Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Could you not watch one hour with Me?
PEA is 24 hour, ongoing Adoration of our Lord exposed in the Eucharist.
When we as individuals or as a community take time out of our hectic lives and give a little to our Lord we proclaim to everyone that Jesus, Our Lord, is truly present among us. We attest to the importance of prayer in our lives. The more we avail ourselves of presenting ourselves before the Lord in his Eucharistic Presence, the more we respond to his invitation "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" For this reason, PEA is inviting adorers to commit to pray in the Presence of Jesus for an hour a week at a specific day and time. Prayers offered in the presence of our Lord are also dedicated to Vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate and to religious life. By our prayer and presence we bring Christ to His people.
What do I do while adoring?
While visiting our Lord, you might wish to... Pray... Read from Sacred Scripture... Meditate on spiritual writings... Simply just sit in the presence of our Lord in humble Adoration
Why is exposition necessary?
The difference between spending time before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance, rather than in the tabernacle, is the same difference between conversing with a friend face-to-face instead of having a closed door between you. Most people say that seeing Jesus in His Eucharistic Presence is much more conductive to intimacy than having Him hidden in a tabernacle. It helps one to be faithful to their scheduled hour because they know that Jesus cannot be left alone in the Blessed Sacrament exposed in a monstrance. The scheduled adorers are guardians of the Blessed Sacrament, so their presence is necessary. But by far the most compelling reason for exposition is because the Holy Spirit asks for it.
What are the benefits?
Each person that spends time in the presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament grows in holiness. Communally, increased mass attendance, conversions, return of fallen away Catholics, vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life, better confessions are just some of the many fruits of Eucharistic Adoration. Through our Holy Hours of prayer the Holy Father declared that we are contributing to "the radical transformation of the world," the "establishing of everlasting peace," and the coming of Christ's kingdom on earth.
Holy hours needed
Hours in bold are in most need.
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