8 Quotes From St. Josemaria to Inflame Your Love For the Blessed Sacrament

The Eucharist is one of the most beautiful aspects of our faith, but sometimes we can lose sight of how important it really is.  Whether you’ve been going through the motions at Mass or you’re struggling with Catholic teaching on the Eucharist, we want to help you fall back in love with the Blessed Sacrament.  

Ignite your love for the Blessed Sacrament with these 8 quotes from St. Josemaria Escriva!

“There He is: King of Kings and Lord of Lords, hidden in the bread. To this extreme has he humbled himself for love of you.”

“The humility of Jesus: in Bethlehem, in Nazareth, on Calvary. But more humiliation and more self-abasement still in the Sacred Host: more than in the stable, more than in Nazareth, more than on the Cross. That is why I must love the Mass so much.” (The Way, 533)

"When you approach the Tabernacle remember that he has been awaiting you for twenty centuries." (The Way, 537)

"How could we not turn to the Blessed Sacrament each day, even if it is only for a few minutes, to bring him our greetings and our love as children and as brothers?" (Furrow, 686)

"Build up a gigantic faith in the Holy Eucharist. Be filled with wonder before this ineffable reality. We have God with us; we can receive him every day and, if we want to, we can speak intimately with him, just as we talk with a friend, as we talk with a brother, as we talk with a father, as we talk with Love itself." (The Forge, 268)

“This is the sacred banquet, in which we receive Christ himself. We renew the memory of his passion, and through him the soul is brought to an intimate relationship with God and receives a promise of future glory. The liturgy of the Church has summarized, in a few words, the culminating points of the history of our Lord’s love for us.”

When you receive him, tell him: Lord, I hope in you: I adore you, I love you, increase my faith. Be the support of my weakness: You, who have remained defenseless in the Eucharist so as to be the remedy for the weakness of your creatures. (The Forge, 832)

"Have you ever thought how you would prepare yourself to receive Our Lord if you could go to Communion only once in your life? We must be thankful to God that he makes it so easy for us to come to him: but we should show our gratitude by preparing ourselves to receive him very well." (The Forge, 828)

We hope that these quotes help you to reflect on the mystery of the Eucharist and grow in love of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament today! 

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