St. Teresa of Calcutta’s life, work and missionary travels were not just to try to provoke a revolution of charity in one person at a time, but to foster the genuine Eucharistic revival that would lead to an over-flow of love. She spoke often of the transformative power of the Mass, but, especially among faithful Catholics, she tried to get them to heighten their Eucharistic spirituality through Eucharistic adoration.

In a talk in Los Angeles, she encouraged Catholics in the United States to spend more time praying before Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, saying, “People ask me: ‘What will convert America and save the world?’ My answer is prayer. What we need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in holy hours of prayer.”

She spoke of the benefits: “Nowhere on earth are we more welcomed or loved than by Jesus in Eucharist. When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now. This is why we need Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in every Parish throughout the entire World.” She expanded: “Perpetual adoration is the most beautiful thing you could ever think of doing. … Imagine for a moment that we are living in Jesus’ time and He has invited us to visit with Him and spend some quiet time getting to know Him better. Being aware who He was, we would be humbled and honored by such an invitation. The good news is that Jesus is here with us today — body, blood, soul and divinity — in the Holy Eucharist. Although Jesus comes to us under the appearance of bread and wine, his presence is as real to us now as He was flesh-and-blood-real to his disciples when he walked this earth. He can perform miracles, heal us, teach us and love us. We can talk to him and he can speak to us.

She summarized, “The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth.”