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Mother Teresa, what will save the world?

An Ave Maria Meditations encore

“My answer is prayer. What we need is for every Parish to come  before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of prayer. ” “The time  you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament … will help bring about an  everlasting peace on earth” (Mother Teresa of Calcutta).

Nobel Peace Prize winner and foundress of the Missionaries of  Charity, Mother Teresa brought the homeless, sick, destitute and dying home to  “die like angels.” She attributed her many charitable works to her daily Holy  Hours of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Mother Teresa said, “I  know I would not be able to work one week if it were not for that continual  force coming from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.”

Reflections on Eucharistc Adoration from Mother Teresa of Calcutta :

“On the Cross Jesus said: ‘I thirst.’ From the Blessed Sacrament  Jesus continues to say to each of us: ‘I thirst.’ He thirsts for our personal  love, our intimacy, our union with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. His longing for  us to be with Him in the Blessed Sacrament is infinitely greater than our  longing to be with Him.”

“The Eucharist is connected with the Passion. If Jesus had not  established the Eucharist we would have forgotten the crucifixion. It would have  faded into the past and we would have forgotten that Jesus loved us. There is a  saying that to be far away from the eyes is to be far away from the heart. To  make sure that we do not forget, Jesus gave us the Eucharist as a memorial of  his love.”

“When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved  you. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you  now. ”

“Our lives must be woven around the Eucharist … fix your eyes on Him  Who is the light; bring your hearts close to His Divine Heart; ask Him to grant  you the grace of knowing Him, the love of loving Him, the courage to serve Him.  Seek Him fervently.”

“To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with Him is  the greatest gift of love-the tender love of our Father in Heaven.”

“All of us know that unless we believe and can see Jesus in the  appearance of bread on the altar, we will not be able to see him in the  distressing disguise of the poor. Therefore these two loves are but one in  Jesus.”

“If we really understand the Eucharist, if we really centre our lives  on Jesus’ Body and Blood, if we nourish our lives with the Bread of the  Eucharist, it will be easy for us to see Christ in that hungry one next door,  the one lying in the gutter, the alcoholic man we shun, our husband or our wife,  or our restless child. For in them, we will recognize the distressing disguises  of the poor: Jesus in our midst.”

“Through Mary the cause of our joy you discover that no where on  earth are you more welcomed, no where on earth are you more loved, than by  Jesus, living and truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament … He is really  there in Person waiting just for you.”    ”Like Mary, let us never be ashamed to  do humble work. Like her, let us always accept the cross in whatever way it  comes. (We must) stand near Our Lady to listen to the thirst of  Jesus and to answer with your whole heart.”

The Servant of the Poorest of the Poor,  beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 19, 2003

Eucharistic Adoration Increases Vocations

“If you are looking for vocations, as a community have adoration every day.  It was not until 1973, when we began our daily Holy Hour that our community  started to grow and blossom … In our congregation, we used to have adoration  once a week for one hour, and then in 1973, we decided to have adoration one  hour every day. We have much work to do. Our homes for the sick and dying  destitute are full everywhere. And from the time we started having adoration  every day, our love for Jesus became more intimate, our love for each other more  understanding, our love for the poor more compassionate, and we have double the  number of vocations. God has blessed us with many wonderful vocations. The time  we spend in having our daily audience with God is the most precious part of the  whole day.”

“Our holy hour is our daily family prayer where we get together and pray the  Rosary before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, the first half hour, and the second  half hour we pray in silence.”

“I am very glad to know about the perpetual adoration movement .. Thank God  for His love for you-for His presence in you and the joy with which you love and  serve Him in the Blessed Sacrament and in each other. Each one of us is a  co-worker of Christ-we must labor hard to carry Him to the hearts where He has  not yet been known and loved. But unless we have Jesus we cannot give Him; that  is why we need the Eucharist. Spend as much time as possible in front of the  Blessed Sacrament and He will fill you with His strength and His power. Tell  Him, ‘Come to our hearts Lord and stay with us.’ Then you will become  instruments of His love, peace and joy.”

“We cannot separate our lives from the Eucharist; the moment we do,  something breaks. People ask, “Where do the sisters get the joy and energy to do  what they are doing?” The Eucharist involves more than just receiving; it also  involves satisfying the hunger of Christ. He says, “Come to Me.” He is hungry  for souls. When the sisters are exhausted, up to their eyes in work, when all  seems to go awry, they spend and hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  This practice has never failed to bear fruit; they experience peace and  strength.”

“Perpetual adoration with exposition needs a great push. Perpetual adoration  is the most beautiful thing you could ever think of doing. People are hungry for  God. Perpetual Adoration, Eucharistic Adoration offers to our people the  opportunity to join those in religious life to pray for the salvation of the  world, souls everywhere and peace on earth. We cannot underestimate the power of  prayer and the difference it will make in our world. Ask your parish priest to  have Perpetual Adoration.”

“Be only all for Jesus and give Jesus to others. That is why Jesus made  Himself the Bread of Life. That is why He is there twenty- four hours. That is  why He is longing for you and for me to share the joy of loving. And He says:  ‘As I have loved you.’ If I can give you any advice, I beg you to get closer to  the Eucharist.”

“I beg the Blessed Mother to touch the hearts of all parish priests that they  may have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in their parishes, and that it may  spread throughout the entire world.”

The fruit of silence is PRAYER

The fruit of prayer is  FAITH

The fruit of faith is LOVE

The fruit of love is SERVICE

The fruit of service is PEACE.

 

2 Responses to “Mother Teresa, what will save the world?”

  1. Alex Benedictus Says:

    Very very enlightening! I feel like making more Eucaristic adorations a week.

  2. Alex Benedictus Says:

    Today when I was checking my newsletters, I found this really precious pearl:

    Before the Blessed Sacrament
    Diary of St. Faustina, n. 147

    I have received most light during adoration which I made lying prostrate before the Blessed Sacrament for half an hour every day throughout Lent. During that time I came to know myself and God more profoundly.

    Source: http://www.divinemercy.org/

    Therefore I remembered this post and I felt liking to share it. :-)

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