A Brief History of Devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist

“One thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek:
To dwell in the House of the Lord
all the days of my life…
to gaze on the Lord’s beauty”
  (Psalm 27)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an ancient practice and is the logical result of faith in the Real Presence of Christ, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist.  Yet, it is believed this devotional ceremony of giving Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament was not observed during the early ages of Christianity for fear of profanity and persecution.  Historical evidence, however, shows that even during this early period, in times of great difficulty and serious trials, the Blessed Sacrament was exposed on private altars for the veneration of the faithful so that they might obtain peace, light, consolation and strength.

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FAMILY DIVINE MERCY and ROSARY PRAYER SERVICE – October 11th, 3PM, Naperville, IL

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In gratitude to our Lord Jesus Christ
and our Most Blessed Mother Mary,

Naperville Knights of Columbus Council 1369
cordially invites all families to its inaugural
FAMILY DIVINE MERCY & ROSARY PRAYER SERVICE

WITH EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION

OFFERED BY FATHER DONG BUI

WHERE:  SS. PETER & PAUL CHURCH, NAPERVILLE, IL

WHEN:  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2009

TIME:  PROMPTLY @ 3:00 PMTHE HOUR OF MERCY

BRING:  A BLESSED ROSARY AND A HUMBLE HEART

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW UNTIL 4:30 PM
*   MINISTRY CENTER LOWER LEVEL

PLEASE BRING A LIGHT SNACK TO SHARE!