5 Things To Know About Eucharistic Adoration
1. Eucharistic Adoration is the worship of Jesus Himself.
Eucharistic adoration is the worship of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus, truly present in the Eucharistic Host: "The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession." - Pope Paul VI
2. Eucharistic Adoration draws us close to Jesus and allows us to join Him in offering the world to God the Father.
“Closeness to the Eucharistic Christ in silence and contemplation does not distance us from our contemporaries but on the contrary, it makes us open to human joy and distress, broadening our hearts on a global scale. Anyone who prays to the Eucharistic Savior draws the whole world with him and raises it to God.” - St. John Paul II
3. Eucharistic Adoration is a personal encounter with Christ that holds us in His love.
“Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are preceded by a personal encounter with Him. Theological insights are gained not only from between the two covers of a book, but from two bent knees to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world.” - Ven. Fulton Sheen
4. Eucharistic contemplation opens the door to the Holy Spirit and empowers us to be joyful evangelizers.
"Spirit-filled evangelizers means evangelizers fearlessly open to the working of the Holy Spirit. At Pentecost, the Spirit made the apostles go forth from themselves and turned them into heralds of God’s wondrous deeds, capable of speaking to each person in his or her own language. The Holy Spirit also grants the courage to proclaim the newness of the Gospel with boldness in every time and place, even when it meets with opposition. Let us call upon him today, firmly rooted in prayer, for without prayer all our activity risks being fruitless and our message empty. Jesus wants evangelizers who proclaim the good news not only with words, but above all by a life transfigured by God’s presence." - Pope Francis
5. Priests are in great need of Eucharistic intercession.
Priests are instrumental evangelizers in a culture that badly needs to hear the Gospel message. They need and benefit greatly from our intercession. Let us begin:
We intend in a very particular way to entrust all priests to Mary, the Mother of the Eternal High Priest, bringing about in the Church a movement of prayer, placing 24-hour continuous Eucharistic adoration at the center, so that a prayer of adoration, thanksgiving, praise, petition, and reparation will be raised to God, incessantly and from every corner of the earth, with the primary intention of awakening a sufficient number of holy vocations to the priestly state and, at the same time, spiritually uniting with a certain spiritual maternity — at the level of the Mystical Body — all those who have already been called to the ministerial priesthood and are ontologically conformed to the one High and Eternal priest. - Cláudio Cardinal Hummes, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy