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Apologetics 101: Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration, where we pray in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, is an important practice that can change your life.

· In Eucharistic Adoration we worship and spend time with Our Lord who we receive at Mass

o Spending time in Adoration, before the exposed host, shows our belief in the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament

o The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: “Because Christ himself is present in the sacrament of the altar, he is to be honored with the worship of adoration. To visit the Blessed Sacrament is . . . a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord” (1418)

· Although we can say prayers like the rosary, we should try to just “be” with Jesus in Adoration

o The Apostles were first called to be with Jesus, before going out and doing anything – “He appointed twelve [whom he also named apostles] that they might be with him” (Mark 3:1)

o Everything else we do as Catholics should flow out of our life of prayer – out of our “being with” Jesus

· Ask yourself: what is keeping me from going to Adoration?

Book Recommendation: In Sinu Jesu

This book is a record of the messages a monk received from God, primarily about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration.