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Eucharistic Adoration
The Family Apostolate

"The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead but for an hour of companionship."

- Venerable (Archbishop) Fulton Sheen

 

Why spend one hour (Holy Hour)

Any amount of time spent in the Eucharist adoration is valuable and beneficial for our soul. The Eucharist isn’t a symbol but God Himself on the altar. However, one of the most touching aspects of adoration is that our attentive presence consoles the Lord. He enjoys us while we live on earth but in heaven, it will be us enjoying Him. Here are some reasons for spending a full holy hour:

# 1

It creates a sacred space for entering into a personal relationship with God. 

By spending time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, we draw closer to Him. We come to know ourselves and God better. Jesus loves us intimately and we bring joy to His Sacred Heart when we spend an hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament.

# 2

​Our time is a generous gift to the Lord.

Taking the time to thank the Lord for all the blessings we've received is an act of love and gratitude. Giving our time also says yes to the Lord’s request in the garden, “Will you not watch one hour with me?” (Mt. 26:40) 

# 3

​Jesus gives us His graces. 

Jesus stays with us day and night in the Blessed Sacrament and pours His graces on us. When we talk to Him about our problems and challenges, He can help us bring clarity to our situations. It gives us time to listen to our Lord.

# 4

​It brings peace. 

The Eucharistic brings peace to our hearts. Peace of heart communicates to other people even if we don’t realize it and our presence becomes a healing balm to others. Peaceful hearts make a more peaceful world.

# 5

​It allows us to rest awhile.

Quiet time spent in adoration gives us time to calm our mind and heart from the busyness of life. We can concentrate a little on Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and feel his words, “Come to Me all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest.” (Mt. 11:28).

# 6

​Adoration is the highest form of meditation: 

The body becomes more awake and more purposeful when it meditates. Meditation heals the body. It teaches the human mind to respond, rather than react, to situations in life. Adoration brings the human mind and body to a level of spiritual discipline needed to overcome worldly distractions.

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