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Eucharistic Adoration Chapel Dedication

To Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament;
to Mary, Mother of the Church, who was His first adorer;
to those visitors who come to this chapel:

to increase their awareness of the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament;
to draw closer to Him through this awareness;
to profess it through prayer, praise and adoration;
to bring greater honor and glory to God through the acknowledgement of their belief in the Real Presence.

Peace of Christ be with you.


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Suggested Prayer #1:


In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

I place myself in the presence of Him, in whose Incarnate Presence I am before. I place myself there.

I adore Thee, O my Saviour, present here as God and man, in soul and body, in true flesh and blood.

I acknowledge and confess that I kneel before that Sacred Humanity, which was conceived in Mary’s womb and lay in Mary’s bosom; which grew up to man’s estate, and by the Sea of Galilee called the Twelve, wrought miracles, and spoke words of wisdom and peace; which in due season hung on the cross, lay in the tomb, rose from the dead, and now reigns in heaven.

I praise, and bless, and give myself wholly to Him, Who is the true Bread of my soul, and my everlasting joy.

______ John Henry Newman

Meditation on God:

Psalms 8, 63, 77, 90, 119

Prayer and Wisdom:

Psalms 5, 61, 86, 90, 139

Suggested Books:

    And the Practice of Teresian Prayer
Sam Anthony Morello, OCD
ICS Publications (The Institute of Carmelite Studies)
2131 Lincoln Road NE
Washington, DC 20002-1199

"St. Teresa of Jesus is the church's great teacher of prayer, and lectio divina, the ancient Christian approach to praying over the Scriptures, is among the church's most venerable prayer methods. ...In clear and practical language, the author explains the fundamental ingredients of Teresian prayer, and relates them to lectio (reading), meditatio (meditation), oratio (prayer), and contemplatio (contemplation), the four traditional elements of lectio divina."

Divine Intimacy
    Meditations on the interior life for every day of the liturgical year
Father Gabriel of St.Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.
Tan Books and Publishers, Inc.
Rockford, Illinois 61105

"...an excellent book of meditations which aims at helping us to review and concentrate on the treasures of our Faith...It should also prompt us to be one with Christ and to bring about the most intimate union that is possible in this life between souls and God.".

Imitation of Christ
Thomas a' Kempis
Edited by Clare L. Fitzpatrick
Catholic Book Publishing Co., NY

Contains meditations that will attract the reader to worship our Redeemer through the beautiful methods of revelation of Christ's love as expressed by Thomas a' Kempis.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    Based on studies in the language of the autograph
Louis J. Puhl, S.J.
Loyola University Press
Chicago, Illinois    60657

Imitation of Mary
Revised and edited by Matthew J. O'Connell
Catholic Book Publishing Company, New York

This is a handy-size prayer book that the reader can carry around comfortably. It is written in a conversation style, that speaks to God, to Mary, and to the reader. Provoking a sense of devotion, it is a great companion book of prayer.

Suggested Audio Cassette Programs:

Here is a list of audio cassette programs by Father Groeschel, C.F.R., published by Paulist Press
  1. Learning to Pray in the Life of the Spirit
  2. The Road to Recollection and Inner Peace
  3. The Divine Readings - Prayer with Scripture
  4. The Divine Liturgy - Prayer with Christ
  5. Contemplative Meditation - The Inner Music
  6. The Prayer of Life - Praying Always
  7. The Contemplative Way - Preparing for God's Gift

  1. The Longest Journey: The Spiritual Journey Within
  2. The Call to God - Beginning Every Day
  3. Growing Integration and Purity of Heart
  4. Overcoming Obstacles to Spiritual Growth - in Mind & Heart
  5. Darkness and Its Uses for Self and Others
  6. The Illumination - The Work and Prayer of Enlightenment
  7. The Goal - Union and Peace while Waiting for God

  1. Our Creation and Being
  2. Our Fall into Darkness - The Incarnate God
  3. The Passion and Resurrection
  4. Our Healing and Hope - The Holy Spirit
  5. Our Mother - The Church
  6. Our Eternal Destiny - Life After Death

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