Top 10 Most Beautiful St. Faustina Quotes on the Eucharist
St. Faustina was one of the many saints who held an intimate devotion to the Eucharist, and she frequently expressed her deep love for Jesus in Holy Communion in her writings. When we approach Jesus with the same open heart she had, ready to receive His very essence into our bodies and souls, we embrace the totality of His mercy. Let us always receive Jesus’ Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity with complete gratitude and humility, as St. Faustina exhibited whenever she approached the Sacrament of the Altar. These St. Faustina quotes on the Eucharist will inspire and encourage you.
1. “O King of glory, though you hide your beauty, yet the eye of my soul rends the veil. I see the angelic choirs giving you honor without cease.”
We must unite ourselves with Jesus in this mystical marriage of hearts, ours and His. Like any lover, Jesus desires to be sought, so He remains hidden in the clandestine form of a small host – quiet and nearly invisible. It is in this Sacrament where we must seek Him earnestly, wholeheartedly, and without reservation. When we do, He meets us with the fire of Divine Love.
2. “All the good that is in me is due to Holy Communion. I owe everything to it. I feel this holy fire has transformed me completely.”
We cannot underestimate the power of receiving the Eucharist. St. Faustina knew this well. Her humility played an integral part of how she received Jesus – with meekness, with surrender and complete confidence in His mercy. How often do we approach the altar with distractions and mental clutter? Instead, let us empty ourselves as we prepare for Communion, so that we, too, may be completely and permanently transformed by His Precious Body and Blood.
3. “In all my sufferings and struggles, I was not omitting Holy Communion.
When life becomes drudgery, we may be tempted to distance ourselves from the Eucharist, perhaps because we feel ashamed or unworthy to receive Him. It’s true that the Consecrated Host represents perfection and purity, but that doesn’t mean we should refrain from handing Jesus our interior messes. As long as our souls are in a state of grace, we should always tether ourselves to this sacrament, because He will fortify us with His very self during the times when we are weak and incapable of achieving good on our own.
4. “Jesus, source of my life, sanctify me. O my strength, fortify me. My commander, fight for me.”
What a beautiful prayer! We would do well to memorize it, because these simple, yet profound, words lifted to the heights of Heaven are enough for us to approach Jesus with a complete willingness to do His will. We acknowledge Him as the source of all that we are and have. We petition for Him to increase our strength for the journey ahead. And we implore that He will intercede for us when spiritual attack ricochets on all sides.
5. “Holy Communion assures me that I will win the victory; and so it is. I fear the day when I do not receive Holy Communion. The bread of the Strong gives me all the strength I need to carry on my mission and to do whatever the Lord asks of me.”
At times, we doubt our mission, especially when we encounter inevitable roadblocks and setbacks. If we approach Jesus in the Eucharist and receive Him frequently, we can be assured that all of our exterior and interior battles will be conquered by the Victor of all. Jesus takes over our weaknesses and brokenness when we receive Him with love and in a state of grace. Let us never question the incredible power at our disposal in this Holy Sacrament.
6. “The mercy of God, hidden in the Blessed Sacrament, the voice of the Lord who speaks to us from the throne of mercy: Come to me, all you who labor…”
We rarely hear God’s voice, and many have, in fact, abandoned the Faith altogether because they have no empirical or experiential evidence for God’s existence. Even so, we must remember that the Lord does not want an easy love, one that is built on sand rather than rock. Instead, He wants us to pursue Him as He pursues us – relentlessly and fervently. In the quiet moments leading up to the reception of the Eucharist, we can listen for His voice as He speaks intimately, personally, and with great mercy.
7. “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.”
When we are ashamed because of our concupiscence, our tendency is to retreat inward and build invisible walls around our hearts as a fortress to keep away the tenderness of love and mercy. But Jesus asks us to open wide the gates of our hearts, so that, in our vulnerability, all of the weaknesses and vices we carry might be transformed by His healing touch through the Sacrament of the Eucharist. His mercy is like a fountain – never-ending, always prevailing, and available to all. Let us approach this fountain of love with the utmost humility, so that we might be changed by His Love.
8. “O Jesus, concealed in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, my only love and mercy, I commend to You all the needs of my body and soul. You can help me, because You are Mercy itself. In You lies all my hope.”
If we do not turn to Jesus in the Eucharist, we fail to avail ourselves of the fullness of mercy and love and even healing. Though physical healing of our maladies and ailments may not occur, Jesus always immerses us in His peace when we receive Him with a grateful heart, one that is childlike and runs to Him with frequency and urgency.
9. “I will not allow myself to be so absorbed in the whirlwind of work as to forget about God. I will spend all my free moments at the feet of the Master hidden in the Blessed Sacrament. He has been tutoring me from my most tender years.”
It’s difficult to take a hiatus from our daily work to attend to the spiritual need of silence and solitude that is necessary for approaching Jesus in the Eucharist. This requires a particular discipline of the heart, one that is quietly vigilant rather than frivolously busy with the diversions of daily living. Let us break from the frenzy and deliberately enter into the cell of our hearts to receive Him and to give Him all that we are and all that we have. It is the same attitude that we need for fruitful prayer. Try praying St. Faustina's Divine Mercy Chaplet to bring yourself closer to Jesus and share in her devotion to Him in the Eucharist.
10. “Hidden Jesus, glorious pledge of my resurrection.
All my life is concentrated in You.
It is You, O Host, who empower me to love forever,
And I know that You will love me as Your child in return.”
Only the childlike can draw closer to Jesus in the Eucharist, because a child understands the juxtaposition of simplicity and complexity that is encompassed in that tiny, hidden Host. We must desire to become like children again, without the complications we create through fretting and skepticism. Instead, we would see Jesus as He is, in all of His glory, hidden but visible in the Divine Host, available to us, longing for us. Let us pine for Him and allow nothing to prevent us from begging for His mercy when we receive Him in this Blessed Sacrament.
Though we may never fully comprehend the mystery of the Eucharist, we can – and should – remain faithful to the Sacrament of His Body and Blood through frequent reception, if possible, and Eucharistic Adoration. For St. Faustina, the message of Divine Mercy was intricately intertwined with this sacrament, along with Confession. If only we knew the graces dispensed at the Altar, if only we would avail ourselves of them on a regular basis, how few would our worries and anxieties be! St. Faustina knew this well. She was aware of her weakness, but she did not let that deter her from falling at the feet of Jesus, her beloved. So, too, must we turn to Him in our times of failures and mistakes. Only when we are acutely aware of our weaknesses can we truly appreciate the treasure we have in this sacrament.