What is Adoremus 2018?
In 2016 at the International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines, the Holy Father called upon local Churches around the world to hold their own National Eucharistic Congresses at sometime during the four year interval between each International Congress.
Adoremus 2018 is the response of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to that call. It was anticipated that over 10,000 Catholics will be joining our bishops in Liverpool in adoration, learning and celebration of the Eucharist at the heart of the Church.
There are three distinct phases of focus for the congress:
The first, preparatory phase has taken place in the parishes and dioceses where we were asked to focus upon Adoration as part of our lived Christian experience. During this time, we have been featuring on our website a podcast series to help us reflect upon the themes of the congress. These podcasts are still available - click here
The second phase was the actual celebration of the Congress and the Pilgrimage. It has been called a ‘Pilgrimage’ as well as a Congress because the weekend of 7-9 September was a continuation of the work that has already been done in the parishes during the preparatory year.
4 of the keynote addresses are below:
A deepening of our adoration and understanding of the Holy Eucharist must begin with the Scriptures. This presentation examines various relevant texts of both the Old and New Testaments and their Jewish and wider backgrounds. Rev Canon Mervyn Tower, MA, SSL, PhD. Parish Priest, Corpus Christi, Oxford.
The Eucharist won’t make sense unless it is taught from a lived context that makes sense of it. Here is Sister Margaret Atkins' Symposium Keynote given at the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress and Pilgrimage in the ACC Echo Arena in Liverpool on Friday, 7 September 2018. Sister Margaret is a member of the Augustinian Community at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria and former teacher of Theology at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds.
Bishop Robert Barron speaks at the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress 2018 about the mystery of the Mass - the source and summit of Christian life. This is the first of two keynote addresses given in the ACC Echo Arena in Liverpool. Saturday morning, 8 September 2018.
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Church’s life and mission. Canon David J Oakley, Rector of St Mary’s College, Oscott.