A collection of essays and homilies from Pope Benedict, Cardinals and Bishops focusing on therelevance of Eucharistic adoration for liturgy, spirituality and mission today.Pope John Paul II said that in order to evangelise the world, we need experts in celebration, adorationand contemplation of the Holy Eucharist. There can be no doubt that there is a new springtime ofEucharistic adoration, partly due to the efforts and liturgical reform of Pope Benedict XVI himself. June2011 saw a major event in Rome focusing on the ancient liturgical ceremony of Eucharistic adorationand its relevance to the world today.
The conference brought together a wide range of internationalspeakers, including six prominent Cardinals, and made a major contribution to the sacramental andspiritual life of the Catholic Church worldwide. The conference concluded by joining with PopeBenedict in his celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran andthe Eucharistic procession to the Basilica of St Mary Major that follows. The present volume is the fruitof this conference, bringing together all the contributions and homilies given at the major celebrationsof the mass.
Dom Alcuin Reid is a monk of the Monastère Saint-Benoît in La Garde-Freinet, France. He is an internationally renown liturgical scholar and author.