Blessed Nicholas Steno (1638 to 1686)
Italian Priest and father of the field of Geology
need to take the time to volunteer to cover an hour of adoration a week at
our local adoration chapel. Our faithful attendance and reverence is a
source for conversions and vocations. Such was the case with Blessed
Nicholas when, in one Eucharistic procession, he witnessed such reverence
towards the Blessed Sacrament that he not only converted to Catholicism but
also became a Priest.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha (1656 to 1680)
Native American Agonquin-Mohawk Indian known for her virtue of
Do we love the Eucharistic Lord? The only way to grow in
the love of our Eucharistic Jesus is to spend time with Him in adoration.
Blessed Kateri new this as she would spend as much time as her duties
allowed in Church adoring the Blessed Sacrament. Even a bad snowstorm
wouldn't stop her as she would tread thru knee deep snow to spend more time
with our beloved Lord.
John Eudes (1601 to 1680)
Priest and founder
of the Congregation Of Jesus And Mary (Eudists)
"You should adore our Lord Jesus Christ, who makes himself present to us on
the altar, so that we might offer him the homage and adoration we owe."
"Your most loving Heart, O Jesus, dwells in this Sacrament burning with
love for us. It is there continually performing thousands of good deeds
St. Vincent Depaul (1581 to 1660)
the Congregation Of The Mission he served the poor
St. Vincent de
Paul would make a Holy Hour asking the Lord blessings on important business
transactions and, afterwards, returned to thank the Lord.
Venerable Jean Jacque Olier (1608
Founder of the Sulpicians, he worked
with St. Vincent Depaul
"When there are two roads which will
bring me to some place, I take the one with more churches so as to be nearer
to the Blessed Sacrament."
Isaac Jogues (1607 to 1646)
Priest, and North American missionary
St. Isaac endured the
hardship of his missionary life through the strength he received by
performing all his religious exercises before the Blessed Sacrament, despite
the discomfort caused by bitter cold.
St. John Francis Regis (1597 to 1640)
French Priest who established the Confraternities Of The Blessed Sacrament
St. John found strength for his apostolate thru his nights spent
in adoration of our beloved Lord in the most Blessed Sacrament. Many
conversions came about in France because his apostolate of tireless
St. Martin de Porres (1579 to 1639)
Brother and Doctor
Like most of the Saints St. Martin was
inspired to love and serve others by his great desire to be in adoration
before the Real Presence of Jesus Christ, as often as possible, where he was
granted great gifts including healing, wisdom, and counsel.
St. Francis De Sales (1567 to 1622)
The Church and Bishop of Geneva Switzerland
"We must visit Jesus
in the Blessed Sacrament a hundred thousand times a day."
mountain hares become white in winter because they neither see nor eat
anything but snow, so by adoring and feeding on beauty, purity and goodness
itself in the Eucharist you will become altogether beautiful, pure, and
"Nowhere do we find our Savior more tender or more loving than
here (in adoration) where He, so to speak, annihilates Himself and reduces
Himself to food in order to penetrate our souls and to unite Himself to the
hearts of His friends."
"By adoring and partaking of His beauty, His
Goodness and His purity in this Divine Sacrament, you will become all
beautiful, good and pure."
"I will adore your majesty in the Holy Sacrament…. For your words will teach
me that in this Sacrament you are God made Man, really and truly, and that
your presence is no more impossible for your will, although incomprehensible
to our weak minds, than the rest of your admirable works."
Sacrament, in as much as it contains our Lord, is worthy of adoration and
... we must adore him. For truly, since it is Jesus Christ and Jesus
Christ is God, who will not adore him, I beg you, as well there as in
heaven, since it is written 'I will worship the Lord God and only him will I
serve' (Matthew 4:10). For our Lord wants to be adored wherever he is.
Thus he was
adored on the cross by the thief (Luke 23:42), walking in
Jerusalem among the people who cried out, 'Hosanna' (Matthew 21:9 and in the
crib by the three kings (Matthew 2:11). He is hidden in the Eucharist,
but that does not prevent him from being adored, for thus the kings adored
him, hidden and wrapped in swaddling clothes."
St. Robert Bellarmine (1542 to 1621)
Doctor Of The Church, Cardinal, and Archbishop of Capua Italy
During his youth, on his way back and forth to school, he would stop and pay
a visit to Jesus four times a day.
Rose Of Lima (1586 to 1617)
First Saint and
Patroness of the Americas
During the celebration of a Forty Hours
Devotion she spent hours, from morning until night, before the Blessed
Sacrament without partaking of food or drink.
Volunteering to cover a
specific hour of Eucharistic Adoration is one of the greatest and easiest
ways to get involved in our local parish. St. Rose had such a great love for
the Blessed Sacrament that she started Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in
every parish in the village she lived in.
St. Francis Caracciolo (1563 to 1608)
Italian Priest, Confessor
As a youth St. Francis had
such a love for the Blessed Sacrament that he would forgo most childhood
activities to make frequent visits to the Eucharist. He would visit many
churches adoring the Blessed Sacrament making up for, what he considered,
the lack of attendance before our beloved Lord. He later cofounded the
Congregation of the Minor Clerics Regular, which, among other duties, had
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.
St. Mary Magdalene Of Pazzi (1566 to
16th Century Mystic and Carmelite Nun
"A friend will visit a friend in the morning to wish him a good day, in the
evening, a good night, taking also an opportunity to converse with him
during the day. In like manner, make visits to Jesus Christ in the Blessed
Sacrament, if your duties permit it."
"It is especially at the foot
of the altar that one prays well."
"In all your visits to our Savior,
frequently offer His precious Blood to the Eternal Father."
find visits to the Most Blessed Sacrament very conducive to increase in you
"Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is more powerful
than in any other place because here is the Real Presence of God, just as He
is in heaven."
Pope Clement VIII (1592 to 1605)
Forty-Hours devotion in Rome
In 1592 he issued a historic
document that promoted Eucharistic Adoration. It was called “Quarant Ore”
(Forty Hours). Issued for Rome and consisting of forty continuous hours of
prayer before the Blessed Sacrament (exposed) this devotion later spread
throughout the world.
St. Germaine Cousin (1579 to 1601)
Saint of many causes
Are we to busy to dedicate just one
specific hour a week for a special hour before our beloved Lord? Many of the
saints went out of their way to visit the Blessed Sacrament. During her 21
year life span, as she grew older, St. Germaine would go every day to adore
the Most Blessed Sacrament.