What Pope Benedict really said about Eucharistic adoration
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As I read this, I conclude that whatever the translation says or doesn't say isn't important. What's important is making the decision to commit oneself to weekly adoration. Once one signs up, it totally transforms your life. I can't recommend it strongly enough. What happens there isn't a one-sided conversation with a God who only exists there. We know God is omnipotent, but there is great hope, joy and comfort in seeing Him physically present in the same room as the apostles did. I use a little red Eucharistic Adoration Hour booklet printed in 1945 that my mother gave me. It takes an hour to pray through it. There is a rosary, the litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, veneration of the 5 wounds, the St. Francis prayer, prayer for the Holy Father, prayers for purgatorial souls, act of faith, act of contrition--in short, all the necessary prayers from the first chapters of the Roman Catholic Missal 1962. Basically, you're making reparation to God for all acts of human depravity, neglect and disobedience throughout the world. You're staying awake with Jesus for one hour in the garden of Gethsemane. You are asking for intentions for yourself, your loved ones, and the world. My red book states that adorers will receive indulgences for the holy hour so long as they receive the sacraments, stay in a state of grace, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. It lists the 12 promises made to St. Margaret-Mary:

1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.

2. I will establish peace in their families.

3. I will console them in all their troubles.

4. They shall find in my heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.

5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.

6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.

7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.

8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.

9. I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.

10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.

11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.

12. The all-powerful love of my heart will grant to all those who shall receive communion on the first friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their sacraments; my heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.
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Re: What Pope Benedict really said about Eucharistic adoration - by lauermar - 09-24-2011, 11:13 AM



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