Perpetual Eucharistic adoration is when the Holy Eucharist is exposed in a monstrance or ciborium on an altar, every hour of the day, and every day of the week. It is required that at least one adorer is to be scheduled at all times. Wherever the Eucharist is, Christ is present – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, and therefore must never be left alone without an adorer when exposed.
Adoration flows from and leads to the Eucharistic Liturgy of the Church. When the Eucharist is adored the prayers, readings, art, devotions and music are all to be Christos centered. An atmosphere of quiet and reverence must be maintained at all times.
Pope Paul VI wrote: “To visit the Blessed Sacrament is… a proof of gratitude, and expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord.”
On of the most famous perpetual adoration is going on in The Basilica Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre which is a Sanctuary of Eucharistic Adoration and Divine Mercy.
The Basilica Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre and the Perpetual Adoration of the blessed sacrament
Since the 1st of August 1885, the silent adoration before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, is a continuous intercession for the Church and for the whole world. Continuous adoration of the Eucharist is the vocation of the Basilica Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre. Every evening, after the doors close at 10.30pm, the prayer relay continues, ensured by persons registered for the night of adoration, who stay at the Basilica Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre Guest House. More about the The Basilica Sacré-Coeur: HERE
National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Libertyville, Illinois
At the shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe they are also renowned Perepetual Eucharistic Adoration. Their Apostulate is the longest running in the Archdiocese of Chicago and is open 24/7 to the public.
Adoration in Marytown’s Chapel began on June 7, 1928 and is the longest running site in the Archdiocese of Chicago! More on the Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe: HERE