseph: Perpetual Adorer” Book By St. Peter J. Eymard

  • “Among the graces which Jesus gave to His foster-father is that special to an adorer of the Blessed Sacrament. That is the one we must ask of St. Joseph. Have confidence, strong confidence in him. Take him as the patron and the model of your life of adoration.”

“With Mary Let Us Adore Him!” By St. Peter J. Eymard

  • “Society will again someday become Christian won to Jesus Christ by the apostolate of Eucharistic Prayer.”
  • “Eucharistic Adoration is the most necessary mission to the Church, which has even more need of prayerful souls than of powerful preachers or men of eloquence.”
  • “Eucharistic adorers share Mary’s life and mission of prayer at the foot of the Most Blessed Sacrament. It is the most beautiful of all missions, and it holds no perils. It is the most holy, for in it all the virtues are practiced.”
  • “Today more than ever have we need of men who, by their self-immolation, disarm the anger of God inflamed by the ever increasing crimes of nations. We must have souls who by their importunity re-open the treasures of grace which the indifference of the multitude has closed. We must have true adorers; that is to say, men of fervor and of sacrifice.”

“A Eucharistic Handbook” By St. Peter J. Eymard, Emmanuel Publications

  • “The adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament is the end of the Church Militant, just as adoration of God in His glory is the end of the Church Triumphant. A holy rivalry, a concert of prayer, a harmony of divine service should exist between the heavenly court and the Eucharistic court here below, between the adorer and his mother the Church.”
  • “Eucharistic Adoration is the greatest act of holiness on earth.”

Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon S.J.

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A very saintly priest, Servant of God Father Hardon S.J., had many assignments throughout his 53 years as a priest.  Much of his mission as a priest was centered around promoting reverence towards the Blessed Sacrament, urging priests and lay people to establish Perpetual Adoration.   Here are some of his quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:
  •  “I strongly recommend that each of us make a resolution – no matter how much the decision may cost us – to make a Holy hour…once a week.”
  • “If we have the grace and our vocation in life permits it (we should make a Holy Hour) several times a week.”
  • “It is impossible in human terms to exaggerate the importance of being in (Adoration) as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. I very seldom repeat what I say. Let me repeat this sentence. It is impossible in human language to exaggerate the importance of being in (Adoration) as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. That sentence is the talisman of the highest sanctity.”
  • “We are given graces to overcome our fears and to accomplish great things at Adoration.”
  • “The blessings we may expect are the blessings already proven by the lives of all the great saints who were devoted to the Holy Eucharist.”
  • “Not only does our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament give us the courage to cope with our natural fears, He also gives us the ability to undertake great things for the sake of His name and the power to undergo great trials in our loyalty to His cause.”
  • “Duringour Holy Hour our souls are fed in two faculties of the spirit – the Mind and the Will. In the Mind we need light; in the Will we need strength.”
  • “We should build the whole edifice of our spiritual life around Adoration. We should not hesitate to ask Him to work miracles, now, as He did in Palestine.”
  • “For Jesus to ‘work miracles’ is available in our day on one condition. That we come to him in Adoration and confidently beg him to give us the graces that we so desperately need.”
  • “Jesus asked, ‘Who touched me? I felt the power going out from Me.’  In the same way, because Christ is present on the earth in the Eucharist, He radiates grace. Grace emanates from Him – grace goes out from Him.”
  • “There is no greater profession of faith possible for a human being to make here on earth than during prayer before the Holy Eucharist; so we ask, why should prayer before Christ in the Blessed Sacrament be so powerful in obtaining miracles of conversion– is because it is prayer rising from faith in the cardinal mystery of Christianity. “
  • “How do we grow in a deeper love of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament? By taking every opportunity of being in His Eucharistic Presence during the day and, shall I add, into the night. “

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 – 1997)

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Founder of the “Missionaries of Charity”, known for helping the poor throughout the world, Mother Teresa would not open a Missionary House for the Poor unless it had an Adoration Chapel in it. She emphasized Adoration and Prayer for her Nuns so they could bring Christ to the Poor. Here are some of her quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

  • Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it will be recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity.”
  • 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.”
  • “Nowhere on earth are we more welcomed or loved than by Jesus in Eucharist.”
  • “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 we need Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in every Parish throughout the entire World.”
  • What will convert America and save the world? My answer is prayer. What we need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of prayer.”
  • “On the Cross Jesus said ‘I thirst’. From the Blessed Sacrament Jesus continues to say to each of us ‘I thirst’. He thirsts for our personal love, our intimacy, our union with Him in the Blessed Sacrament.”
  • “When the Sisters are exhausted, up to their eyes in work; when all seems to go awry, they spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. This practice has never failed to bear fruit: they experience peace and strength.”
  • “If you are looking for vocations, as a community have adoration every day. Once the Missionaries of Charity started daily adoration, their vocations doubled.”
  • “I know I would not be able to work one week if it were not for that continual force coming from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (during my Holy Hour of Adoration).”
  • “To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with Him is the Greatest Gift of Love – the tender love of Our Father in Heaven.”
  • “Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration offers to our people the opportunity to join those in religious life to pray for the salvation of the world, souls everywhere and peace on earth. We cannot underestimate the power of prayer and the difference it will make in our world.”
  • Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.”
  • “Our hours of adoration will be special hours of reparation for sins, and intercession for the needs of the whole world, exposing the sin-sick and suffering humanity to the healing, sustaining and transforming rays of Jesus, radiating from the Eucharist.”
  • “Each one of us is a co-worker of Christ – we must labor hard to carry Him to the hearts where He has not yet been known and loved…But, unless we have Jesus, we cannot give Him; that is why we need the Eucharist. Spend as much time as possible in front of the Blessed Sacrament and He will fill you with His strength and His power.”
  • “Perpetual adoration is the most beautiful thing you could ever think of doing. People are hungry for God.”
  • “Imagine for a moment that we are living in Jesus’ time and He has invited us to visit with Him and spend some quiet time getting to know Him better. Being aware who He was, we would be humbled and honored by such an invitation. The good news is that Jesus is here with us TODAY – body, blood, soul and divinity – in the Holy Eucharist. Although Jesus comes to us under the appearance of bread and wine, His presence is as real to us NOW as He was flesh-and-blood-real to His disciples when he walked this earth. He can perform miracles, heal us, teach us, and love us. We can talk to Him and He can speak to us through His Word and through the Holy Spirit who lives in us through our baptism and confirmation.”
  • “Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.”
  • “Each time we look upon Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, He raises us up into deeper union with Himself, opens up the floodgates of His merciful love to the whole world, and brings us closer to the day of His final victory “where every knee will bend and proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord”. “The reign of God is already in your midst.” The coming of Jesus to us in the Eucharist is assurance of His promise of final victory: “Behold I come to make all things new.”
  • “Our lives must be woven around the Eucharist…fix your eyes on Him who is the light; bring your hearts close to His Divine Heart; ask Him to grant you the grace of knowing Him, the love of loving Him, the courage to serve Him. Seek Him fervently.”
  • “Let us adore Jesus in our hearts, who spent 30 years out of 33 in silence; who began his public life by spending 40 days in silence; who often retired alone to spend the night on a mountain in silence.  He who spoke with authority, now spends his earthly life in silence.  Let us adore Jesus in the Eucharistic silence.”
  • “If people spend an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended.”

St. Padre Pio (1887 to 1968)

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St. Padre Pio was a 20th century Mystic and a Stigmatic.  He is a Patron Saint of Eucharistic Adorers because often times he would be found in Eucharistic Adoration.  He considered Adoration so important  that he even instructed his fellow friars “When you want to find me come near the Tabernacle”.  Here are some of his quotes on the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

  • “A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent in sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.”
  • “I weep and mourn at the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for often I’m consoled.”
  • “We must always have courage, and if some spiritual languor comes upon us, let us run to the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and let us place ourselves in the midst of the heavenly perfumes, and we will undoubtedly regain our strength.”
  • “Kneel down and render the tribute of your presence and devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Confide all your needs to him, along with those of others. Speak to him with filial abandonment, give free rein to your heart, and give him complete freedom to work in you as he thinks best.”
  • “By means of the angels, Jesus calls the poor and simple shepherds, in order to manifest Himself to them. He calls the learned men by means of their science. And all of them, moved by His inner grace, hasten to adore Him. He calls all of us by divine inspiration, and communicates with us by means of His grace. How many times has he invited us, too? And how readily have we responded? My God, I blush and become embarrassed when I have to answer such a question.”
  • St. Padre Pio was so happy during his many hours of Eucharistic Adoration that he wrote: “When I am close to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, I feel as if my heart is bursting out of my chest.”
  • “When Mass ended I remained with Jesus to render Him thanks. My thirst and hunger do not diminish after I have received Him in the Blessed Sacrament, but rather, increase steadily. Oh, how sweet was the conversation I held with Paradise this morning. The Heart of Jesus and my own, if you will pardon my expression, fused. They were no longer two hearts beating but only one. My heart disappeared as if it were a drop in the ocean.”

