Friday, November 20, 2009

Why a HOLY HOUR before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament?

Blessed Sacrament OLOGCPhoto by Esther G.

PERHAPS MANY still ask that question. To it there is basically only one answer: Jesus Christ, the God-Man, is present....

He is present in that special Eucharistic manner of transubstantiation in which the very substance of the bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.

St. Thomas taught that the Eucharist is the greatest of miracles ever worked by Christ, to perpetuate his Passion and Sacrifice with us and to be specially present to each individual.

Christ is present there for us, to manifest his great love for us. St. Thomas says, "He cares for us and is there." If we care for him, we would also be there for a Holy Hour or some other form of Eucharistic adoration. Christ had asked this of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque as he had asked the apostles in the Garden of Olives: "Can you not watch one hour with me?"
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2 comments:

Easter A. said...

My good friend, Esther,

The picture on the front page of my book was taken at the lanai of Our Lady of Good Counsel, after adoration. I have spent many hours in that chapel to discern God's will and words to use for the book. Adoration is such a powerful tool in bringing us closer to God. His Holy Name be praised!

Thank you for designing my book cover, dear Esther! Praise God for your gift and all you good works!

Esther G. said...

Oh, thank you for sharing that Easter. I often wondered if the florals were from your backyard. BTW, it was my pleasure.