Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Friday, September 25, 2009

America Needs Adoration

"Having spoken of the holiness of God, and the participation of creatures in that holiness, we now come to the consideration of man’s proper response to God’s holiness: adoration. Just as the concept of holiness is many-faceted, so also the concept of adoration. Adoration, in the first place, is creation’s highest act of worship. It is giving to God what belongs to him alone, he who alone is holy. It is the supreme form of reverence, glory and honor. But adoration is also creation’s attempt to reach out, with the help of God’s invitation and grace, to become holy in the presence of God. So we must now consider these two aspects of adoration: as an act of reverencing God, and as a means of sanctification for creatures."
(Opus Sanctorum Angelorum)

Now more than ever we need more Eucharistic Adoration, were our country needs it, the whole world needs it.. We have a Professor of Theology of a Catholic University, Notre Dame.. saying:

"Eucharistic adoration, perpetual or not, is a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backward, not forward"
(Fr. McBrien, Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame).

St. Peter Julian Eymard wrote:
"The solemn cult of exposition [adoration] is necessary in order to awaken the dormant faith of so many good people who no longer know Jesus Christ, because they no longer know that he is their Neighbor, their Friend, their God.

"Society is dying because it no longer has a center of truth and love, and no family life; individuals isolate themselves, turn in on themselves, want to be self-sufficient; the breakup of society is imminent.
"But society will be reborn, full of vigor when we all join and unite around our Emmanuel. Communication among thinkers naturally will take place, guided by the truth. The bonds of true and strong friendship will be renewed under the influence of one love; the beautiful days of the cenacle will return; the feast of the great King, God's family feast."
Please sign the petition so that Father McBrien will see his error, will ask for forgivness and will be enlighten by the Holy Spirit.

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