Adoration for Religious

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Most growing congregations have at least one hour of daily Eucharistic Adoration.

The Apostolic Constitution, Vultum Dei Quaerere – On Women’s Contemplative Life of June 29, 2016 mandates:  “Conclusions and Regulations … Art.6 §1. Each monastery, in elaborating its plan of community and fraternal life, in addition to carefully preparing its eucharistic celebrations, is to set aside appropriate times for eucharistic adoration, also inviting the faithful of the local Church to take part.”

We are happy to assist any religious community in having Adoration or fulfilling this mandate.

We encourage religious to make a daily hour of adoration and to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament as much as possible.

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St. Mother Teresa of the Missionaries of Charity, who have a contemplative branch, exhorted religious:

“If you are looking for vocations, as a community have adoration often every day if possible. Once the Missionaries of Charity started daily adoration, their vocations doubled. I know I would not be able to work one week if it were not for that continual force coming from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (during my Holy Hour of Adoration). To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with Him is the Greatest Gift of Love – the tender love of Our Father in Heaven.”

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen proposed a daily continuous Holy Hour in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament for all religious.  We need “psychological continuity of prayer” to ward off the octopus of distractions from the world.

 

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Dominicans:

They have daily Eucharistic Adoration:


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Augustinians:

 

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration and their Franciscan friars of the Eternal Word established Eternal Word Television Network:

The full text of St. Mother Teresa’s urgent appeal for Eucharistic Adoration is here:

“Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it will be recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity. It opens up the floodgates of God’s merciful Love upon the world. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. It will make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven.

“A Holy Hour of adoration helps bring everlasting peace to your soul and in your family. It brings us personal peace and strength. It brings us a greater love for Jesus, for each other, and for the poor. Every holy hour deepens our union with Him and bears much fruit. Nowhere on earth are we more welcomed or loved than by Jesus in Eucharist.

“When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now. This is why we need Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in every Parish throughout the entire World. What will convert America and save the world? My answer is prayer. What we need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of prayer.

“On the Cross Jesus said ‘I thirst’. From the Blessed Sacrament Jesus continues to say to each of us ‘I thirst’. He thirsts for our personal love, our intimacy, our union with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. When the Sisters are exhausted, up to their eyes in work; when all seems to go awry, they spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. This practice has never failed to bear fruit: they experience peace and strength.

“If you are looking for vocations, as a community have adoration often every day if possible. Once the Missionaries of Charity started daily adoration, their vocations doubled. I know I would not be able to work one week if it were not for that continual force coming from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (during my Holy Hour of Adoration). To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with Him is the Greatest Gift of Love – the tender love of Our Father in Heaven.

“Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration offers to our people the opportunity to join those in religious life to pray for the salvation of the world, souls everywhere and peace on earth. We cannot underestimate the power of prayer and the difference it will make in our world. Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there.

“If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration. Our hours of adoration will be special hours of reparation for sins, and intercession for the needs of the whole world, exposing the sin-sick and suffering humanity to the healing, sustaining and transforming rays of Jesus, radiating from the Eucharist.

“Each one of us is a co-worker of Christ – we must labor hard to carry Him to the hearts where He has not yet been known and loved…But, unless we have Jesus, we cannot give Him; that is why we need the Eucharist. Spend as much time as possible in front of the Blessed Sacrament and He will fill you with His strength and His power.

“Perpetual adoration is the most beautiful thing you could ever think of doing. People are hungry for God. Imagine for a moment that we are living in Jesus’ time and He has invited us to visit with Him and spend some quiet time getting to know Him better. Being aware who He was, we would be humbled and honored by such an invitation. The good news is that Jesus is here with us TODAY – body, blood, soul and divinity – in the Holy Eucharist. Although Jesus comes to us under the appearance of bread and wine, His presence is as real to us NOW as He was flesh-and-blood-real to His disciples when he walked this earth. He can perform miracles, heal us, teach us, and love us.

“We can talk to Him and He can speak to us through His Word and through the Holy Spirit who lives in us through our baptism and confirmation. Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there.

“If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.”

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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Religious priests that run parishes can host perpetual adoration there:

 

The Abbey of Regina Laudis, founded in 1947 in Bethlehem, Connecticut, U.S.A., is a community of contemplative Benedictine women dedicated to the praise of God through prayer and work.
. . . the nuns of the Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary dedicate their lives to seeking God in His infinite Beauty. Remaining close to His Word by a rich tradition of liturgical prayer and Gregorian chant, we contemplate, praise, and thank Him, giving voice to the needs of all humanity and creation.
“The Benedictine Order is the oldest religious order in the Western Church, having been founded in the early 6th Century by St. Benedict. St. Benedict’s ‘little rule for beginners,’ as he calls it, has lasted for over 1500 years because of his flexibility and insight into human nature.

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Monastery. The Catholic community under the French name of Les Recluses Missionnaires was founded in 1943, in Alberta, Canada. The community offers its members a monastic way of life with perpetual adoration of the Eucharist and an accent on silence and solitude following the example of Jeanne LeBer, a recluse who lived in the early days of Montreal.
The mother house of our Congregation is situated in Canada, in Quebec City’s area of Beauport. This location bears the name of Cenacle of the Eucharistic Heart.. A conventual community sees to the life and apostolate of our Congregation in the heart of the diocesan Church in Quebec.
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Horarium (Schedule) “The prayer, work, and recreation of the day should be so ordered that they both flow from and contribute to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours around which the horarium revolves” (cf. our Constitutions).
Perhaps no life has been more subjected to misinterpretation than the cloistered contemplative life. A cloister is variously thought to be: a haven for those unfit to live in the world; a refuge for the frustrated; a sinecure for those unwilling to take on the burdens of the active apostolate.