Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895 to 1979)
Quotes On The Importance Of Eucharistic Adoration

imageArchbishop Fulton Sheen was one of the first Radio and TV evangelists of our times and watched by millions. During his Priesthood he said a Holy Hour of Adoration everyday before our beloved Lord. In his autobiography he commented that this was one of the things that kept him so faithful to Jesus and the Church throughout his Priesthood. Here are some of his quotes about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in our lives:

1980 - "Treasury In Clay: The Autobiography Of Fulton J. Sheen (Ignatius Press)
  • "A Holy Hour is not a devotion; it is a sharing in the work of redemption."

  • "The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead but for an Hour of companionship."

  • "During a Holy Hour we grow more and more into His likeness."

  • "A Holy Hour becomes a magister and teacher. Theological insights are gained not only from the covers of a treatise, but from two knees on a prie-dieu before the Blessed Sacrament."

  • "Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him."

  • "The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world."

  • "The most brilliant ideas come from meeting God face to face (at adoration). The Holy Spirit that presided at the Incarnation is the best atmosphere for illumination."

  • "The purpose of the Holy Hour is to encourage deep personal encounter with Christ. The holy and glorious God is constantly inviting us to come to Him, to hold converse with Him, to ask for such things as we need and to experience what a blessing there is in fellowship with Him."

    Sep. 1, 2003 - "Thru The Year With Fulton Sheen: Inspirational Readings For Each Day Of The Year (Ignatius Press)
  • "The secret (to my preaching) is that I have never in fifty-five years missed spending an hour in the presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. That's where the power comes from. That's where sermons are born. That's where every good thought is conceived."

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  • "A Holy Hour of Adoration in our modern rat race is necessary for authentic prayer."

  • "The best time to make a holy hour is in the morning, early, before the day sets traps for us."

  • "By being faithful to our Holy Hour, and letting nothing interfere with it, we use it as the sign and symbol of our victimhood."

  • "We are not called to great penances...but the Holy Hour is a sacrifice in union with Christ."

  • "God gave us two weapons: knees and hands. Knees--to spend an hour a day in reparation for sins.

  • St. Paul tells us that faith comes from listening. In a daily Holy Hour, we wait for Him to speakā€”and He does!

  • I wonder if it is not true that as the world loses veneration for Christ's mother, it loses also it's adoration of Christ.

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