(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love)
" “We don’t study just for the sake of knowledge. We study because we desire to know the truth. And the truth is a person. The Truth is God.” -St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Eucharistic Adoration - Our Ingratitude



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"It is for us that, during eighteen now [twenty] hundred years, our divine Savior has remained day and night on our altars, that we may have recourse to Him in all our needs; and nothing so much afflicts His divine Heart as our ingratitude for such a favor, and our neglect to visit Him and ask His blessing. If we knew how profitable those visits are, we should be constantly prostrate before the altar. The Saints understood this truth; they knew that Jesus Christ is the source of all grace, and whenever they encountered any difficulty or wished to obtain any particular favor, they ran to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. St. Francis Xavier, St. Francis Regis and others spent whole hours during the day and, frequently, a great part of the night at the foot of the altar; it was in these long interviews with Jesus Christ that they advanced the good works they had in hand, converted sinners, and obtained success in all their undertakings for the glory of God and their own sanctification."
(Blessed J. B. Marcellin Champagnat)


3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful post.

    God bless.

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  2. Thank you Father. It is a privilege to encourage greater devotion to our Lord

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  3. I wish I could be like one of the hermit saints who had a cell built onto a chapel with a window into the church. At any hour of the day or night she could gaze on Our Lord.

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