“Let us never forget that an age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Holy Eucharist. This is the measure of its spiritual life and its faith, of its charity and its virtue.”-St. Peter Julian Eymard
We will never solve all of the world’s problems. Nor should we attempt to do so. However, we should be willing to go to the Lord and ask Him for the grace to help us carry our daily crosses with increased fervor and zeal. As adorers of Christ, spending quality time in His Real Presence is a powerful way to transform ourselves more and more into His likeness. Emptying ourselves of our selfish desires, and letting Our Lord fill us with His Love is what brings us true peace and joy in life.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen cites the spiritual benefits of a Holy hour. He said ” Our Blessed Lord spent 10 times as much time in silence as He did in action: 30 years obeying, 3 years teaching, and 3 hours redeeming. One of the most salutary of all silent ways is the Holy Hour. It trains the eyes, and it trains the ears. I am not speaking of physical eyesight; I’m speaking of light and faith.” We live in a noisy and chattery society. Lent is an opportune time to begin making a Holy Hour. Take a break from television, turn off the radio, and tune into silence. It is there that the Lord will speak to you in ways that you have not heard before.
“When you are totally consumed by the Eucharistic fire, then you will be able to more consciously thank God, who has called you to become part of His family. Then you will enjoy the peace that those who are happy in this world have never experienced, because true happiness does not consist in the pleasures of this world, or in earthly things, but in peace of conscience, which we only have if we are pure of heart and mind." –Blessed Pier Georgio Frassati
In Jesus and Mary, Kathy Miller