“The Church and the world have great need of Eucharistic adoration.
Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be generous with
our time in going to meet Him in adoration and contemplation full of faith.
And let us be ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the
world. May our adoration never cease.”
(Dominicae Cenae: Letter to Priests, Holy Thursday, 1980)
“Closeness to the Eucharistic Christ in silence and contemplation does
not distance us from our contemporaries but, on the contrary, makes us open
to human joy and distress, broadening our hearts on a global scale. Through
adoration the Christian mysteriously contributes to the radical transformation
of the world and to the sowing of the gospel. Anyone who prays to the Eucharistic
Savior draws the whole world with him and raises it to God.”
(Letter to the Bishop of Liege, Reported in L'Osserv. Romano, 1996)