quotes from the saints about adoration

“Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to his disciples saying: “This is my Body.” No one partakes of this flesh before he has adored it.” St. Augustine

“The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven….” Mother Teresa

“Jesus waits for us in the Sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease.” St. John Paul II

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

Eucharistic Adoration is simply spending quiet time in the presence of Jesus. When Jesus was suffering His agony in the garden, He asked his apostles, “Could you not spend one hour with Me?”

Jesus’ plaint touches our hearts, and we respond, “We can.” Adoration is for anyone who wishes to come. You do not have to be Catholic and there are no special requirements, except a willingness to be quiet and respectful in the chapel. In the chapel, it is not necessary to remain kneeling the entire time. A genuflection or a bow as a sign of our belief in the presence of Jesus upon entering and upon leaving is all that is necessary.

During the time that you spend with Jesus, you may choose to pray to Him or to quiet your thoughts and listen. Some choose spiritual reading or devotional practices such as the rosary.