December: A Beautiful Advent/Christmas Devotion

12-17-2020Monthly DevotionsArchbishop Fulton Sheen and Pope St. Paul VI Mysterium Fidei

“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324). Our worship of our Eucharistic Lord, Jesus — fully and completely present under the consecrated species of bread and wine — con- tinues outside of the celebration of Mass when the Sacred Hosts are reserved in the tabernacle for adoration.

“The purpose of adoration of Blessed Sacrament is to encourage deep personal encounter with Christ. The holy and glorious God is constantly inviting us to come to him, to hold conversation with him, to ask for such things as we need and to experience what a blessing there is in fellowship with him.”
-Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“In the course of the day, the faithful should not omit to visit the Blessed Sacra- ment, which, according to the liturgical laws, must be kept in the churches with great reverence in a most honorable location. Such visits are a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, an acknowledgment of the Lord’s presence.”
Pope St. Paul VI Mysterium Fidei