Ideal for personal prayer in a church or adoration chapel, the fifty-two reflections in this book follows the advice of St. Clare to Gaze upon Christ, Consider Christ, Contemplate Christ, and Imitate Christ. The meditation contributors are Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and most of the reflections place an emphasis on St. Clare's spirituality.
This book provides Catholics who pray before the Real Presence with a new and unique resource to deepen their adoration experience and do so within the Franciscan tradition. Each of 52 reflections for Eucharistic Adorationone for each week of the yearfeatures four parts that address the spiritual advice of St. Clare to gaze, consider, contemplate, and imitate Christ. Each reflection encourages us to:
Gaze upon Christ, using a quote from a Franciscan source, primarily the letters of Clare of Assisi, but also the writings of St. Francis. Consider Christ, using a brief reflection that will inspire you to reverence the Real Presence, the Body and Blood of Christ. Contemplate Christ, by praying a few lines that help you go deeply into the spiritual experience of adoration. Imitate Christ in your daily life with a challenge to act like Christ after time spent in adoration.
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are Catholic sisters, who, together with their affiliates and prayer partners, are engaged in furthering the work of the Catholic church and the gospel. They work in the United States and internationally in varied ministries, creating innovative approaches to healing, teaching, and praying. The sisters are headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
The FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF PERPETUAL ADORATION, headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, make Eucharistic Adoration the centerpiece of their spirituality. Together with their affiliates and prayer partners, they work in many ministries to further the work of the Catholic Church and spread the gospel.