What is Adoration?
Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby the faithful agree to be present for a certain period (e.g., half hour or hour) taking turns to adore the Most Blessed Sacrament. Adoration at St. Louis is on Sundays from 8:30 am - 6:30 pm in the St. Louis Stone Chapel.
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in awe and wonder is something faithful Catholics have been doing for centuries. Saint Alphonsus Liguori proclaimed,
"Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us."
How can I spend an hour with Jesus?
- Give thanks for all the blessings you have received
- Listen to what He has to tell you
- Tell Him about your happy and sad moments
- Talk to Him about your family, friends and loved ones
- Tell Him about you triumphs and deceptions
- Ask Him for help if you need it
- Read the Holy Scriptures
- Bring a book to help you meditate
- Pray the Holy Rosary
- Pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
- Pray for the sick
- Tell Him how much you love Him
- Enjoy being in His presence
What are some good reasons for Adoration?
- To provide an easy, attractive, and practical way of rendering God adoration which is His due as our Creator, of giving Him thanks for our redemption, of making reparation for our sins and the sins of mankind; of petitioning the good God for the constant help we need.
- To show our gratitude to our Lord for remaining among us in our tabernacles, and to make at least some atonement for the many sacrileges, indifferences, and ingratitude which He receives in His Sacrament of Love.
To become an adorer or for more information, please contact Maria Giorla at firstname.lastname@example.org.