eucharistic adoration

DEAR FATHER | Adoration is a time to concentrate solely on the presence of Jesus

One story told about St. John Vianney, the saintly pastor of Ars in France, is that he often saw a farmer sit in the back of the parish church. The saint noticed that the farmer would spend long periods of time there before the Eucharist. Finally one day, the saint asked him what he did during his time of adoration. The farmer simply responded, "I look at Him and He looks at me."

This is what Eucharistic Adoration is: a time for us to concentrate exclusively on Jesus present before us and allow Him to look back upon us with love.

DEAR FATHER | Adoration is a time to concentrate solely on the presence of Jesus

Father John Mayo

What is Eucharistic Adoration? What are proper behaviors and proper ways to spend time at Eucharistic Adoration? 

One story told about St. John Vianney, the saintly pastor of Ars in France, is that he often saw a farmer sit in the back of the parish church. The saint took notice that the farmer would spend long periods of time there before the Eucharist. Finally one day, the saint asked him what he did during his time of adoration. The farmer simply responded, "I look at Him and He looks at me."

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As a proud fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, I applaud Archbishop (Robert J.) Carlson for calling the faithful to join him in celebrating his yearly Mass for Religious Freedom.

CHRIST ADORED

Corpus Christi procession at St. Joseph Parish in Imperial.

Members of St. Joseph Parish in Imperial had just finished receiving Communion at Mass. Then their pastor, Msgr. Timothy Cronin, gently placed the Eucharist into a monstrance, and following him, a crowd of about 150 people processed out of church, ready to share their gift with the community.

Vatican organizing worldwide, simultaneous eucharistic adoration June 2

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Vatican officials are making strategic phone calls to some of the world's most far-flung dioceses, trying to verify that in each of the world's inhabited time zones there will be an organized hour of eucharistic adoration coinciding with 5-6 p.m. Rome time June 2.

The Vatican is trying to organize a global hour of prayer around the Eucharist "for the first time in the history of the church," said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, the office organizing events for the Year of Faith.

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