Basilica Seeks Volunteers for Perpetual Adoration

ROME, JUNE 15, 2003 ( A pamphlet put out by the Basilica of St. Anastasia asks an intriguing question.

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«Did you know that near the Circus Maximus you can be with Jesus night and day?» runs the query.

It’s meant to publicize the program of perpetual eucharistic adoration at the basilica, and to find volunteers who will spend one hour a week in adoration.

The practice of all-day adoration in the basilica on the Palatine Hill is one of the fruits of the Jubilee Year 2000.

Every week, dozens of people cover the 168 weekly hours. The organizers explain, in the pamphlet, that anyone can adore «who is prepared to be in silence, no mater what his/her age, nation, language or class.»

Eucharistic adoration — time spent in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament solemnly exposed — has, as its objective, «to find time to be with God, for one’s own good, and the good of the whole of humanity,» the pamphlet points out.

Volunteers may call the basilica or send a fax to: (39) (06) 678-29-80.

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