Twelve Reasons

Twelve Reasons

From The Teachings Of The Church

For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus

In The Blessed Sacrament


1. You are greatly needed!

“The Church and the world have a great need of

Eucharistic Adoration.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae

Cenae)

 

2. This is a personal invitation to you from Jesus.

“Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love.” (Pope John

Paul II, Dominicae Canae)

 

3. Jesus is counting on you because the Eucharist is the

center of life.

“Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing

that the sacrament of Love shall be at the center of the

life of the people of God so that through all the

manifestations of worship due Him shall be given back love

for love and truly become the life of our souls.” (Pope John

Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

 

4. Your hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will

repair for evils of the world and bring about peace on

earth.

“Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Jesus

and ready to make reparation for the great evils of the

world. Let your adoration never cease.” (Pope John Paul II,

Dominicai Cenae)

 

5. Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament

because you are the most important person in the world to

Him!

“Christ is reserved in our churches as the spiritual center

of the heart of the community, the universal Church and

all humanity, since within the veil of the species, Christ is

contained, the Invisible Heart of the Church, the Redeemer

of the world, the center of all hearts, by Him all things

are and of whom we exist.” (Pope Paul IV, Mysterium Fidei)

 

6. Jesus wants you to do more than to go to Mass on

Sunday.

“Our communal worship at Mass must go together with

our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in

order that our love may be complete.” (Pope John Paul II,

Redeemer of Man)

 

7. You grow spiritually with each moment you spend with

Jesus!

“Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and

advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic

piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy

Eucharist.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

 

8. The best time you spend on earth is with Jesus, your Best

Friend, in the Blessed Sacrament!

“How great is the value of conversation with Christ in the

Blessed Sacrament, for there is nothing more consoling

on earth, nothing more efficacious for advancing along

the road of holiness!” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

 

9. Just as you can be exposed to the sun without receiving

its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the

Blessed Sacrament without receiving the Divine Rays of His

Grace, His Love, His Peace.

“Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us, day and

night, He is in our midst. He dwells with us full of grace

and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtue,

consoles the afflicted, strengthens the weak.” (Pope Paul

VI, Mysterium Fidei)

 

10. If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would

run to welcome Him, but He remains hidden in the Sacred

Host under the appearance of Bread, because He is calling

us to faith, that we many come to Him in humility.

“The Blessed Sacrament is the Living Heart of each of our

churches and it is our very sweet duty to honor and

adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate

Word, Whom they cannot see.” (Pope Paul VI, Credo of the

People of God)

 

11. With transforming mercy, Jesus makes our heart one

with His. “He proposes His own example to those who come

to Him, that all may learn to be like Himself, gentle and

humble of heart, and to seek not their own interest but

those of God.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

 

12. If the Pope himself would give you a special invitation

to visit him in the Vatican, this honor would be nothing

in comparison to the honor and dignity that Jesus Himself

bestows upon you with the Invitation of spending one

hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament.

“The Divine Eucharist bestows upon the Christian people

the incomparable dignity.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)