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Overview Through meditatins, prayers and probing questions for reflection, Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., invites you to see beyong appearances and enter into the mystery and miracle of Jesus present in the Eucharist. "You were made for this presence," Father Cameron says.
Publishers Description Through meditations, prayers and probing questions for reflection, Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., invites you to see beyond appearances and enter into the mystery and miracle of Jesus present in the Eucharist. "You were made for this presence," Father Cameron says.
This book includes thirty separate Eucharistic meditations, Eucharistic reflections on the twenty mysteries of the rosary, a Eucharistic colloquy, a litany and a Way of the Eucharist, all designed to help you offer your time of adoration wholeheartedly, without weariness or distraction.
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Studio: Servant Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.68" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.34 lbs.
Release Date Jun 17, 2008
Publisher Servant Books
ISBN 0867168579 ISBN13 9780867168570
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More About Peter John Cameron
Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P., is the chairman of the department of homiletics at St. Joseph's SeminaryDunwoodie, New York, the artistic director of Blackfriars Repertory Theatre in New York City, and the editor-in-chief of "Magnificat.""
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Book for Eucharistic Adoration Sep 29, 2009
This is a wonderful book. It provides a great platform for prayer before the Eucharist. There are some unique devotionals in the back - Eucharistic Stations and Rosary meditations on the Eucharist. I have enjoyed using the book, and I bought one for our Adoration group. I only wish that it had a spiral binding so that it could be opened and remain at the opened page.
A Wonderful Spiritual Resource for Eucharistic Adoration May 26, 2009
As I strive to make regular Eucharistic Adoration a part of my spiritual life, I've discovered a wonderful companion book for my visits with Jesus. The book, entitled Jesus Present Before Me - Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration, was written by Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.
Perhaps it is a sign of my spiritual immaturity that I feel the need for a book or guide when praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament. After all, shouldn't the grace of being in Jesus' presence be sufficient to keep me engaged? Sadly, I have found that so many times my mind races in a million different directions and that my prayers become mingled with "to do" lists, blog ideas, and even thoughts of what I will cook for dinner. Having a book to guide and direct my prayer -- at least as a jumping off point -- helps me to focus my time with Jesus.
So I was very happy to receive a copy of Jesus Present Before Me - Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration for review. It is indeed the perfect book for Eucharistic Adoration or simply quiet devotional time in your own home. The book commences with a lovely prayer to begin Adoration. Next, Father Cameron includes thirty daily Eucharistic meditations for each day of the month. Each day contains a brief scripture quote, a one page meditation, questions for reflection and a closing prayer. The length of each day's passage is brief enough to leave ample time for additional quiet prayer during your time with Jesus. The content of Father Cameron's reflections are so inspiring that you may be tempted to read ahead, but this is the type of book to be savored and enjoyed over time.
At the end of the daily reflections, Father Cameron includes the mysteries of the Rosary, written from a unique Eucharistic perspective. Additional Eucharistic devotions included in the book are a Eucharistic Colloquy, a Eucharistic Litany based on Sacramentum Caritatis, and a stirring "Way of the Eucharist".
Jesus Present Before Me is presented classically with a faux red leather cover and is the perfect size to tuck inside a purse or coat pocket so that it is always handy. This little book is changing my perspective on Eucharistic Adoration and opening my heart to new ways of worship. It would make the perfect gift for someone special in your life or to deepen your own experience of Jesus truly present in the Eucharist.
Spiritually Enriching Feb 17, 2009
I wanted something special to bring with me for my hour at the Chapel of Perpetual Adoration and this book is it. The book contains wonderful reflections leading into thought provoking questions to ponder in the Lord's presence. The text has led to more spiritually enriching times before the Lord.
Draw Closer to the Real Presence Jan 28, 2009
Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration is an essential resource for those wishing to draw closer to the Real Presence of Christ. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is the major topic, but Cameron's daily meditations extend naturally to participating fully in liturgy. The book's main section is a series of 30 daily meditations accompanied by prayer and reflection questions. On Day 9, Cameron addresses the "crushing sense of absence" that may befall us before the Blessed Sacrament. Quoting the Catechism of the Catholic Church, he equates "feeling nothing" to a desire for "the absent good." The session's final prayer asks that we may not be "duped by the lack of sensation in (our) prayer," but may become more receptive to Jesus' presence in the Blessed Sacrament. The reflection questions deal with feelings of isolation, signs of God's mercy, and God's greatness "in the silent, barely noticeable things" in life.
Following the thirtieth day, Cameron presents Eucharistic Devotions on the Mysteries of the Rosary, a Eucharistic Litany, and a Way of the Eucharist based on the Stations of the Cross. The rosary meditations focus on each mystery's tie to the Eucharist. Reflecting on the Annunciation, Cameron points out that as Mary awaited Christ in her womb, we wait for Christ's flesh and blood to inhabit the bread and wine. The marriage feast of Cana reminds us that only Christ can quench "the thirst that we are."
The Eucharistic Litany consists of five pages of statements from Sacramentum Caritatis (Sacrament of Charity), an apostolic exhortation by Benedict XV. Major themes are the Eucharistic celebration as the Church's supreme act of adoration, genuine and fruitful participation in the liturgy, and relationship between the Eucharist and the social mission of the Church. Specific references are made to Eucharistic adoration outside of Mass, "which prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself." The 12 "stations" in the Way of the Eucharist center on events from the life of Jesus that "prefigure the Sacrament of the Altar," anticipating and celebrating the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.
Great spiritual reading Dec 12, 2008
There is a lot of great spiritual reading that you can use as part of Eucharist Adoration if you are so inclined. In recent years there have also been more and more books tailored for meditation before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. One worthy addition is a book by Father Peter John Cameron, O.P. called Jesus, Present Before Me - Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration. The Dominicans are known for their preaching and Fr. Cameron does not disappoint.
The main part of the book consists of 30 days of Eucharistic meditations that each run about 2 to 3 pages. These meditations start with scripture and then end with some reflection questions and then a prayer. I just plain loved these meditations that got to the point and gave you much to chew on. While he quotes from a range of sources his go to guy is Pope Benedict XVI. The meditations are often crafted around the writings and thoughts of the Pope. The meditations follow a range of topics, but the central theme is the Eucharist and our relationship with Jesus.
Following these 30 meditations are some short specifically Eucharistic meditations on each of the mysteries of the Rosary including the Luminous Mysteries. Also included is a Eucharistic Colloquy, a Eucharistic Litany based on Sacramentum Caritatis (this Litany is just plain awesome), and ending with a Via Eucharistiae - Twelve Stations of the Way of the Eucharist.
This book is quite the companion for Eucharistic Adoration or as spiritual reading. Highly recommended.