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Eucharistic Heart of Jesus: Eucharistic Adoration Clinton R. LeFort

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus: Eucharistic Adoration

Published July 31st 2014
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91 pages
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As Catholics we have a long tradition of Perpetual Adoration or Eucharistic Adoration as it is commonly called. Eucharistic Adoration spread throughout the world shortly it was introduced by the Monks of Citeaux around 1393. It soon became a popularMoreAs Catholics we have a long tradition of Perpetual Adoration or Eucharistic Adoration as it is commonly called. Eucharistic Adoration spread throughout the world shortly it was introduced by the Monks of Citeaux around 1393. It soon became a popular devotion first throughout Europe then other parts of the world. In short, Perpetual Adoration is a central devotion which expresses who we are as Catholic. Eucharistic Contemplation is paramount to the experience of adoration and is a grace given to those who spend time with the Eucharistic Lord.This book is a collection of meditations first written over a period of three years and mailed to Eucharistic Adoration chapels throughout the United States. Afterwards, a copy of the same meditations was sent to all of the Bishops throughout the United States. The book was warmly received by the Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and granted an Imprimatur. Since then these meditations have been the source and strength of others throughout the world. Im humbled by the reality that God can use our words to bring him glory and that they can be an instrument of peace during the time of our Eucharistic Adoration. I hope that these meditations will be a source of Eucharistic Contemplation for many other today and in the future.Conceived by the Holy SpiritHe was formed by the Holy Ghost in the Virgin Mothers womb. How do we contemplate so pro­found a Mystery, which we are before? This silent Mystery we are before, the Eternal Word of God can be understood from the reflection of one of the First Century Bishops:Eph. 19.1 (AF-E) if Now the virginity of Mary and her giving birth were hidden from the ruler of this age, as was also the death of the Lord-three mysteries to be loudly proclaimed, yet which were accom­plished in the silence of God.[Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Ephesians, 19:2]Here St. Ignatius does three things. First, he outlines the profound Mystery of the Word of God when he says, the virginity of Mary. This Mystery of faith from the first century of the Church has relevance for us when we come before the Blessed Eucharist. Secondly,he indicates that not only was Mary a Virgin, but also that it was a great Mystery to the early Christians that her giving birth, to the Son of God , was deemed a miracle of God. One early poet named Sedulius praised the Virgin Birth in what has become a famous hymn to Christ: