"Down in adoration falling…"

So begins the English translation of one of the most beloved and popular Catholic hymns, “Tantum Ergo,” the great song of praise sung at Eucharistic Adoration.

We have Exposition and Adoration at my parish every Thursday — concluding with Benediction (sometimes celebrated by the deacon) at 7:30.  We also offer Benediction at the conclusion of the Stations of the Cross, which we pray every Friday during Lent.  It remains one of the most simple, powerful, transforming experiences, and I never fail to be moved by simply being in The Presence.

Elizabeth Scalia has written beautifully about this — and pointed to an effective new video from the Cardinal Newman Society, designed to attract young people to Adoration.  Take a look below, and share it with a college or high school student you know.  You just might change a life.

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  1. I’m far from college age, but last year I adopted an hour of Eucharistic Adoration each week. Our parish is blessed to have Adoration 5 days a week. It truly is the best hour of my week. Words can’t describe what blessings I receive from this hour. Thank you for this post.

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