Could You Not Watch With Me One Hour

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Fr. Florian Racine offers us a beautiful formation guide in Eucharistic adoration that will enable us to practice it in all its depth, and with a missionary perspective.

God has made himself particularly close to mankind in Jesus his Son. The redemptive Incarnation of his Son is how God reconciles mankind with himself; the death and resurrection of Christ is the only path to the Father; the memorial of the Passover of Christ is therefore at the heart of our relationship with God. In the Blessed Sacrament, the resurrected Jesus is really present and acting; he draws all mankind into his filial relationship with the Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Thus, following the plan of God, Christians put the Eucharist at the heart of their lives, and take time to adore Jesus in this Holy Sacrament. The adorer wants to abide within the dynamic life of the Eucharist, just as he desires that the Eucharist transform his whole life. Adoration and Eucharistic life transform believers into the image of Christ.

The author invites us on an itinerary, a journey of faith, in fifty-two stages, as many as the weeks in a year. Starting with the Word of God, he shows us how it is made present in the Eucharist, and invites us to mature in faith and be transformed by a greater communion with Christ. The Word of God sheds light on the Eucharistic mystery and receives a greater light from it.

The fifty-two stages are grouped into three phases corresponding to the three Persons in the Trinity: “I adore the Son”, “I adore the Father through the Son”, “I adore the Father through the Son, in the Spirit.” These phases lead to a growth in the spiritual life toward union with God, commissioned by him at the inspiration of the Spirit, in the school of Mary.

I hope that this book nourishes the adorers of the Father, and that it encourages them to put out into the deep, under the guidance of Christ and at the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, for the glory of God and the salvation of the world.
- Most Reverend Guy de Kerimel, Bishop of Grenoble-Vienne, From the Foreword

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