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Eucharistic Adoration: A Window to Heaven

June 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Adoration, Dan Burke, Prayer

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There is no monitor or video screen at eucharistic adoration, no figures or colors shifting across the screen. We simply sit and look at a round piece of bread encircled by light. That bread is the Body of Christ, the consecrated Host, before which countless Catholics gaze in rapt adoration throughout the world. Why? There is no action here: here the action is being, the very being of God. Martha goes busily about, tending to all... Read More

Dwelling of Jesus on the Altars


ON THE LOVING DWELLING OF JESUS CHRIST ON THE ALTARS OF THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT “Come to me, all ye that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you.” Matthew 11:28 Having to depart from this world after he had completed the work of redemption, our loving Savior did not wish to leave us alone in this valley of tears. “No tongue,” says St. Peter of Alcántara, “can express the greatness of the... Read More

Adoration, Silence and the Lamp of Fire (Part I of II)

January 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Adoration, Anthony Lilles, Prayer


“Hunger for silence is the sign of spiritual maturity.” This saying is attributed to Blessed John Paul the Great and reminds me of the program he proposed to the Church after the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000. He called the Church to gaze on the face of Christ. Learning to gaze on the face of Christ takes us into a mystery of great silence – not just the absence of noise, but a peaceful silence of heart that... Read More

Father Robert Barron on Eucharistic Adoration

February 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Adoration, Dan Burke, Prayer, Videos

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On Eucharistic Adoration On Eucharistic Adoration: Father Robert Barron provides a very effective defense of Eucharistic Adoration in response to Notre Dame’s dissident priest Fr. Richard McBrien’s critique of the practice. Well worth watching and passing along. + To rebut Father McBrien, Father Robert Barron gives examples of notable holy personages of the 20th century who regularly engaged in and made Eucharistic... Read More

A miracle in adoration

January 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Adoration, Dan Burke, Eucharist

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A number of years ago I had an extraordinary experience in adoration. I had suffered for years with chronic and often debilitating pain. The pain caused me to isolate myself because after fighting the pain, I had so little energy to interact with or serve others. After the prompting of the Holy Spirit and a period of reflection and prayer, I decided that I would try to fight through the pain to serve others anyway. I had no idea... Read More

What is the point of Eucharistic adoration?

January 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Adoration, Dan Burke, Prayer, Videos

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Why Eucharistic Adoration? Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about the importance of Eucharistic adoration. Father John and Dan Burke discuss how this adoration is a form of prayer, of adoration, that focuses on the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, the sacrament Jesus established (see John 6).  The Eucharist is reserved in the tabernacle of a church or chapel, his tangible presence in time and space. ... Read More

How can I better praise God?

March 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Adoration, Dan Burke, Meditation, Mental Prayer, Praise, Prayer

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Dear Dan, Can you give any help on how to learn to praise God? I enjoy going to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and would really like to learn how to praise Him. I don’t feel my words are adequately expressing the praise I really would like to give. Thanksgiving is easier, but I would be grateful for some advice on the praise side. Dear Friend, thank you for asking. This is a very touching question… a beautiful... Read More

Too much talking during Adoration; Purpose of a litany? Pt I of II

December 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Adoration, Fr. Bartunek, Litanies, Prayer, Silence


Dear Father John, I went to Adoration this morning with my prayer group. There weren’t too many of us, but I always have a feeling that there is too much talking during our Adoration, and I just don’t get the “purpose” of a “litany” (which we pray together during Adoration). Each time I hear a litany, repeating the same sentence 2 or 3 times gives me feeling of being brain washed. I don’t see any love coming out of... Read More

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