He said…, "So, could you not watch with me one hour?" (Mt 26:40).
For centuries, Catholics have answered Christ's plea by placing themselves before His presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Now, for the first time, the theological, historical, and psychological reasons for Eucharistic devotion are revealed.
Unlike books that merely present the technical aspects of setting up Eucharistic devotion in a chapel or parish, In the Presence of Our Lord: The History, Theology, and Psychology of Eucharistic Devotion focuses on how the Blessed Sacrament has been a source of comfort and faith for countless Christians. A book that will inspire as well as educate and inform, In the Presence of Our Lord is an invaluable guide for all who would "keep watch" with Christ.
"I believe that the authors of this fine work have made a penetrating reflection on the great gift of the Eucharist and the history of adoration with which the Church has responded to such a gift. It has tremendous possibilities as an aid in preaching on the Eucharist and untold probabilities concerning the deepening of one's faith in the Lord's presence in this great gift."
-Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn, D.D., Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
About the Authors:
World renowned lecturer and retreat master Father Benedict J. Groeschel is professor of pastoral pyschology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York. The director for the Office of Spiritual Development of the Archdiocese of New York, he is also a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. A prolific author and regular guest on EWTN, he is founder of Trinity Retreat, a center for prayer and study for the clergy.
James Montis is an experienced researcher and writer on topics of Catholic historical interest. He is the author of Our Sunday Visitor's The Week of Salvation, a comprehensive treatment of Holy Week and historical, liturgical, and cultural events.