20th Century Saints (1900 To 1930)
Quotes On The Importance Of Eucharistic Adoration

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St. Jose Maria Rubio, S.J. (1864 to 1929)
Spanish Priest known as the Apostle Of Madrid
The Saints knew that the source of strength for their ministries were the Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. This was especially true of St. Rubio who found intense prayer before our Eucharistic Lord essential before going out to minister to the poor of Madrid. He encouraged Eucharistic Adoration as a daily form of our prayer life and wrote: "Are you truly making an effort to adore God? In this Sacred Host lies the whole of His omnipotence, all His wisdom, the perfect goodness of Jesus Christ, since therein rests His living heart as it is also in heaven. When we adore in this way, we adore in spirit and in truth."

S.D. Fr. Lukas Etlin, O.S.B. (1864 to 1927)
Priest with a great love for the Eucharist
"Jesus will grant the petitions of the Faithful in His Eucharistic Presence sooner than in any other place. The Saints realized this, and in all their trials and sufferings they hastened to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament."

Blessed Jose Dionisio Luis Padilla Gomez (1899-1927)
Many of our Saints have said that Eucharistic Adoration helps us overcome fears and prepares us for tasks we thought would be impossible of us. Blessed Jose Gomez was no exception as he would spend long hours in adoration before our beloved Lord. This prepared him to accept martyrdom later in his life.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901 to 1925)
Italian Priest called the Man Of The Eight Beatitudes at beatification
All of Blessed Pier's actions began with the contemplation of Jesus. He felt a strong constant urge to be near the Blessed Sacrament and would spend the whole night in adoration when it was offered.

"When you are totally consumed by the Eucharistic fire, then you will be able more consciously to thank God, who has called you to become part of His family. Then you will enjoy the peace that those who are happy in this world have never experienced, because true happiness, oh young people, does not consist in the pleasures of this world, or in earthly things, but in peace of conscience, which we only have if we are pure of heart and mind,"

Ven. Matt Talbot (1856 to 1925)
Third Order Franciscan known for doing great penances
"How can anyone be lonely, with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament?"

Blessed Edward Poppe (1890 to 1924)
Belgian Priest
Blessed Edward knew he needed a great deal of strength for his priesthood and he found it in his many hours in Eucharistic adoration. In his intimate hours of adoration he would sometimes say to Jesus "Oh Jesus, how little men love you! At least the two of us love each other." He would often console young people to stay close to our Eucharistic Lord.

"Oftentimes, I just stay there, simply seated (in Eucharistic Adoration), receiving food. This calm unconscious repose does me good. I am nourished, my strength returns."

Fr. Henry Parkinson (Msgr.) (1852 to 1924)
English Priest
"The hour of (Eucharistic) adoration proclaims emphatically and practically a central doctrine of the Catholic Faith. It gives prominence to those elementary acts of worship, which all must recognize as pre-eminently due to God under the veils of the Most Holy Sacrament: Adoration of His majesty; Thanksgiving for His unbounded goodness; Separation for the perverse willfulness of men; Supplication for all human needs."

S.D. Sister Josefa Menendez (1890 to 1923)
20th Century Mystic and Sister of the Society Of The Sacred Heart
Jesus conveyed to Servant of God Sr. Menendez, through many messages, His loneliness in the Blessed Sacrament and the importance of Eucharistic Adoration to console Him - "Contemplate me in the prison (during my Passion) where I spent the greater part of the night...Compare the prison with the Tabernacle...In the prison I endured cold, sleeplessness, hunger and thirst, pain, shame, solitude, and desertion. And there passed before My mind's eye all the tabernacles where in the course of ages I should lack the shelter of love...And how often should I wait for this or that other soul to visit Me in the Blessed Sacrament and receive Me into his many nights should I spend longing for his coming...but he would let business or carelessness or anxiety for his health get the better of him...and he would not come! Gaze steadfastly upon Him during that night of pain and see that sorrow continued in the loneliness of countless tabernacles and the coldness of many hearts. Comfort Me in My sorrow by keeping Me faithful company..."

