Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ten reasons to make a Holy Hour of Adoration

10. "...In this world I cannot see the Most High Son of God with my own eyes, except for His Most Holy Body and Blood." - St. Francis of Assisi 

9. "Each time you approach the Blessed Sacrament remember that Jesus has been waiting for you for twenty centuries; for this personal visit from you." - St. Josemaria Escriva

8. "A thousand years enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent in sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina (AKA Padre Pio)

7. "Certainly amongst all devotions, after that of receiving the sacraments, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament holds the first place, is the most pleasing to God, and is the most useful to ourselves." - St. Alphonsus Ligouri

6. "We are to be icons of mercy, radiating love and mercy to others. There is no greater way to energize ourselves to this task than be spending time in the presence of the Source of Love and Mercy, Our Lord in the Most Holy Eucharist." -St. Faustina Kowalska (AKA Sister Faustina)

5. "During a Holy Hour, we grow more and more into His likeness." - Ven. Fulton Sheen

4. "I am fully convinced that if it were humanly possible to fully understand the value of a Holy Hour everyone would make time to do it." - St. Peter Julian Eymard

3. "The devotion which leads the faithful to visit the Blessed Sacrament draws them into an ever deeper participation of the Paschal Mystery ...  Dwelling with Christ our Lord, they enjoy his intimate friendship and pour out their hearts before him for themselves and for their dear ones, and pray for the peace and salvation of the world.  They offer their entire lives with Christ to the Father in the Holy Spirit, and receive in this wonderful exchange an increase in faith, hope and charity." - Eucharisticum Mysticum, post-Vatican II instruction on Eucharistic worship  

2. "God dwells in our midst in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." - St. Maximilian Kolbe

1. "This is my body." - Jesus

Join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration tonight at St. John's, from 7pm until 8. Confession will be available.