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God's Graces Flow Overabundantly At Adoration


God's Graces Flow Over Abundantly At Adoration
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is where God's graces flow over abundantly. Our beloved Pope John XXIII (1958 - 1963) stated as much when he wrote, "There is no doubt that a flood of graces would descend on your families and your country if more and more souls...would become docile pupils in (adoration)...". Below, summarized from the other pages of this website, is a short list of some of the graces we receive. Any time we come before the Lord in adoration these graces automatically flow. But how much more would He give us these abundant graces if we sacrificed a hour a week of our precious time and volunteered to cover a special specific Holy Hour. We will never know until we try it.

Peace in the world - "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). Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will bring about an everlasting peace on earth." (Mother Teresa)

Increase in vocations - "I would like to repeat my invitation to you to make adoration a habitual practice...Priestly, religious, and missionary vocations will stem from this meeting with Christ..." (Pope John Paul II). "Our adoration has doubled the number of our vocations. In 1963 we were making a weekly Holy Hour together, but it was not until 1973, when we began our daily Holy Hour, that our community started to blossom." (Mother Teresa)

Renewal of the family - " the intimacy of the tabernacle, the values that must reign in homes will receive new strength to make the family a meeting place with God, a center that radiates faith, a school of Christian life..." (Pope John Paul II)

Spiritual growth - "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 Eucharist." (Pope John Paul II)

Deeper participation in the Mass - "The same piety that moves the faithful to Eucharistic Adoration attracts them to a deeper participation in the paschal mystery...Thus they nourish the proper disposition to celebrate the memorial of the Lord as devoutly as possible." (The Congregation for Divine Worship)

Blessings towards prosperity - "Let us never forget that an age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Holy Eucharist. This is the measure of its spiritual life and its faith, of its charity and virtue" (St. Peter Julian Eymard). "Whenever St. Vincent de Paul had to transact any important business, he would go before the Blessed Sacrament and recommend the affair to Jesus Christ, beseeching Him confidently to give it His blessing, and after having performed it, he went again to the church to thank Jesus Christ for its success". ("The Blessed Eucharist" by Fr. Michael Muller)

Conversion of our loved ones - When the saints wanted to convert a particular individual they would go before the Blessed Sacrament knowing that Jesus is the source of all graces for anyone's conversion. Do we have a family member we would like to see converted? St. Francis Xavier would spend many nights in adoration of the Holy Eucharist before he went out to convert the people of India. St. Monica would visit the Blessed Sacrament twice a day, outside of Mass, to pray for her very worldly son's conversion. They were very powerful prayers since today we know her son as St. Augustine.

Growth into the likeness of Jesus - "The third reason I (kept) up my Holy Hour (was) to grow more and more into His likeness. As Paul puts it: 'We are transfigured into His likeness, from splendor to splendor'.  We become what we gaze upon. Looking into the sunset the face takes on a golden glow. Looking at the Eucharistic Lord for an Hour transforms the Heart in a mysterious way..." (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)

Knowledge of God - "(My Holy Hour), too, became a magister and teacher, for although before we love anyone we must have a knowledge of that person, nevertheless after we know, it is love that increases knowledge. Theological insights are gained not only from the covers of a treatise, but from two knees on a prie-dieu before a tabernacle." (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)

Healing for failing marriages and vocations - "Scripture gives considerable evidence that a priest begins to fail his priesthood when he fails in his love for the Eucharist...One of the by-products of the Holy Hour (of Adoration is) the sensitiveness to the Eucharistic presence of Our Divine Lord...Seeing early in my priesthood that marriages break and friends depart when sensitiveness and delicacy are lost, I took various means to preserve that responsiveness (to Our Lord by making a daily Holy Hour)." (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)

Consolation at the hour of death - "You may be sure that of all the moments of your life the time you spend before the divine Sacrament will be that which will give you more strength during life and more consolation at the hour of your death and during eternity." (St. Alphonsus Ligouri)