Jesus also told Sister Josefa that at the Last Supper "It was bliss for Me to think of all those to whom I should be both Companion and Heavenly Food, of all those who would surround Me to the end of time with adoration, reparation and love."

St. Jozef Bilczewski (1860 to 1923)
Archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine and a professor of Theology
"St Jozef Bilczewski was a man of prayer. The Holy Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, meditation, the Rosary and other pious practices formed part of his daily life. A particularly long time was dedicated to Eucharistic adoration... The deep knowledge of theology, faith and Eucharistic devotion of Jozef Bilczewski made him an example for priests and a witness for all the faithful". (Pope Benedict XVI, Oct. 15 2006 homily during St. Jozef canonization)

Blessed Columba Marmion (1858 to 1923)
Irish Monk and author of many Catholic books considered classics
"Wouldn’t it indeed be a failure of respect to neglect the divine Guest who awaits us in the tabernacle? He dwells there, really present, He who was present in the crib, at Nazareth, upon the mountains of Judea, at the Last Supper, upon the cross. He is there, the same Christ who healed the lepers, stilled the tempest, and promised to the good thief a place in His kingdom. We find there our Savior, our Friend, our elder Brother, in the fullness of His almighty power, in the ever-fruitful virtue of His mysteries, the infinite superabundance of His merits, and the ineffable mercy of His love."

"Once you feel the attraction to remain in the silence of adoration in God’s presence, you must give yourself entirely to the Holy Spirit and remain there in pure faith. If God gives you no feeling, no sentiment, no distinct thought, just be there before Him in silent love. During such moments He operates insensibly in the soul and does more for her perfection than she could in a lifetime by her own thoughts."

St. Filippo Smaldone (1848 to 1923)
Founded Eucharistic League Of Priest Adorers (and one for women)
Most all of the Saints found the strength for their ministries from Eucharistic Adoration. St. Smaldone was no different. He was a "priest with a great heart nourished continuously on prayer and Eucharistic Adoration" according to Pope Benedict XVI upon canonizing him. He went on to found the "Eucharistic League Of Priest Adorers" and a "Eucharistic League For Women Adorers", while also having a great apostolate for the deaf.

Blessed Maria Fortunata Viti (1827 to 1922)
Benedictine Nun
Can we spare but one hour a week and commit to covering a special specific hour with Jesus? Many Saints thought Eucharist Adoration so important that they would go out of their way to adore our beloved Lord several times a day. Blessed Maria would make thirty visits a day to the Blessed Sacrament at one point in her life.

St. Teresa Of Jesus Of The Andes (1900 to 1920)
Carmelite Nun
"I abyss myself in His magnificence and His wisdom but when I ponder His goodness, my heart can say nothing - I can only Adore."

"Keep seeking Jesus in the Eucharist, and you will live with Him as the Most Holy Virgin did in Nazareth."

St. Zygmunt Gorazdowski (1845 to 1920)
Cardinal and Founder of the Congregation Of The Sisters Of St. Joseph
"St Zygmunt Gorazdowski also became famous for his devotion founded on the celebration and adoration of the Eucharist. Living Christ's offering urged him toward the sick, the poor and the needy... In founding the Association of Priests, the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph and many other charitable institutions, Zygmunt Gorazdowski always allowed himself to be guided by the spirit of communion, fully revealed in the Eucharist." (Pope Benedict XVI, Oct. 15 2006 homily during St. Zygmunt canonization)

Blessed Francisco Marto (1908 to 1919)
One of the 3 children of the Fatima Apparitions along with Jacinta Marto and Lucia Santos
"Go to the church and give my love to the hidden Jesus."

Our Lady Of Fatima (May 13 to October 13 1917)
Blessed Virgin Mary appeared at Fatima Portugal to 4 children
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 4 children six different times, at Fatima, to place devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary alongside the well established devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Among the many messages and prayers she conveyed to the children was the importance of adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. She requested the following prayer to be said often: "Oh, Holy Trinity, we adore You. My God, my God, I love You in the Blessed Sacrament."

