Eucharistic Reflection - The Antidote to Erosion of Faith

"In my view the greatest challenge in our own age is the erosion of faith. Eucharistic Adoration can be seen as the antidote, the remedy, both personal and communal, to the weakening of faith.  We adore because we believe...In Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, we put these words into practice: “Lord, to whom shall we go, you have the words of eternal life”. In adoration, we recognize that the Lord is here in our midst and that He is the Holy One of God...

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The beautiful experience of adoration increases our faith and it also increases our love. There are so many fruits of Eucharistic adoration; vocations to the priesthood and religious life flourish when there is adoration. Adoration should also lead us to a greater love of our brothers and sisters, especially those who are most forgotten, marginalized; the poor, the elderly, unborn children in their mothers’ womb...And finally adoration leads to joy...

My brothers and sisters, how many saints in the history of the Church found their joy and their strength in Eucharistic Adoration. We need to follow the same path."

(Archbishop Charles Brown)