Servant of God
Pope Paul VI (1963 to 1978)
Quotes On The Importance Of Eucharistic Adoration
Sept. 3, 1965 - "Mysterium Fedei
(Mystery Of Faith - On The Doctrine And Worship Of The Eucharist)"
"We beseech you to foster devotion to the Eucharist,
which should be the focal point and goal of all other forms of devotion."
"And they should not forget about paying a visit
during the day to the Most Blessed Sacrament in the very special place of
honor where it is reserved in churches in keeping with the liturgical laws,
since this is a proof of gratitude and a pledge of love and a display of the
adoration that is owed to Christ the Lord who is present there."
"Anyone who has a special devotion to the sacred
Eucharist and who tries to repay Christ's infinite love for us with an eager
and unselfish love of his own, will experience and fully understand - and
this will bring great delight and benefit to his soul - just how precious is
a life hidden with Christ in God and just how worthwhile it is to carry on a
conversation with Christ, for there is nothing more consoling here on earth,
nothing more efficacious for progress along the paths of holiness."
"Hence it is that devotion to the divine Eucharist
exerts a great influence upon the soul in the direction of fostering a
"social" love, in which we put the common good ahead of private good, take
up the cause of the community, the parish, the universal Church, and extend
our charity to the whole world because we know that there are members of
"Never stop urging your faithful, as they approach
the Mystery of the Eucharist, to learn to embrace the Church's cause as
their own, to pray to God without slackening, to offer themselves to God as
an acceptable sacrifice for the peace and unity of the Church."
June 15, 1978 - Speech To American
"Venerable Brothers, we do not hesitate today to propose to you and all your
faithful the great practice of Eucharistic Adoration."
Other Pope Paul VI Quotes On
"As we would expect, an outstanding spiritual growth and impetus tend
to spring from Perpetual Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament."
"Perpetual Adoration brings heaven's choice blessings in the first place
on those generous souls that keep their hour-long tryst with the Lord."
"Being such a powerhouse of grace, Perpetual Adoration extends its
influence far beyond the individual adorers, touching their homes and
families and reaching out to the parish community and beyond."
"You should take up as your own cause a Holy Hour of Adoration so that Peace
and Unity can be brought about in the Church."
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