The last two years have been a time of change and transition for me, and with COVID limiting the times Adoration was available at the chapel I traditionally went to, admittedly, I fell away from a more consistent Adoration routine. There just wasn’t the time to fit it in more than about once a month or every other month.
Recently, I moved to a new town as a result of getting married and I’m about 5-7 minutes away from the Poor Clares Perpetual Adoration Chapel which is open all day, every day. Another Adoration Chapel across the street is also open all day, every day. There are now abundant opportunities in my vicinity to go in and say “Hi” to Jesus during the week whenever I am able. I’ve had the stirring to do that more recently.
Like many, it’s hard to make time for Adoration in the busyness of our lives. Before returning to Adoration, I wrongly thought that I would need Adoration less now that I am no longer single and had less to discern in my life. But marriage, like any vocation, presents plenty of challenges and opportunities to need more silence and special time with Christ. I found that I need it just as much now as I did when I was single.
Plus, as several people have said to my husband and I over the last 6 months, marriage is a 3 way union between you, your spouse, and God. Adoration is an ideal way to grow closer in that 3 way union, especially when you are all together being with and adoring Jesus.
Ironically, my own Eucharistic Revival is happening at the same time as our Church is having a Eucharistic Revival. The Holy Spirit works in astounding ways, and it’s making me wonder how others around me will have their own Eucharistic Revival during this special time in the Church. I can’t wait to see how God uses this time to stir our hearts towards Jesus in the Eucharist, and the graces that are going to come from that.