Not in symbol, not in sign,
But in very Presence near,
God Incarnate, Man Divine,
Under form of bread and wine,
Jesus Christ Himself is here.
Priest and Sacrifice remaining,
By the priests whom He doth send,
Christ to God, o'er all things reigning
Offers up HImself, obtaining
My salvation to the end.
Therefore I my heart upraising,
Kneel this Sacrament before,
Contemplate His love amazing
And with saints and angels praising,
On the altar Christ adore.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
When on earth we end our days,
Not to us, but Thine the merit,
That Thy Kingdom we inherit,
Through this sacrifice of praise.
-Caroline F. Little
The time you spend with the Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth.
- Saint Teresa of Calcutta