Abbot Columba Marmion was the Benedictine Abbot who was closely alongside the Caldey monks as they were received into the full communion of the Catholic Church in 1913, exactly 100 years before our own transition.

He wrote of adoration: ‘We show our adoration by going to visit Christ in the tabernacle or exposed in the monstrance. Would it not indeed be a failing in respect to neglect the divine Guest who awaits us? He dwells there, really present. He who was present in the crib, at Nazareth, upon the mountains of Judaea, in the supper-room, upon the Cross. It is the same Jesus who said to the Samaritan woman, “If thou didst know the gift of God!”’

May he pray for us, and for all who follow the way of St Benedict. May God bless you this day.