Eucharistic Adoration

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“Could you not spend even one hour with me?” –  Matthew 26:40

 

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“The Church and the world have great need of Eucharistic adoration. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration and contemplation full of faith. And let us be ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease.”

~Bl. John Paul II  (Dominicae Cenae: Letter to Priests, Holy Thursday, 1980)



Catechism of the Catholic Church on Eucharistic Adoration

The presence of Christ by the power of his word and the Holy Spirit

“‘Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us,’ is present in many ways to his Church (Rom 8:34):  in his word, in his Church’s prayer…in the poor, the sick, and the imprisoned, in the sacraments of which he is the author, in the sacrifice of the Mass, and in the person of the minister.  But ‘he is present…most especially in the Eucharistic species.’” (CCC 1373)

“The mode of Christ’s presence under the Eucharistic species is unique.  It raises the Eucharist above all the sacraments as ‘the perfection of the spiritual life and the end to which all the sacraments tend’ (Aquinas).  In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist ‘the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained’ (Council of Trent 1551). ‘This presence is called real – by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be real too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense:  that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present.’” (CCC 1374)