Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Thomas Kronholz

12/10/2011 (3 years ago)

Catholic Online (

Prostrating ourselves with the shepherds and Magi in humility and love let us exclaim: "O! Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, I put all my Trust in You!"


By Thomas Kronholz

Catholic Online (

12/10/2011 (3 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

BALTIMORE, Md. (Catholic Online) - Who has not dreamt of adoring the Christ Child in Bethlehem? Worshiping alongside the shepherds and angels on Christmas night. Gazing upon the Word made Flesh.

Yet even as we long for a glimpse of Christ's holy face we forget that He remains in our midst; not only spiritually, but truly and substantially in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Though born and raised Catholic, I was twenty years old before I was introduced to Eucharistic Adoration. Like many in my generation I was without knowledge of or recourse to many traditions of our faith, but our Lord brought me into His presence.

Kneeling for the first time before the Sacred Host, I grappled with feelings of unrest as I had no knowledge of this worship. Yet I made a humble act of faith praying, "O! Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, I put all my trust in You!" and a mysterious fire ignited within me that I had never experienced before.

Countless are the souls that describe an intimacy and power in this worship. Upon instituting daily adoration, Mother Teresa explained that her vocations doubled. Yet for all His graces, I took our Lord for granted, visiting only occasionally.

Christ did not draw great crowds to his birth and He allowed Himself to be abandoned on the cross. He who spent His agony alone rarely forces us into His presence. Yet He continues to draw us all with love, and years later I was struck again by the marvel of our Lord's presence.

Upon stepping into a chapel in Baltimore, it became so strikingly clear that Jesus was present I could have laughed in my utter amazement. An old priest bowing at the altar turned and smiled at me with great love, and I wondered how we could be alone in this worship.

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life." Will not Christ heal us if we only look upon Him? What miracles would take place if we cast our eyes on our Eucharistic Lord?

Not only spending an hour with Him in spiritual reading, but gazing upon Him in loving contemplation. It is the great mystery of our faith that our Lord chose to be born of man, placed at birth in a feed box, in the city called, "House of Bread."

Who would not cross a desert to adore the Infant-Jesus in Bethlehem? It is our heart's desire, so come. Let us adore Jesus truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Let our eyes pierce eternity and begin heaven by fixing them on God. Prostrating ourselves with the shepherds and Magi in humility and love let us exclaim:

"O! Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, I put all my Trust in You! O! Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, with all my heart I Love You!"


Thomas Kronholz is regular reader and viewer of Catholic Online who submitted this meditation for our review. We are pleased to publish it.


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'

Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for October 2015
That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.
Evangelization: That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.


More Living Faith

Come together this Thanksgiving with a beautiful prayer Watch

Image of Each year thousands of families celebrate Thanksgiving, but make the food their priority. This year, make God and all He has given us your priority.


Each year, millions of people across the United States rush to grocery stores and prepare to visit their families in celebration of Thanksgiving. Visiting loved ones and enjoying a specially prepared meal are both wonderful parts of celebrating, but don't forget to ... continue reading

Pope Francis: Jesus is weeping over a WORLD AT WAR

Image of Pope Francis mourns a world at war.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pope Francis has made it clear, Jesus is weeping over a world at war. It has become obvious that this is a time of extreme danger for all people around the globe. No population is safe from terror. The threats aren't just from terrorist organizations like ISIS and Al ... continue reading

Oxford to begin study of Catholic relics. Here are 5 macabre relics people venerate from around the world Watch

Image of The skull of St. Thomas Aquinas.


The veneration of relics in the Catholic Church has been one of the most debated practices in the faith. While such veneration is actually common in the human experience -even Communists did it with the body of Lenin, the veneration of relics in the Church is the ... continue reading

Nine bishops, one abbot, dine and dialogue with peace activists Watch

Image of

By Tony Magliano

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops' fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot, decided to skip dinner at the downtown Marriott Waterfront hotel, and walked several blocks to an inner city parish to share a simple meal with about 30 peace ... continue reading

Woman turns her cancer over to Jesus Christ - survives, thrives Watch

Image of Heather King shares her struggles in her new memoir,

By Mary Rezac, CNA/EWTN News

Heather King never cared much for doctors. Los Angeles, CA (CNA) - It's an attitude she partly inherited from her mother, "who classified ginger ale as a medicine, considered Novocain a snobbish extravagance" and somehow managed to avoid a visit to the doctor's office ... continue reading

Top 5 ways to find joy Watch

Image of Find happiness in spite of the darkness.


It is easy to fall prey to depression and sadness with everything that has been going on in the world these days. The trick to maintaining a positive attitude and living in the joy God has for us is as easy as following five simple steps. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading

Want to lose the War on Christmas? Surrender Advent Watch

Image of What millions of Christians do a day after expressing thanks for what they already have.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Want to lose the War on Christmas? Surrender Advent. We Christians have gone out of our minds, arguing about Starbucks cups and greeters who (correctly) say "Happy Holidays" in place of "Merry Christmas." In all the bustle of the season, we have forgotten that Advent ... continue reading

Cardinal Sarah releases new book, 'God or Nothing,' on civilization's fall from grace Watch

Image of Without God, the cardinal said,

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

At the presentation of his new book, Cardinal Robert Sarah said that Western society is rapidly forgetting God, and expressed his desire to help people rediscover him through both prayer and witness. Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - "I would like to help people ... continue reading

Holy Door in St. Peter's basilica to open for first time in 15 years for Holy Year of Mercy Watch

Image of The rite of the opening of the Holy Door is intended to symbolically illustrate the idea that the Church's faithful are offered an

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

Hidden since the Jubilee of 2000, the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica was revealed Tuesday as the brick wall covering it was removed in anticipation of the Holy Year of Mercy launching next month. Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - Cardinal Angelo Comastri, the ... continue reading

5 powerful Bible verses you need when fear and terror strike Watch

Image of


Fear is a powerful thing. Fear can completely cripple the body and soul. Since the terrifying Paris terrorist attacks last week the news has been full of death, terrorists, murder and fear. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Those not in power are left wondering ... continue reading

All Living Faith News


Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Prayer For Courage HD Video
  • President likens Syrian refugees to pilgrims on Mayflower in ...
  • The Miracle Prayer HD Video
  • 'Black Friday' leaving bruises as shoppers trample each other for ...
  • Daily Readings for Sunday, November 29, 2015
  • BIGGER THAN ISIS - There's a hidden power behind ISIS and it's so big ...
  • St. Saturninus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, November 29, 2015

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 33:14-16
14 "Look, the days are coming, Yahweh declares, when I shall fulfil the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14
4 DIRECT me in your ways, Yahweh, and teach me your paths.5 ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 21:25-28, 34-36
25 'There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations ... Read More

Reading 2, First Thessalonians 3:12--4:2
12 May the Lord increase and enrich your love for each other and for all, ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for November 29th, 2015 Image

St. Saturninus
November 29: St. Saturninus Bishop of Toulouse and Martyr ... Read More