The aim of this thesis is to understand how the Eucharistic adoration can contribute to an evangelizing renewal of the Church in the modern world. We set off firstly, from the church's faith in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species, as old as the practice of the Eucharistic celebration, focusing particularly, on the historical evolution of worship within the Church. Then, in the second chapter, we will see alongside with this worshiping practice, emerges the need for Christians to imitate Christ in his surrender to the world and, thus, the concept of retribution – redamatio – is born, where one seeks to comfort the Lord, uniting with Him, and surrendering with Him for the salvation of the world. Conclusively, we come to understand how Eucharistic adoration, bonded with redamatio, is a powerful force for the renewal of Christian prayer and its apostolate in such a way that, throughout the world, it has renewed the pastoral activity of parishes through perpetual adoration.
|Date of Award||10 Dec 2021|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Teresa Messias (Supervisor)|
- Eucharistic adoration
- Mestrado Integrado em Teologia