Eucharistic Adoration

Daily Catholic Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

“One day a rather worldly friend asked St. Francis of Assisi, ‘What do you do during those long hours before the Blessed Sacrament?’ ‘My son, in return I ask you what does the poor man do at the rich man’s door, the sick man in the presence of his physician, the thirsty man at a cool stream? What they do, […]

Hectic Schedules, Quiet Reflection and a Timeless Lesson

In January 2007, I became a Eucharistic guardian at my parish, which is blessed to have perpetual Eucharistic adoration. This hour each week in the True Presence of Christ has been an incredible blessing in my life and the reflection and prayer time has been the inspiration for much of my writing. I distinctly remember going to Eucharistic adoration one […]

Changing My Perspective on Adoration

Years ago, our parish started a Eucharistic Adoration program, and, like the good signer-upper that I have always been, I promptly agreed to a crazy early morning hour. I had no idea what I would do for an entire hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament exposed on the altar, but I was sold on it all the same. That […]

Margaret Rose Realy: Cultivating the Garden with Words

Cultivating God's Garden through Lent by Margaret Rose Healy

I thought I knew, long before Lent started, what my Lenten reading plan would be. (In fact, I went so far as to write about it.) I should have known better, I suppose. The weekend after I “set” that reading plan, I read the brand-new book by Margaret Rose Realy, Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent. Yes, I read it in […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta on the Blessed Sacrament

“I know I wouldn’t be able to work one week if it were not for the continual force coming from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. In our society we begin our day with Mass and Holy Communion and we end it with one full hour of Adoration. We have permission from the different bishops to expose the Blessed Sacrament. All […]

Daily Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

“In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering. “With the Synod Assembly, therefore, I heartily recommend […]

What To Do When There’s Nothing Left To Do: The E&O Strategy

In so many aspects of our daily lives, our roles entail doing things. For example, as a guy, I’m hardwired to work in order to provide for my family. I have goals to achieve, emails to answer, action items to accomplish, clients to serve. I prioritize, plan, work, and pray like crazy. Every day. If there’s a need, or a […]

The Most Effective and Radical Remedy Against Idolatry

Confronting Aggressive Secularism One of Pope Benedict’s greatest priorities has been to respond to the worsening secularism in western culture that is attempting to rebuild society on atheistic foundations. He has been confronting the efforts of those elites seeking to ban God and religion from public life, repeatedly reminded the world that when we forget God we not only lose […]

I Fall To My Knees

I Fall To My Knees (A Reflection on Eucharistic Adoration) In the True Presence of Christ, I fall to my knees. I am humbled to be so near Him in the form of the Eucharist. A feeling of peace and joy comes over me. I start to pray in earnest because our Lord hears our prayers. I offer Him my […]

Daily Quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him. Theological insights are gained not only from between two covers of a book, but from two bent knees before an altar. The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of […]