Perpetual Adoration

Many Christian mystics say that it is precisely during the time of adoration that the Lord’s reinforcement reaches us and even those whom we bring in our hearts.

Shrine of Divine Mercy in Vilnius

During adoration, the heart speaks to God and miraculous and hard-to-pronounce things happen. It is like a window allowing you to gaze into the Infinity.

Continuous and uninterrupted adoration (adoratio – Latin for adoration, admiration) is a great gift to the faithful of the Shrine of Divine Mercy, which is open all day and all night.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful way to experience the closeness of God, to let your soul be saturated with the light of the Source, to share with Him every little trifle, to consult any question and to take the answers to your heart, where they are embraced by the heavenly light. Many Christian mystics claim that it is during adoration that the Lord’s reinforcement reaches even those whom we bring with us in our hearts.

If you are too tired to say your prayers, to pray the Rosary, are at a lack of words, or simply find it difficult to concentrate – just come and let Him work in your soul, immersing yourself in His Light. Turn your face towards His Face and allow yourself to be changed – this gives you the power to know His Will and to accept it gently.

In her Diary, Saint Faustina recalls her first experiences of holiness as a child: “From my most tender years, the Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament has attracted me to Himself. Once, when I was seven years old, at a Vesper Service, conducted before the Lord Jesus in the monstrance, the love of God was imparted to me for the first time and filled my little heart; and the Lord gave me understanding of divine things. From that day until this, my love for the hidden God has been growing constantly to the point of closest intimacy. All the strength of my soul flows from the Blessed Sacrament. I spend all my free moments in conversation with Him. He is my Master.” (Diary, 1404)

In his priestly prayer diary “In Sinu Jesu” (Catholic World Press, 2020), an anonymous Benedictine monk describes the words entrusted to him by the Lord during adoration: “Stay in My proximity whenever and as long as you can. Staying with Me is a great way to heal and move towards holiness. It is enough to stay with Me to be like Me. Come to Me full of hopeful expectation and I will do the rest. To worship Me is to seek My Face and to approach My Heart with wonder and holy awe, but most of all – with love. Adoration is a wordless confession of My Divinity.”