Fr. William Doyle (1873 to 1917)
Saintly Irish Priest
"Do nothing without consulting Him in the Tabernacle. But then act fearlessly, if you see it is for His honor and glory, never minding what others may think or say. Above all, 'cast your care upon the Lord and He shall sustain you', (Psalm 54. 23). Peace and calm in your soul, prayer ever on your lips, and a big love in your heart for Him and His interests, will carry you very far."

"Real devotion to the Blessed Sacrament is only to be gained by hard, grinding work of dry adoration before the Hidden God. But such a treasure cannot be purchased at too great a cost, for once obtained, it makes of this life as near an approach to heaven as we can ever hope for."

"Each look of love to the Tabernacle causes a beat of grace-laden love in the Sacred Heart."

"As regards prayer, you should try to follow the attraction of the Holy Spirit, for all souls are not led by the same path. It would not be well to spend all the time in vocal prayer, there should be some meditation, thought or contemplation. Try 'basking in the sun of God’s love,' that is, quietly kneeling before the Tabernacle, as you would sit enjoying the warm sunshine, not trying to do anything, except love Him; but realizing that, during all the time you are at His feet, more especially when dry and cold, grace is dropping down upon your soul and you are growing fast in holiness."

"From the Tabernacle Jesus seems to say, 'Stay with Me for it is towards evening and the day is now far spent'. This should urge me to come to visit Him often."

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850 to 1917)
1st American Citizen to be canonized, Patron of Immigrants
"In the shadow of Your tabernacle I can enjoy that intimate union with You which is paradise on earth."

"Pray always with Jesus, always remembering that a soul united with Jesus can do everything..."

“Remember that the Blessed Sacrament is like a pillar of fire that is our light and guide.”

Archbishop Thomas Joseph Carr (1839 to 1917)
Archbishop of Melbourne Australia
"Let us pay a visit to the Blessed Sacrament daily; 'Ecce Magister adest et vocat te.' Let us during these visits, whether short or long, always make acts of adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication. Let us make some little return of love for the infinite love shown to us by Him whom love keeps captive, day and night, on our altars."

Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858 to 1916)
Martyr, Religious Priest
Jesus speaking to Blessed Charles - “In my unimaginable goodness, I did not merely give myself to you at my birth for a few hours or years: I am still in your hands, and shall be henceforth until the end of the world. Think of the unending good fortune I brought you in my birth: the ability to serve me—to serve me by serving your neighbor, to serve me myself, living there near you in the tabernacle. Not only can you serve me, you can also console me… How happy you should be to be able to console me at every moment of your lives! By becoming so small, so gentle a child, I was crying out to you: Have trust! Come close to me! Do not be afraid of me, come to me, give me what children need: loving embraces. Do not be afraid, do not be so frightened in the presence of such a gentle baby, smiling at you and holding out his arms to you. He is your God, but he is all smiles and gentleness. Do not be afraid”

"What a tremendous delight, my God! To spend fifteen hours without anything else to do but look at You and tell You, 'Lord I love You!' Oh what sweet delight!"

"The goal of every human life should be the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament."

St. Luigi Guanella (1842 to 1915)
Italian Priest and Founder of 3 Religious Orders
"Legions of angels surround the tabernacle in adoration."

"The earth is filled with tabernacles - Praise Him!"

"The Holy Eucharist visited us daily becomes our heaven."

"A community of adorers becomes a family of love."

"Jesus awaits your adoration in the Eucharist."

"How beautiful to see the people of God praying before the Blessed Sacrament exposed."

"Deepen your love daily for the Eucharist."

"The fountain of holy love is in Jesus Christ and we have Jesus with us in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.  From that throne of love, how often He enlightens the minds of His children, and how many again find their peace of heart."

Ven. Louise Margaret Claret De La Touche (1868 to 1915)
Visitation Nun who received revelations of God's Infinite Love
"The love of God presupposes faith, but faith does not really come alive and operative until it is animated by charity. Consequently, dear confreres, as we zealously try to enlighten minds, we ought not to forget that which can inflame hearts - Eucharistic adoration, the holy practice of frequent Communion..."

