Friday, January 16, 2009

Principles and Practices - January 17

What Adoration Implies

To adore God is at the same time to acknow­ledge, admire, and to praise His majesty and sovereign power; it is profoundly to
humble and in a manner to annihilate ourselves in the presence of His infinite grandeur and dignity; it is to submit, to consecrate and to resign ourselves unreservedly to Him as our first beginning and last end. Consequently, adoration is the most excellent and the most precious homage that God can receive from creatures endowed with reason, man included.

-[Nicholas] Gihr.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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