Pope John Paul II (1978 to 2005)
Quotes On The Importance Of Eucharistic Adoration
St. Pope John Paul II started Perpetual
of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Vatican in 1981, a couple of years after he became Pope.
He always had an hour or 2 of adoration
each day even with his
busy schedule throughout his life. In fact he would spend long periods in the Presence of
our beloved Lord, often prostrate before the Eucharist, particularly before
any missionary trip he would undertake. It is said he made all his
major decisions on his knees before the Blessed Sacrament and, both as Bishop and as Pope, he
would write much of his work while in Eucharistic adoration. Here are some of his quotes on the importance of Eucharistic
Adoration in our lives:
Mar. 4, 1979 - "Redemptor Hominis (Redeemer
Of Man)" Encyclical
"Jesus wants you to do more than to go to Mass on
Sunday. Our communal worship at Mass must go
together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in
order that our love may be complete."
"Every member of the Church must be vigilant in
seeing that the sacrament of Love shall be at the center of the life of the
people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due Him
shall be given back 'love for love' and truly become the life of our souls."
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 Holy Eucharist."
Jun. 19, 1979 - Angelus Address At The
"In this silence of the white Host, carried in the
Monstrance, are all His words; there is His whole life given in offering to
the Father for each of us; there is also the glory of the glorified body,
which started with the Resurrection, and still continues in Heavenly union."
24, 1980 - "Dominicae Cenae (On The Mystery And Worship Of The Eucharist)"