St. Pope John XXIII (1958 to 1963)
Quotes On The Importance Of Eucharistic Adoration

imageKnown for convening the Second Vatican Council Pope John XXIII, who made a daily Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament, often emphasized the importance of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament for the faithful and especially for Priests. Here are some of his quotes on the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

Aug. 29, 1964 - "Journal Of A Soul" (New York: McGraw-Hill)

  • "My life seems destined to be spent in the light irradiating from the (Blessed Sacrament), and it is the heart of Jesus that I must look to for the solution of all my troubles."

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  • "There are even some who, led by ideas foreign to traditional piety, look upon a Holy Hour of adoration as of minor importance.  There is no doubt that a flood of graces will descend upon your family and the world if more souls would become docile pupils of adoration."
  • "With the practice of this enlightened and fervent worship of the Eucharist, the spiritual life of the priest increases..."
  • "The worship of Christ present in the Eucharist is not just a personal, solitary “Jesus and Me” experience but involves the entire Church."
  • "In the Blessed Sacrament a heavenly school is open to you, with the best teacher one can possibly imagine, Jesus Christ himself."
  • ""Visit the Blessed Sacrament of some church at least once a day.” This was one of the many rules a young ‘Angelo Roncalli’ wrote out for himself. He later became Pope John XXIII."
  • "What matters most to the good Christian community, and what may be taken as the measure of true spiritual fervor, is the love of Jesus in His Sacrament, the faithful attendance at His tabernacle."
  • "All shrines of Mary, scattered throughout the world, have become above all centers of devotion to the Eucharist, as if the Mother of Jesus had appeared, here or there, in order to lead the faithful to the adoration and love of her blessed Son."

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