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Adoring Christ in the Eucharist

The Ave Guide to Eucharistic Adoration is a must-have resource for anyone who regularly makes a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament. It is also entirely appropriate for those who have never made a Holy Hour, but are curious about the practice.

The team at Ave Maria Press has done an exceptional job of creating a guidebook for a practice that can be somewhat mystifying. While many people long to grow closer to Jesus, they may be at a loss as to how to spend their time in an adoration chapel. This guide provides an essential roadmap, explaining how eucharistic adoration is an extension of something church-going Catholics are familiar with--the Holy Mass.

I found the reflections in this book to be conducive to meditative prayer. The reflections also lead to personal conversations with Jesus, which can bear much spiritual fruit.

This quotation from St. Catherine of Siena helps to explain the love that can be ignited through regular adoration:

"In your nature, eternal Godhead, I shall come to know my nature. And what is my nature, boundless love? It is fire, because you are nothing but a fire of love."

The Ave Guide to Eucharistic Adoration should be on every Catholic's bookshelf. It is a gift to the Church, and it should be savored.

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