Our Lord Jesus Christ calls to our hearts. He humbles Himself in the form of Bread — a simple Host — in order to be available to us — to remain with us, to heal our wounded hearts, and nourish us with His abiding and incomprehensible Love and Mercy. He gives to us the Supreme Gift of His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity!
In addition to receiving Jesus in Holy Communion, we can endeavor to console our Lord’s Merciful Heart while Adoring Him in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoring our Eucharistic Lord is a beautiful prayer and a wonderful means to honor and praise Him. The Catholic Catechism instructs: “Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory,”respectful silence in the presence of the “ever greater” God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications” (CCC, 2628).
During his homilies, St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars (1786-1859), whom spent countless hours with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament often glanced towards the tabernacle and passionately cried out, “He is there!”
He also stated, “Our Lord is hidden there in the tabernacle, waiting for us to come and visit Him, and make our requests to Him…In heaven, where we shall be glorious and triumphant, we shall see Him in all His glory. If He had presented Himself, before us in that glory now, we should not have dared to approach Him; but He hides Himself like a person in prison, who might say to us, ‘You do not see Me, but that is no matter; ask of Me all you wish and I will grant it.”’
When Jesus told His disciples to eat His Body and drink His Blood, many fearfully fled. According to today’s Pew Research, only thirty one per cent of Catholics believe in the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Thus, the urgent need to do something to change those statistics. As one of that thirty one percent believers, I wish to provide teaching and inspiration for folks to take to their Eucharistic visits. For me, it was during time I spent with our dear Lord in Eucharistic Adoration where I received His unfathomable mercy, love, wisdom, and graces, and where I grew closer to Him.
Jesus Requests Our Company
Our Lord invites us to keep Him company, to sit at His feet, to listen to His whispers to our soul. The night before His crucifixion, Jesus asked Peter, James, and John to stay awake while He prayed in the Garden. Jesus suffered greatly there. When He checked on His disciples, He asked Peter, “Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour” (Mark 14:37)?
The next line in Mark’s Gospel speaks of praying to avoid temptation. Jesus knew prayer was urgently necessary at that time. He specifically asked them to pray. However, Peter, James, and John were tired after their leisurely Passover meal and had trouble keeping their eyes open — they fell asleep.
I suggest asking Mother Mary to help us to stay awake — to help us spend time with her Son — to help us to grow more in love with Him. After all, the Blessed Virgin Mary was an active co-redeemer with her Son Jesus. She continues to tirelessly work from Heaven to save souls. Saint Louis De Montfort stated, “It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that he must reign in the world.”
Jesus and Mary are truly inseparable. It was inside Mary’s holy womb where Jesus spent His first nine months, rocked with her every move, kept nourished with her umbilical cord. It was at Mary’s breasts where Baby Jesus was showered with love and tenderness, and provided nourishment. On Mary’s knee, was where Jesus learned His first prayers. His Mother’s holy example as He grew helped to form His conscience, heart, and soul. Later on, during His public ministry, Mary’s continual earnest prayers and support aided Jesus on His mission to save mankind.
Learn More About Marian Eucharistic Adoration
Mother Mary always leads us closer to her Son. Her loving wisdom stirs our hearts to a deeper devotion to her Son Jesus. Let’s take Mother Mary to our visits with our Eucharistic Lord. Utilizing 30 Marian Eucharistic Visits: Adoring Our Lord with His Mother will immensely benefit us in doing so. Let us beseech Jesus and Mary for a great renewal of belief in Jesus’ True Eucharistic Presence.