Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Eucharistic Adoration

“The Hour of Adoration prepares one for Holy Mass and Holy Communion. Frequent encounters and familiar conversation with Jesus produce friendship, resemblance, and identity of thought,
of feeling and of willing with Jesus.”
Blessed James Alberione

Sacramentum Caritatis
Receiving the Eucharist means adoring him whom we receive. Only in this way do we become one with him, and are given, as it were, a foretaste of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself. Indeed, "only in adoration can a profound and genuine reception mature. And it is precisely this personal encounter with the Lord that then strengthens the social mission contained in the Eucharist, which seeks to break down not only the walls that separate the Lord and ourselves, but also and especially the walls that separate us from one another." (193)

Benedict XVI

“Jesus, Divine Master, we adore You as the only-begotten Son of God, who came on earth to give abundant life to humanity. We thank You because by Your death on the cross, You give us life through Baptism and You nourish us in the Eucharist” Bl. James Alberione

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