S.D. Elisabeth Arrighi Leseur (1866 to 1914)
French Mystic
To learn from the Heart of Jesus the secret of love for souls and deep knowledge of them: how to touch their hurts without making them smart and to dress their wounds without reopening them; ... to disclose Truth in its entirety and yet make it known according to the degree of light that each soul can bear.  The knowledge required for the apostolate can be had only from Jesus Christ, in the Eucharist and in prayer."

"It is one thing to love God and another thing actually to feel the joy of His presence."

Fr. Patrick Augustine Sheehan (1852 to 1913)
Irish Priest and Catholic author
"Priests-Adorers, let us close in our ranks about the Tabernacle! Let us watch with jealous care over this Divine treasure committed to our charge. Let us weep and mourn before the Lord Jesus, so cruelly outraged in the Sacrament of His supreme love. May our ceaseless acts of reparation appease the divine anger, and disarm the awful vengeance of God! Let us multiply our hours of adoration, let us bring our faithful people to the foot of the altar..."

Blessed Mary Of The Passion (1866 to 1912)
Mystic, Stigmatic, and Foundress of the Missionaries Of Mary
Are we to busy to volunteer to cover an hour of Eucharistic Adoration a week? Blessed Mary of the Passion spent many hours in Eucharistic Adoration. Listen to what the child Jesus, appearing to Blessed Mary, once told her: "I am in the Eucharist to dispense graces and extend mercy, but I receive only ingratitude, profanity and sacrileges...My beloved one, you make reparation with your adoration done in my presence."

"I commend (to you) especially early daily worship (of) Jesus in the Eucharist. Love much Jesus in the Blessed Eucharist..."

St. Arcangelo Tadini (1846 to 1912)
Founder of the Congregation Of Worker Sisters Of The Holy House Of Nazareth
Do we hesitate to signup for just one hour a week at our local Eucharistic Adoration Program? Most Saints would go much farther then this. That is what made them Saints. St. Tadini would spend long hours standing in Eucharistic Adoration, absorbed in the contemplation of God, despite a severe disability. He drew strength from adoration and prayer, the center of his life, to go and administer his duties as a Priest.

St. Candida Maria Of Jesus (1845 to 1912)
Foundress of the Congregation Of The Daughters Of Jesus
The easiest road to to becoming a Saint includes much Eucharistic Adoration in ones spiritual life. St. Canidida Maria knew this as she would spend long hours in adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle. She tried to stress the importance of this practice to all who entered her order.

Marie Marthe Emilia Tamisier (1834 to 1910)
Initiator of several Eucharistic Congresses
All of us should follow our Saints examples of great love for the Blessed Sacrament and volunteer to cover a specific hour of Eucharistic Adoration. From childhood Marie Tamisier had such a love and devotion to the Eucharist that she later became known as the "Joan Of Arc of the Blessed Sacrament". She was one of the key collaborators in organizing several of the first Eucharistic Congresses and her great wish was for people throughout the world to have this same devotion and love for the Eucharist she had. She wrote: "O Jesus, grant that Thy Eucharistic Life may be my life. May the sufferings that You suffer in the Host, also be my sufferings. And may I die after having loved Thee with all my heart!"

Venerable Germano Ruoppolo (1850 to 1909)
Priest, Theologian and Sprirtual Director of St. Gemma Galgani
"Going through the street and passing before any church, I will enter there... to make a devout genuflection to the Sacramental Jesus and send Him an affection of the heart."

St. Mary Of The Cross (1842 to 1909)
Cofounder of the Sisters Of St. Joseph Of The Sacred Heart
Do we love Jesus enough to commit to spending one special specific hour with him each week? St. Mary Of The Cross had a great devotion and love for the Eucharist. She often spent long hours in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament besides attending Mass and said: "Let us all resign ourselves into His hands, and pray that in all things He may guide us to do His Holy Will... When thoughts of this or that come I turn to Him and say: 'Only what you will, my God. Use me as You will'."

St. Rapheal Kalinowski (1835 to 1907)
Carmelite Priest who founded many monasteries in Poland
"Our Redeemer ever present in the most Blessed Sacrament, extends His hands to everyone. He opens His heart and says, ‘Come to Me, all of you’."

"Devotion to the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament was, and still is, for me a source of patience, perseverance, refuge and consolation; literally, the very spring of my life.  Without this mystery of our Savior's love, which He has left for us in the Church, I would have perished long since."

