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Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration

Holy Hour Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ 

Author: Charles M. Murphy

Foreword by: Cardinal William Levada

Price: $13.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-308-8

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: September 24, 2012

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As a creative prayer compendium, Eucharistic Adoration: Holy Hour Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ invites readers to spend a holy hour in eucharistic adoration while meditating on the seven last words of Jesus and shows them how to do it.

Like many devotions that fell out of favor after the Second Vatican Council, eucharistic adoration has seen swelling popularity in recent years. Msgr. Charles Murphy, author of the acclaimed The Spirituality of Fasting, reintroduces this practice for today. Offering a simple guide for those new to eucharistic devotion, he brings together insightful holy hour meditations on the seven last words of Jesus with the profiles of seven modern Christians known for their devotion to the eucharist, including Simone Weil, Edith Stein, Dorothy Day, Blessed John XXIII, Blessed John Paul II, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.


"Rediscover the riches of adoration.”

“Msgr. Charles Murphy invites us to rediscover the riches of adoration.”

Cardinal William Levada
Former Prefect of The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

“Do not read this book: pray this book."

“Do not read this book: pray this book. An extraordinary combination of biblical study, knowledge of giants in the Catholic tradition, and profound spiritual insights borne, no doubt, of the author's own practice of Eucharistic adoration. An incomparable companion for one's experience of the worship of the Eucharist—invitational, poignant and pastoral. Murphy draws us into appreciating what is never totally appreciated—the experience of ‘communion’ in and with the Eucharistic Lord. An excellent companion to anyone on the journey to deeper conversion and joy in the Eucharistic Lord.”

Msgr. Kevin W. Irwin
Former Dean
The School of Theology and Religious Studies
The Catholic University of America

"A great prayer resource!”

“Using Jesus’ last words and the virtuous qualities of Christian witnesses, Msgr. Murphy invites readers into a deeper relationship with our Eucharistic Lord. A great prayer resource!”

Rev. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.
Novice Master
Congregation of Holy Cross

"I will recommend to every parish."

“What a wonderful gift! Msgr. Murphy's book will help everyone who reads it enter into deep, meaningful contemplation! I will recommend to every parish where I speak on perpetual adoration.”

Katie Pfeffer

"Calls forth a profound desire to gaze at the Eucharistic Heart."

“Msgr. Murphy´s book calls forth a profound desire to gaze at the Eucharistic Heart and to sit at His school to become witnesses of His love.”

Mother Adela Galindo, S.C.T.J.M.
The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Monsignor Charles Murphy Discusses Eucharistic Adoration on CatholicTV

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Monsignor Charles Murphy Discusses Eucharistic Adoration on CatholicTV