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Pope reports new burst of interest in Eucharistic adoration

Catholic World News - November 17, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI is happy to report a “springtime of Eucharist devotion in the Church today,” he told his weekly public audience on November 16.

The Pope said that he has seen a revival of interest in Eucharistic adoration, especially among young people. It is a “wonderful development,” he said that more people “stop in silence before the tabernacle to spend time with Him.”

The Pope made these remarks as he discussed the influence of St. Juliana of Liege, an Augustinian nun who experienced a mystical vision that prompted her to advocate the establishment of the liturgical feast of Corpus Christi to inspire greater devotion to the Eucharist. Pope Urban IV proclaimed that feast in 1264, enlisting St. Thomas Aquinas to write the beautiful liturgical texts for the feast.

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  • Posted by: Bernadette - Nov. 18, 2010 11:13 AM ET USA

    This Sunday on the Solemnity of Christ the King, our Sacred Heart oarish in Prescott, Arizona will celebrate its 14th anniversary of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in our Precious Blood Adoration Chapel. Praised be Jesus Christ! Now and Forever!

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Nov. 17, 2010 9:02 PM ET USA

    Our church instituted perpetual Eucharistic Adoration nearly 12 years ago. Catholics from surrounding parishes have joined us in committing hours to adoration. In addition to the weekly committment of an hour, many, many people make visits daily to adore our Lord. It is such a holy and peaceful place in the middle of this chaotic world.

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