Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen
(1895 to 1979)
Quotes On The Importance Of Eucharistic Adoration
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."
theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in
love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with
"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."
brilliant ideas come from meeting God face to face (at adoration). The
Holy Spirit that presided at the Incarnation is the best atmosphere for
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."
Other Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Eucharistic Adoration Quotes
"A Holy Hour
of Adoration in our modern rat race is necessary for authentic
time to make a holy hour is in the morning, early, before the day
sets traps for us."
faithful to our Holy Hour, and letting nothing interfere with it, we
use it as the sign and symbol of our victimhood."
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
speak—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
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