Homily by Pope Francis in Santa Marta, Friday, 20 October 2016

Noting that Paul spoke of plunging into the immense sea that is the person of Christ, Pope Francis asked “how can we know Christ, How can we understand His love that is beyond all knowledge?” (Eph. 3,14-21)…

“We cannot know the Lord without this habit of worship, to worship in silence, adoration… Allow me to say this, waste time in front of the Lord, in front of the mystery of Jesus Christ. Worship him. There in silence, the silence of adoration. He is the Saviour and I worship Him."...

"In order to enter into this bottomless and boundless sea that is the mystery of Jesus Christ, this thing is necessary…. worship the mystery, enter into the mystery and worship Him. “

From the address of his holiness Pope Francis to the young consecrated persons. Paul VI Audience Hall Thursday, 17 September 2015
“…The prayer of silent adoration: “You are the Lord”, is the opposite of that self-reflection of narcissism. Adoration. I want to close with this word. Be women and men of adoration. And pray for me. Thank you.”


Prayer for the Holy Sacrament

Mgr P. Hoogmartens

Lord Jesus,
To look at you fulfills us with great joy:
You show us the love of the Father,
Who is in all centuries

Lord Jesus,
To look at you makes us truly thankful:
You fulfill us with the Holy Spirit,
With your life in abundance 

Lord Jesus,
To look at you nourishes our heart:
It adores in the Eucharist
The gift of your Body and your Blood

Help us, Lord,
To cherish more and more your ever-presence
As the greatest treasure
That shines in our human existence.

Help us, Lord,
To go from You to the other people,
Not judging, but loving in truthfulness,
So as we may resemble to You more and more. 

Help us, Lord,
To  carry our cross that is part of life
And to find hope in it
As a steady anchor for our stormy soul.

So bless your people, o Lord,
And go with us the long way
So that we once may adore for ever
Your love and that of the Father and the Ghost.



Eucharistic exposition is a form of prayer where the Holy Sacrament is shown in a monstrance. It is an answer on the demand of Jesus: ‘ Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?’ (Matthew 26: 40). Through the personal presence of Jesus in the Host, we can relate on a very personal level to God. During each hour of the adoration, a special intention is proposed to pray for. But in the same time we can pray for our personal intentions. With this 40 hours adoration, the Confraternity of the Holy Sacrament builds on the rich history of adoration in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège. In Liège in the 16th century, a perpetual adoration was organised in the whole diocese during the whole year round.

You can register with the form below to take part in the 40 hours adoration in the Basilica of Mary Virga Jesse. The last three hours of adoration are held in the Cathedral of St Quentin with the Miraculous Host.


What is Eucharistic Adoration? Father Penne explains ( video in Dutch) :