Pope Francis (2013 to Present)
Quotes On The Importance Of Eucharistic Adoration
Francis was elected Pope on March 13, 2013 at the age of 76. He was
born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on December 17, 1936 and began his public
ministry when he was ordained a Jesut Priest on December 13, 1969. He
became a Bishop in 1992 when he was appointed Tituliar Bishop of Auca and
Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires. Later he became Archbishop of Buenos
Aires, a post which he held until he became Pope. He was created a Cardinal in 2001
when he was appointed the post of
Cardinal-Priest of San Roberto Bellarmino. He also served as
Ordinary of the Ordinariate for the Faithful of the Eastern Rites in
Argentina in 2013. Very dedicated to the Eucharist and Mary he
sees devotion to both as inseperable. Here are some of his quotes on the importance of Eucharistic
Adoration in our lives:
2001 - Letter From Cardinal Bergoglio To
Catechists In Archdiocese Of Buenos Aires
"The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that in the Eucharist we
find all the good of the Church. In it we
have the certainty that God is faithful to His promise and stays with us
until the end of time (Mt. 28.20)... In (our) visits and adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament, we experience the closeness of the good Shepherd, the
tenderness of His love, the presence of (a) faithful friend. We ... all experience
(this) large support (in our lives) provided by faith (and our) personal and intimate dialogue with
the (Lord in the Eucharist)."
2005 - Cardinal Bergoglio Homily On
Ocassion Of Pope John Paul II Death
"John Paul was simply consistent. He never
deceived, he never lied, he was never evasive. John Paul communicated
with his people, with the coherence of a man of God, with the consistency of
someone who spent long hours in Adoration each morning, and as he adored he
allowed himself to come into harmony with the power of God.
Consistency is forged in the heart through (Eucharistic) adoration."
June 17, 2006 - Homily On The Feast Of Corpus Christi
"The certainty of this Bread Of Life is clear.
That is why we love the Eucharist and adore it."
June 18, 2008 - "The
Eucharist, Gift Of God For The Life Of The World" Catechesis at Intern.
"The love and admiration we spontaneously feel for
Our Lady and the Eucharist must be cultivated in our Church."
Sept. 11, 2008 - The Aparecida Message To Priests
Christian is not the result of an idea, but the encounter with a living
July 7, 2013 - Homily During Sunday Mass
"...Dear young people discerning your vocations:
evangelization is done on one’s knees... . Always be men and women of
prayer! Without a constant relationship with God, the mission becomes
a job. The risk of activism, of relying too much on structures, is an
ever-present danger. If we look towards Jesus, we see that prior to
any important decision or event he recollected himself in intense and
prolonged prayer. Let us cultivate the contemplative dimension, even
amid the whirlwind of more urgent and pressing duties."
Oct. 12, 2013 - Video Message To Marian Shrines Around The World
"This evening I am united to all of you in praying
the Holy Rosary and in Eucharistic adoration under the gaze of the Virgin
Mary. ... In the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mary says to us: "Look
at my son Jesus, keep your gaze fixed on him, listen to him, speak with him.
He is gazing at you with love. Do not be afraid! He will teach you to follow
him and to bear witness to him in all that you do, whether great and small,
in your family life, at work, at times of celebration. He will teach you to
go out of yourself and to look upon others with love, as he did. He loved
you and loves you, not with words but with deeds"."
May 31, 2013 - Feast Of Corpus Christi Homily
"Let us ask ourselves this evening, adoring the Christ truly present in the
Eucharist: do I let myself be transformed by Him? Do I let the Lord who
gives Himself to me, guide me to come out more and more from my little
fence, to get out and be not afraid to give, to share, to love Him and
Nov. 24, 2013 - "Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy Of The Gospel)"
"Without prolonged moments of adoration, of prayerful encounter with the
word, of sincere conversation with the Lord, our work easily becomes
meaningless; we lose energy as a result of weariness and difficulties, and
our fervour dies out. The Church urgently needs the deep breath of
prayer, and to my great joy groups devoted to prayer and intercession, the
prayerful reading of God’s word and the perpetual adoration of the Eucharist
are growing at every level of ecclesial life."
"How good it is to stand before a crucifix, or on our
knees before the Blessed Sacrament, and simply to be in his presence! How
much good it does us when he once more touches our lives and impels us to
share his new life! What then happens is that 'we speak of what we have seen
and heard' (1 Jn 1:3)."
Dec. 7, 2014 - Angelus Address At The Vatican
"We cannot be messengers of God's consolation if we do not experience first
the joy of being consoled and loved by Him.... When we remain in prayerful
silence in His presence, when we meet Him in the Eucharist or in the
sacrament of Reconciliation. All this consoles us!"
Other Pope Francis Quotes On
"What I really prefer is adoration in the evening, even when I get
distracted and think of other things, or even fall asleep praying. In the
evening then, between seven and eight o’clock, I stay in front of the
Blessed Sacrament for an hour in adoration."
"If we are to know the Lord, we must go to Him. Listen to Him in
silence before the Tabernacle and approach Him in the Sacraments."
Benedict XVI Eucharistic Adoration Quotes