Blessed Elizabeth Of The Trinity (1880 to 1906)
Carmelite Nun and Religious writer
"(Before) the Blessed Sacrament exposed ... Those are divine hours spent in this little corner of heaven where we possess the vision in substance under the humble host. Yes, He whom the blessed contemplate in light, and we adore in faith is really the same one."

"He is always with you.  Be always with Him."

"When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the chapel ... it seems to me that it is Heaven I am entering, and it really is just that in reality, since the One I adore in faith is the same One the glorified contemplate face to face!"

Blessed Mary Assunta (1878 to 1905)
Franciscan Missionary
Frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament were a hallmark of Blessed Mary's youth. She was found every Sunday afternoon, alone in the Church, adoring the Eucharist before going on to catechize others.

Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini (1839 to 1905)
Founder of Scalabrinian Fathers And Brothers, Bishop of Piacenza Italy
"When the Lord, in His infinite goodness and mercy, shall grant that I see devotion to the Eucharist deeply rooted in my beloved diocese, then there will be no more for me to do but to exclaim with the prophet Simeon: 'Now thou dost release thy servant, O Master, in peace because my eyes have seen the Savior thou has given us loved, thanked and venerated by those who are in the time and shall be in eternity my joy and my crown!'."

Blessed Clement Marchisio (1833 to 1903)
Founder of the Institute Of The Daughters Of St. Joseph
Signup to cover an hour of Eucharistic Adoration. It will bring you great strength especially during times of trials and tribulations in your life. All the Saints knew this including Blessed Marchisio who said: "You see, I too find myself sometimes overwhelmed by the weight of trials; but after five minutes in front of the Blessed Sacrament, which is our all, I feel entirely invigorated. Do the same when you are depressed and discouraged."

St. Geltrude Commensoli (1847 to 1903)
Foundress of the Institute Of The Sisters Of The Blessed Sacrament
St. Geltrude had such a great love for the Blessed Sacrament that she founded an order called the Institute Of The Sisters Of The Blessed Sacrament with its primary purpose being Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.  In Pope Benedict XVI April 26th 2009 homily for the beatification of St. Geltrude the Pope stated: "She reminds us that "adoration must prevail over all the other charitable works", for it is from love for Christ who died and rose and who is really present in the Eucharistic Sacrament, that Gospel charity flows which impels us to see all human beings as our brothers and sisters."

St. Gemma Galgani (1878 to 1903)
19th century Mystic and Stigmatic
"Every Thursday (night) I continued to make the Holy Hour, but it sometimes happened that it would last even till 2:00am because Jesus was with me; and nearly always He would make me share in that sorrow which He felt in the Garden at the sight of so many of my sins and those of the whole world. A sorrow which can well be compared to the agony of death."

"Let us go to Jesus. He is all alone and hardly anyone thinks of Him. Poor Jesus!"

"See, oh Jesus, even at night, those hours, those hours! I sleep, but Jesus my heart does not sleep. It watches with Thee at all hours."

Cardinal Herbert Alfred Vaughan (1832 to 1903)
Archbishop of Westminster England
Cardinal Vaughnan spent an hour every night in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  He use to say: "One does more good, to those one wants to do good to, by an hour before the Blessed Sacrament than by going out."

Blessed Contardo Ferrini (1859 to 1902)
Layman, Canon Lawyer, Patron Saint of Universities
Blessed Ferrini's life was practically an unbroken elevation of his soul to God. He attended daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration often. He could be completely absorbed in adoration - so much so that once he didn't notice someone stealing the mantle he was wearing across his shoulders.

St. Agostino Roscelli (1818 to 1902)
Founder of the Sisters Of The Immaculate
Volunteering for one hour a week at our local Eucharistic Adoration program, and being faithful to that hour, leads to a deep spiritual life. St. Roscelli developed a genuine contemplative and mystical life from the long hours he spent in front of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Prayer and adoration was his life and whenever someone was trying to find this Saint they always checked the Chapel first where they often found him. From Eucharistic Adoration he found the strength and graces to go and administer his duties as a Priest.

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