Blessed Dina Belanger (1897 to 1929)

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During the course of her life as a Nun her devotion to the Blessed Sacrament transformed her into a woman of infectious joy.  It was revealed to her, thru revelations from the Lord Himself, the power of a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament.  Here are some of her quotes, and some of the messages from the Lord Jesus to her, about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

  • One day before her Holy Hour, Jesus showed Blessed Dina Belanger a multitude of souls on the precipice of hell. After her Holy Hour, Jesus showed the same souls in the hands of God. He told her that through Holy Hours of prayer a multitude of souls go to Heaven who otherwise would have gone to hell as one person can make up for what is lacking in the lives of others by winning precious efficacious graces for their salvation.
  • “If souls but understood the Treasure they possess in the Divine Eucharist…the Churches would overflow with adorers consumed with love for the Divine prisoner no less by night than by day.”
  • Jesus said to Bl. Dina Belanger – “My Heart overflows with graces for souls. Lead them to my Eucharist Heart.”
  • “The veil of mystery has been torn asunder. He is there, my God, infinite Unity, adorable Trinity, under the appearance of a small piece of bread. Jesus is there, in His sacred Humanity, His Heart, His precious Blood, His Soul, His eternal Divinity; He is there, whole and entire, in each Host consecrated throughout the world and in each fragment of consecrated Host.”

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895 to 1979)

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Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen was one of the first Radio and TV evangelists of our times and watched by millions. During his Priesthood he said a Holy Hour of Adoration everyday before our beloved Lord. In his autobiography he commented that this was one of the things that kept him so faithful to Jesus and the Church throughout his Priesthood. Here are some of his quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

Aug. 1976 – Archbishop Fulton Sheen Address To The 41st International Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • “Everyone, make the Holy Hour, and you will discover as you leave the divine Presence that if you move among people in the world, they will say of you as the maid said of Peter, ‘You have been with Christ.’ And then at the end of a lifetime spent in adoration of the Lord, and in love of the Blessed Mother, of the Blessed Sacrament, when you come before the Lord do you know what He will say to you? He will say, ‘I heard my Mother speak of you.”

1979 (Republished in 2015) – “Those Mysterious Priests” by Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Alba House)

  • “The Motivation for a Holy Hour is reparation. We pray for those who do not pray, we make acts of faith in the Real Presence for those who have lost faith. In a word, we are the victims, like Christ, innocent but one with their guilt in the progressive redemption of mankind.”

1980 – “Treasury In Clay: The Autobiography Of Fulton J. Sheen (Ignatius Press)

  • A Holy Hour is not a devotion; it is a sharing in the work of redemption.
  • “The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead but for an Hour of companionship.”
  • “During a Holy Hour we grow more and more into His likeness.”
  • A Holy Hour becomes a magister and teacher. Theological insights are gained not only from the covers of a treatise, but from two knees on a prie-dieu before the Blessed Sacrament.”
  • “Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him.”
  • 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.”
  • “The most brilliant ideas come from meeting God face to face (at adoration). The Holy Spirit that presided at the Incarnation is the best atmosphere for illumination.”
  • “The purpose of the Holy Hour is to encourage deep personal encounter with Christ. The holy and glorious God is constantly inviting us to come to Him, to hold converse with Him, to ask for such things as we need and to experience what a blessing there is in fellowship with Him.”
  • The third reason I (kept) up my Holy Hour (was) to grow more and more into His likeness. As Paul puts it: ‘We are transfigured into His likeness, from splendor to splendor’. We become what we gaze upon. Looking into the sunset the face takes on a golden glow. Looking at the Eucharistic Lord for an Hour transforms the Heart in a mysterious way…”

Sep. 1, 2003 – “Thru The Year With Fulton Sheen: Inspirational Readings For Each Day Of The Year (Ignatius Press)

  • “The secret (to my preaching) is that I have never in fifty-five years missed spending an hour in the presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. That’s where the power comes from. That’s where sermons are born. That’s where every good thought is conceived.”

Other Archbishop Fulton Sheen Eucharistic Adoration Quotes

  • “A Holy Hour of Adoration in our modern rat race is necessary for authentic prayer.”
  • “The best time to make a holy hour is in the morning, early, before the day sets traps for us.”
  • “By being faithful to our Holy Hour, and letting nothing interfere with it, we use it as the sign and symbol of our victimhood.”
  • “We are not called to great penances…but the Holy Hour is a sacrifice in union with Christ.”
  • “God gave us two weapons: knees and hands. Knees–to spend an hour a day in reparation for sins.”
    “St. Paul tells us that faith comes from listening. In a daily Holy Hour, we wait for Him to speak—and He does!”
  • “I wonder if it is not true that as the world loses veneration for Christ’s mother, it loses also it’s adoration of Christ.”
  • “Married couples, make the Holy Hour, to make up for an abortion every thirty seconds. Prove that the Lord is the Lord of life and not of death.”

