“The tabernacle was first intended for the reservation of the Eucharist in a worthy place so that it could be brought to the sick and those absent outside of Mass. As faith in the real presence of Christ in his Eucharist deepened, the Church became conscious of hte meaning of silent adoration of the Lord present under the Eucharistic species.”
~ Catechism of the Catholic Church 1379
“The Eucharistic sacrifice is the source and culmination of the whole Christian life. Both private and public devotion toward the Eucharist, therefore, including devotion outside Mass, are strongly encouraged…”
~ Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass, 79
Spending quiet time in the presence of our Lord, reading, praying, or meditating is a special gift. We Catholics believe in the Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist, and so to be able to be able to pray with Jesus so intimately is a special source of grace. At Our Lady of the Woods, many opportunities for this are available.
If you are interested in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament contact Muriel Burke (719) 686-0829.