Adoration Moment is a series of adoration meditations featuring beautiful photos, harp music, psalms and scenes from Mary of the Angels Chapel. Adoration Moment is a declared movement of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration's recent assembly, A Revolution of Goodness, to broaden and deepen the adoration experience. Our intention was to create for you a comforting experience of peace and all good.
Canticle of the Sun
Aug. 1, 2021: In celebration of 143 years of perpetual adoration, our way of maintaining awareness of God's presence in our lives and praying for the world, we invite you into a moment of pause.
A meditation experience for when you are anxious
"Help me. Free me from the discontent of striving and the torment of thinking that I must know more, understand more, and do more just to please you ... I want only to sit in your embrace -- secure, safe, trusting in your protection." God speaks: "I can take care of all of it. Just give it all to me." This meditation includes a pause for time to name your worries, as well as Psalm 131.
A meditation experience for when you are grieving
"Lord, I am crying my heart out! Tears are my steady diet. I am remembering my loved one. I am so sad and lonely." "Don’t be afraid. I am with you. I will walk with you through this valley of death. I will lead you to new and joyful pastures."
"Thank you for trusting me with your wonderful gift of peace, for allowing me to gift others with your compassion, your mercy, your forgiveness … I thank you especially for the gift of … (pause to reflect) …"
Life is Worth Living
A meditation experience for people experiencing hopelessness. "I pray they sit with this experience. I pray they leave with a future of hope knowing creation would not be complete without them in it … that they are needed to show goodness, kindness and love in their own unique ways. It’s important work." – Sister Malinda Gerke, creator, Adoration Moment.
Adoration and Praise
A meditation experience through Psalm 84 and St. Francis' The Praises of God.