Pope John Paul II said that "Our essential commitment in life is to persevere and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist."

On December 1, 1981 Pope John Paul II began perpetual adoration in a chapel at St. Peter's and appealed with these encouraging words for all parishes to do the same: "...every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that this sacrament of love shall be at the center of the life of the people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due to it, Christ shall be given back 'love for love', and truly become the life of our souls." (Redeemer of Man )

This is what perpetual adoration is: centering the life of the people of God in this Sacrament of love so that Christ is given back 'love for love' and truly becomes the life of our soul, our parish, and the world.

Rosary Meditations from Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Fr. Martin Lucia M.S.S