Monday, September 7, 2009

Vocations, Fruit of Eucharistic Adoration

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta was extraordinarily busy caring for the poor, the sick, and the dying. Yet, she and her congregation of Sisters still made time for a daily holy hour of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament! In Blessed Mother Teresa's words:
"Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life.
Night and day He is there.
If you really want to grow in love,
come back to the Eucharist, come back to that adoration.
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."
"Every moment of prayer,
especially before our Lord in the tabernacle,
is a sure positive gain.
The time we spend in having our daily audience with God
is the most precious part of the whole day."
Eucharistic adoration has the potential to increase vocations to the priesthood just as it dramatically increased vocations in Blessed Teresa's congregation. The need is GREAT! A solution to the problem is AVAILABLE! Men, women, teenagers and even young children can help provide new priests for the Church by spending time with Jesus in Eucharistic adoration. All that is required is love for Jesus, the intention to satisfy His thirst for souls to come to Him in the Eucharist, and a resolve to satisfy His desire for more priests to serve as other Christs.
Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

1 comment:

Anne (aussieannie) said...

A lovely reminder, thank you for quoting Mother Teresa's words..