WORDS OF POPE JOHN PAUL II
“I hope that this form
of Perpetual Adoration, with permanent exposition of
the Blessed Sacrament will continue into the future. Specifically, I hope
that the fruit of this Congress results in the establishment of Perpetual
Eucharistic Adoration in all parishes and Christian communities throughout the
world,” (June 1993 homily at the 45th International Eucharistic
Congress in Seville, Spain).
"Your faith will help you
realize that it is Jesus Himself Who is present in
the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for you and calling you to spend one special
specific hour with Him each week."
"The best the surest and the
most effective way of establishing
everlasting peace on the face of the earth
is through the great power of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament."
(Prayer beginning Perpetual Adoration on December 8, 1982 at St. Peter's in Rome).
"Since Christ is the only
way to the Father, in order to highlight His living
and saving presence in the Church and the world, the International Eucharistic
Congress will take place in Rome, on the occasion of the Great Jubilee. The
Year 2000 will be intensely Eucharistic: in the Sacrament of the Eucharist the
Savior, who took flesh in Mary's womb twenty centuries ago, continues to offer
Himself to humanity as the source of Divine Life," (Tertio Millennio
"It is most fitting that my first
stop among the Korean people should
be in a Church such as this, where the minds and hearts of the faithful are
constantly raised up in adoration before Christ in the Most Holy
Eucharist,” Pope John Paul II at Good Shepherd Church in Seoul, one of the 75
parishes in Korea with Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration."