NIGHT ADORATION IN THE HOME
allied to the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart, though not essential
to it, is the practice of Night Adoration in the Home, founded by
Mateo as a means of offering reparation to the Sacred Heart in families
for sins committed in and against the home. Families may have the
without adopting the practice of Night Adoration, but the ideal is to
at least some members of the family offer a night hour of adoration and
reparation to their Enthroned King at least once a month in their home.
of thousands of people the world over have joined the League
of Night Adoration, so that there is a veritable "army" of devoted
keeping an hour vigil with Our Lord during the night in a spirit of
of social reparation and apostolate. And Jesus, who is never outdone in
generosity, has repaid them with remarkable favors and blessings, even
in visible form.
promise to make an hour of adoration once a month on a particular
date and at a set hour between 9 P.M. and 6 A.M. The promise does not
under pain of sin, but habitual negligence would certainly disappoint
Sacred Heart and would rob the person of the graces that might have
obtained through fidelity to the pledge. Adorers are free to choose
hour and date, but may leave the choice to the Enthronement Center.
names should be inscribed at a local Center, such as the Benedictine
of Perpetual Adoration, or at the National Center of the Enthronement
Mateo strongly urged the night adorers to begin their hour by
uniting in spirit with the priests who are then offering the Holy
in some part of the world. Let them "Pray the Mass" by using their
book and reciting the Canon of the Mass.
adorers are urged to pray for the following intentions: for the
Church; our country and for civil authorities; for peace; for the
for the members of family who have gone astray or for those who
have special need of their prayers; for those in their agony that
for the Social Reign of the Sacred Heart, particularly through the
in the home.