 

Newest Quotes and not added to the above excel database yet:

“The Lord praises the fact that they have endured much and they continue to persevere, but He wants their love to be what it was at first…  the Lord most of all wants a burning love in us… How do we maintain that love and grow… actually intensify it? By staying close to the Source, the fire of love… by receiving Communion often, the Sacraments or making Spiritual Communions. Padre Pio would say: place your heart in the Tabernacle when you can’t receive Communion or are far from a chapel. Receive as often as you can the Sacraments, the Holy Eucharist… Meditate on His Word.” – Fr. Joseph Mary M.F.V.A. (EWTN Catholic daily Mass, YouTube, November 14, 2022)

“‘They drank the Blood of the Lord and became friends of God.’ It is that Eucharistic strength that especially is sanctification for us, that transforms our hearts, that unites us with that Divine fire Who is the Lord. At every Mass we hear His Word. This inspires us, motivates us and teaches us; and at every Mass we commune with the One Who is Divine Love. That’s what motivated Peter and Paul. That’s how they were able to overcome so many obstacles.” – Fr. Joseph Mary M.F.V.A. (EWTN Catholic daily Mass, YouTube, November 18, 2022, Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica’s of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles)

“Faith in the Eucharist opens out the whole invisible world to us. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is nothing less than radiation therapy for our cancer of the eyes. When we gaze upon the Eucharist the healing graces that come from it are the same as the grace that Jesus unleashed upon all of those blind men He healed in the Gospels. It is the same healing, the same mercy, the same compassion, the same transformation that He offers to us in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. ‘Do this in memory of Me.’ … the Eucharist gives us a deep gaze into the invisible world and we can trust God Who has told us it is true.”  – Msgr. James Shea at the Eucharistic Conference, Fargo, ND, September 2022
Mary is actually in adoration, soaking in everything our Lord wants to give her. I like to say that she is ‘Mary-nating’ – soaking in the gusher of God’s graces.  When Martha objects to Mary’s lack of activity, Jesus tells Martha that she remains anxious and upset about many things while Mary has chosen the better portion, the ‘one thing necessary’ (unum necessarium). Mary was the one who was making the guest truly feel welcomed while Martha remained detached, going through the motions of the demands of protocol. God is light and love and truth who brings order and meaning and serenity to our lives. While we remain disconnected from our Source, we remain easily agitated and frustrated in our disordered and chaotic existence as we continue to walk in darkness.” – Fr. Richard Heilman – Excerpt from Grace Force – Field Manual
“Many of the laity in all parts of the world have asked their priests to re-establish Holy Hours, the Forty Hours devotion, First Friday adoration, and perpetual or night adoration. The faithful would like to see their priests in silent (and, I would say, willing) adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, for the priest who spends time in adoration celebrates Mass with more piety and with more edification of the faith of the people.” – Cardinal Eduoard Gagnon (1918 to 2007), Cardinal and President of the Pontifical Council For The Family
“After Communion today, Jesus told me how much He desires to come to human hearts. ‘I desire to unite Myself with human souls; My great delight is to unite Myself with souls. Know, My daughter, that when I come to a human heart in Holy Communion, My hands are full of all kinds of graces which I want to give to the soul. But souls do not even pay any attention to Me; they leave Me to Myself and busy themselves with other things. Oh, how sad I am that souls do not recognize Love! They treat Me as a dead object’. I answered Jesus, ‘O Treasure of my heart, the only object of my love and entire delight of my soul, I want to adore You in my heart as You are adored on the throne of Your eternal glory. My love wants to make up to You at least in part for the coldness of so great a number of souls. Jesus, behold my heart which is for You a dwelling place to which no one else has entry. You alone repose in it as in a beautiful garden.'” – Jesus speaks to Saint Faustina, Diary 1385, 19 November 1937
“I believe that today we are entering into the reign of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. In the midst of the winter in the world and even in the Church today innumerable little shoots are sprouting up through the snow. These shoots are chapels of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration growing up around the world… I encourage you to soak up the healing rays of the Sun of Justice and do all you can to promote Perpetual Adoration.” – Rev. Harold F. Cohen, S.J