There is a lot of great spiritual reading that you can use as part of Eucharist Adoration if you are so inclined. In recent years there have also been more and more books tailored for meditation before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. One worthy addition is a book by Father Peter John Cameron, O.P. called Jesus, Present Before Me – Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration. The Dominicans are known for their preaching and Fr. Cameron does not disappoint.
The main part of the book consists of 30 days of Eucharistic meditations that each run about 2 to 3 pages. These meditations start with scripture and then end with some reflection questions and then a prayer. I just plain loved these meditations that got to the point and gave you much to chew on. While he quotes from a range of sources his go to guy is Pope Benedict XVI. The meditations are often crafted around the writings and thoughts of the Pope. The meditations follow a range of topics, but the central theme is the Eucharist and our relationship with Jesus.
Following these 30 meditations are some short specifically Eucharistic meditations on each of the mysteries of the Rosary including the Luminous Mysteries. Also included is a Eucharistic Colloquy, a Eucharistic Litany based on Sacramentum Caritatis (this Litany is just plain awesome), and ending with a Via Eucharistiae – Twelve Stations of the Way of the Eucharist.
This book is quite the companion for Eucharistic Adoration or as spiritual reading. Highly recommended.
This review was written as part of the Catholic book Reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Jesus, Present Before Me – Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration.
Sounds like a great Christmas present–for ME!
Lol, Tara. I was thinking I’d like to put that under a lot of Christmas trees. And then borrow it right after Christmas.