Church Teaching

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.
(Lumen Gentium 11, cf Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324)

It is in this world that Christian hope must shine forth! For this reason too, the Lord wished to remain with us in the Eucharist, making his presence in meal and sacrifice the promise of a humanity renewed by his love.
(Saint John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 20)

Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory,” respectful silence in the presence of the “ever greater” God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.”
(Catechism of the Catholic Church 2628)