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.