How Adoration can Rescue the Church

The call to adore the Lord is an antidote to the noise of the world and the Church’s most powerful weapon – by Fr Alexander Sherbrooke

There has been in recent times a discernible increase in those drawn to Eucharistic adoration in parishes and communities, and particularly among young people. Adoration stands as an antidote to the noise and busyness of our world.

As we hear from the account of Elijah at Horeb, the Lord was not in the mighty wind, fire or earthquakes but in “the gentle breeze” (1 Kings 19: 9a, 11-16). After encountering that “gentle breeze”, Elijah covered his face with his cloak and stood at the entrance of the cave. “The gentle breeze” might be the Lord calling us from the Blessed Sacrament, and the cloak the call to humble and prostrate ourselves in Adoration.

London seemingly gets busier and more hectic every year, no more so than in the West End. The life of St Patrick’s, Soho, where I am parish priest, has been disrupted for 10 years by the tunnelling and excavation for Crossrail. Indeed, the new station platform of Tottenham Court Road lies directly below the aisle of the church. There will be some significant structural damage to put right. Read the full article here >>

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