"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Holy Father Leads First World-Wide Solemn Hour of Adoration

Today our Holy Father, Pope Francis led the first world-wide hour of Eucharistic Adoration.  Truly a gift for the Church on this Solemnity of Corpus Christi! Below is the entire holy hour. Here is the story on Vatican News Service.  

During these times in which we live, Pope Francis is calling the Church to deeper prayer and greater devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Where there is Eucharistic Adoration, there are vocations!
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Souland Divinity of Jesus Christ,present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners. AMEN!

The Holy Father asked everyone to pray for two intentions in particular:
1) For the Church spread throughout the world and united today in the adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist as a sign of unity: May the Lord make her ever more obedient to hearing his Word in order to stand before the world ‘ever more beautiful, without stain or blemish, but holy and blameless.’ That through her faithful announcement, the Word that saves may still resonate as the bearer of mercy and may increase love to give full meaning to pain and suffering, giving back joy and serenity.
2) For those around the world who still suffer slavery and who are victims of war, human trafficking, drug running, and slave labor. For the children and women who are suffering from every type of violence. May their silent scream for help be heard by a vigilant Church so that, gazing upon the crucified Christ, she may not forget the many brothers and sisters who are left at the mercy of violence. Also, for all those who find themselves in economically precarious situations, above all for the unemployed, the elderly, migrants, the homeless, prisoners, and those who experience marginalization. That the Church’s prayer and its active nearness give them comfort and assistance in hope and strength and courage in defending human dignity.