History of Eucharistic Adoration

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by Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J.

What can one make of the phenomenal growth of devotion to Christ's Eucharistic Presence among the faithful? This 40-page booklet traces the historic development and spiritual benefits of this praiseworthy practice, from apostolic times to the present, and underscores its vital importance for today. Father Hardon's study clearly demonstrates how the Church's understanding and appreciation of Jesus' Real Presence has deepened and developed over the centuries.

Chapter titles: Apostolic Times to the Early Middle Ages, Berengarius to St. Francis of Assisi, Middle Ages to the Council of Trent, Development of Eucharistic Adoration, Why Development of Eucharistic Doctrine, The Church's Magisterium, Grace through the Humanity of Christ, Appendix: The Eucharist and Vocations, Prayers before the Eucharist.

Provides a solid intellectual and spiritual foundation for Eucharistic adoration!