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What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is adoring the True Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ – his Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity – in the Holy Eucharist. Because we believe that Christ is truly made present in the consecration of the Eucharist, we give the Blessed Sacrament the same honor and reverence accorded to Christ himself.
“Could you not watch one hour with me?” – Matthew 26:40
Those who chose to sign up on our schedule spend an hour with Christ as Guardians of the Eucharist, whether that be on a one-time basis or ongoing. Mother Theresa of Calcutta made a Holy Hour every day and encouraged other to follow her example. Everyone is welcome at any time to stop in and spend time, even just a few minutes, adoring our Lord.
St. Alphonsus Liguori wrote: “Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the Sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us. The Eucharist is a priceless treasure. By not only celebrating the Eucharist, but also praying before it outside of Mass, we are enabled to make contact with the very wellsprings of Grace.”
What does one do during a Holy Hour?
During Adoration, one simply contemplates the mystery of the Word made flesh (John 1:14). It is said that when the 19th century French priest St. John Vianney was asked what he said to Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration, he replied, “Nothing. I look at Him and He looks at me.”
The following prayers and devotions may help spark a contemplation or conversation with Christ:
- Reading Scripture
- Praying the Rosary or Divine Mercy Chaplet
- Spiritual Reading
- Liturgy of the Hours or Divine Office