prayer & discernment
from who we are
as human beings,
created by God
and followers of
Jesus Christ. It is
ours to discover
Hidden beneath the surface of eucharistic adoration is a world of wonder,
love, service, forgiveness, and the presence of Christ.
he VeRy FiRs T TiMe i met
Jesus Christ in eucharistic adora-
tion, i was not yet a Catholic; i
was a college student looking for mean-
ing. That day i discovered that eucha-
Sister Margaret Scott, a.c.J.
held leadership positions in her
community, the handmaids of
the Sacred heart of Jesus, and
is a regular speaker in various
countries. She writes for several
magazines and has published her first book, The
Eucharist and Social Justice (Paulist Press, 2009).
She is currently the director of the St. raphaela
center in Philadelphia and teaches social ethics
at St. Joseph’s university.
ristic adoration is not what it looks like.
it is not a static, personal time of silent
reflection spent gazing at a consecrated
host. or, at least, it does not have to be.
eucharistic adoration is much, much
more. it is a dynamic encounter, a thrill-ing embrace, a challenging conversation,
and an exciting engagement.
After many years as a sister, making
eucharistic adoration every day, i am
convinced that there are many layers to
To awe is human
First, eucharistic adoration is about be-