For us, the Emmanuel Community members, Adoration is the ‘place’ where everything begins.

“Members of the Emmanuel Community commit themselves, as far as possible to a long period of daily adoration (adoration of the Blessed Sacrament when possible)” (Statutes n° 15).

Golden Monstrance

Photo by Jeff Geerling

It is in prayer that our life must be grounded, because that is the first place where we meet God, the source of our life.

Adoration is also where we meet a personal God who gives His life, and fulfills the expectations of our heart, through His love and His forgiveness. Through the Eucharist, one is invited to live the Paschal Mystery (death and resurrection of Christ). Eucharistic adoration is first a prayer of Christ and then of the Church. Thus, this proximity to Jesus leads us to intercede in prayer for the whole world.

If you find yourself in a situation where you have the desire to adore Jesus but for some reason cannot leave home, or there is no Adoration Chapel in your area, you may adore Jesus through the internet! See this page for live stream from an Adoration Chapel in Navan, Ireland. This means of adoration is only a substitute, though, and it’s not intended to replace your regular adoration.

The 'Adoration tent' at the Emmanuel summer sessions in Paray-Le-Monial, France.

The ‘Adoration tent’ at the Emmanuel summer sessions in Paray-Le-Monial, France.