Promoting perpetual adoration throughout the world

Source: FSSPX News

An international colloquium entitled “Adoratio 2011” was held at the Salesianum in Rome from June 20 to 23, 2011.  This congress gathered 300 participants of 38 nationalities, who were able to attend 14 conferences, forums, the celebration of Mass in both the “ordinary form” and the “extraordinary form”, and nocturnal adoration.  The colloquium concluded on the 23rd at 7:00 p.m. with the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi at St. John Lateran with Benedict XVI presiding, following by a Eucharistic procession to St. Mary Major.

Bishop Dominique Rey of the Diocese of Fréjus Toulon, initiated this event:  he says that adoration is “the first requirement of the new evangelization”.  Organized by the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist, a new community approved by Bishop Rey in 2007, this colloquium aimed to promote Perpetual Adoration in dioceses and parishes throughout the world, according to the express wishes of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Among the participants were Cardinals Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Mauro Piacenza, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Francis Arinze, Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, and Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka) and former Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship.  Also participating were Msgr. Guido Marini, master of pontifical ceremonies, Fr. Florian Racine, founder of the Missionaries of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Karaganda (Kazakhstan).  It was remarkable, however, that no one responsible for the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization was mentioned in the program.  (Sources: apic/imedia/adoratio2011 – DICI no. 238 dated July 16, 2011)