Eucharistic Adoration on October 13

October is traditionally celebrated as the month of the Holy Rosary, so it is fitting that this October 13 we will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. In 1917, after a series of apparitions in each of which Our Lady urged the children to do penance for the salvation of souls and to pray the Rosary, she appeared to them a last time as the crowd of upwards of 30,000 spectators observed the spectacular Miracle of the Sun. Celebrating October 13 with Eucharistic Adoration In honor of this occasion, Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of our Archdiocese of Mobile has called for a day … Continue reading

Eucharistic Adoration with Our Lady

This meditation by St. Peter Julian Eymard seemed preeminently suitable for the feast of Corpus Christi during the month of Our Lady. Mary’s Prayer of Adoration Mary devoted herself exclusively to the Eucharistic glory of Jesus. She knew that it was the desire of the Eternal Father to make the Eucharist known, loved and served by all men; that the need of Jesus’ Heart was to communicate to all men His gifts of grace and glory.  She knew, too, that it was the mission of the Holy Spirit to extend and perfect in the hearts of men the reign of Jesus Christ, and that the Church had been founded only … Continue reading

Eucharistic Rosary

Image of Eucharistic Adoration

For October, the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary, we would like to share a method of praying a “Eucharistic Rosary,” taken from an old Blue Army book. (The Blue Army, now known as the World Apostolate of Fatima, was founded in answer to Our Lady of Fatima’s request to pray the Rosary, especially for the conversion of Russia.) As Dominican nuns devoted to the Perpetual Rosary, we are continually praying the Rosary before Our Eucharistic Lord exposed for Adoration.  The Perpetual Rosary Sisters tradition calls this “the adoring rosary.”  Our original 1800’s Custom Book says: We thus study all the mysteries of Jesus under the veil of the Host which … Continue reading

First Sunday of Advent: Jesus Comes in Holy Communion

Holy Card image of Jesus giving Holy Communion to a First Communicant surrounded by angels.

There are many practices and customs in the Church by which we may prepare during Advent. We have mentioned some of them in the past. This year we would like to focus on the second element of Advent – the present coming of Our Lord into our daily lives; in particular His coming in Holy Communion. The Church encourages us to receive Holy Communion frequently. But she also insists that we must prepare ourselves to receive Our Lord and God by cultivating the proper dispositions. As Pope Pius X explains in his Instruction for receiving frequent Communion, the proper dispositions “consists in approaching the Holy Table not through habit or … Continue reading