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15 Inspiring Quotes from the Saints on the Eucharist

Deepen your devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with these 15 powerful quotes from the saints on the Eucharist.

A veiled monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament exposed.

“We must not separate our life from the Eucharist. The moment we do so, something shatters.” St Teresa of Calcutta

“The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration.” Pope St John Paul II

“You left us yourself in the Sacrament of the Altar, and you opened wide your mercy to us. There is no misery that could exhaust you. You have called us all to this fountain of love, to this spring of God’s compassion.” St Faustina

“If I can give you any advice, I beg you to get closer to the Eucharist and to Jesus… We must pray to Jesus to give us that tenderness of the Eucharist.” St Teresa of Calcutta

“Lord Jesus Christ, pierce my soul with your love so that I may always long for you alone, who are the bread of angels and the fulfilment of the soul’s deepest desires. May my heart always hunger for you, so that my soul may be filled with the sweetness of your presence.” St Bonaventure

“We adore you, most holy Lord Jesus Christ, here, and in all your churches throughout all the world; and we bless you, because, by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.” St Francis of Assisi

“Many people nowadays say, ‘I wish I could see his shape, his appearance, his clothes, his sandals.’ Only look! You see him! You touch him! You eat him!” St John Chrysostom

“The Eucharist is a fire which inflames us.” St John Damascene

“Not to go to Communion is like someone dying of thirst beside a spring.” St John Vianney

“Our sharing in the Body and Blood of Christ has no other purpose than to transform us into that which we receive.” Pope St Leo the Great

“Go often to Holy Communion. Go very often! This is your one remedy.” St Thérèse of Lisieux

“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 Saviour draws the whole world with him and raises it to God.” Pope St John Paul II

“Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the Living Heart of each of our parishes.” Blessed Paul VI

“Do not think that Jesus Christ is forgetful of you, since he has left you, as the greatest memorial and pledge of his love, himself in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.” St Alphonsus Liguori

“When the Sisters are exhausted, up to their eyes in work; when all seems to go awry, they spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. This practice has never failed to bear fruit: they experience peace and strength.” St Teresa of Calcutta

Bonus Quote:

“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament … There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth.” J R R Tolkien


Meeting Christ in the EucharistThese quotes are extracted from Meeting Christ in the Eucharist by Fr Stephen Wang. Grow in love for Christ in the Eucharist with prayers, scripture readings, meditations, and quotations from the Catechism and from the saints, along with stunning art to aid personal reflection.

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