Eucharistic Adoration – A Time of Prayerful Reflection

An alumnus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Bradley DeTerisi holds a master of business administration in finance. In addition to his work in the financial sector, he is a partner with real estate development firm Casas Hof Constructora e Inmobiliaria, which develops condominiums in Peru. Outside of work, Bradley DeTerisi spends an hour each week engaged in Eucharistic adoration at his church.

Eucharistic Adoration refers to the practice of faithful Catholics spending time in reverence before the Eucharist (the body of Jesus Christ, also called the Blessed Sacrament) outside of Mass. The Eucharistic Host is displayed on the altar, where parish members can observe in respectful silence. Some Catholic churches practice “perpetual adoration,” which means that parishioners sign up for an hour each week to ensure someone is always praying in the adoration chapel.

Individuals may sit, stand, or kneel before the Blessed Sacrament, and they may remain quiet or pray aloud. The time of reflection in a prayerful space offers the opportunity to express adoration and discern what God wants for them.

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