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)