Adoration Tally Presented to Pope by

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 6, 2004 ( A Web site that aimed to log 100,000 hours of eucharistic adoration for vocations as an gift for John Paul II ended up surpassing its goal.

The site,, logged more than 125,000 hours by the time its six-month campaign for eucharistic adoration ended on Christmas Day.

Catholic faithful from 41 countries logged in their time spent praying before the Blessed Sacrament with this intention. Participating countries included Australia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, India, China, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, Britain, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, France, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Last Friday, officials representing presented the results of the campaign to the Pope in a private audience. The campaign was a Christmas gift celebrating the 25th anniversary of his pontificate.

The Web site, sponsored by the Legionaries of Christ and the Regnum Christi movement, has resources for young people considering vocations.

Legionary Father Anthony Bannon responds to questions sent in to the site, and a database of the Q&A’s is available online. The site also includes vocation promotion materials for download, and a free weekly ShoreLines newsletter.

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