Friday, November 30, 2007

Prayer Request: Childrens' Eucharist Adoration Program Under Attack

Many of you are already familiar with the Community of St. John's Eucharistic Adoration program for children, "Children of Hope" led by Fr. Antoine, (who is a regular guest on EWTN and has filmed several series for them, as well as appearing on "Life on the Rock", “Mother Angelica Live”, and traveling throughout the United States and the world, implementing this program in parishes) but for those of you who are not, this is a wonderfully inspirational video about it. As an Oblate with the Community of St. John, I have seen this program in action firsthand and it is so beautiful to see the children grow in their love for the Lord through it.

Recently, it has been under heavy criticism from Margaret C. Galitzin who authored "Muslim-Style Adoration for Catholic Children."

When I read this I was shocked - I could not believe that anyone would oppose such a beautifully sacred program for children, which helps them grow so much in holiness and in their love for the Lord. These children are not Muslims, but come from good traditional Catholic families who love the faith and there is nothing the least bit "Buddhist" about this, as she states in her article. Please join me in praying for this poor woman.