Three year Adoration: two personal testimonies
3 Years ago weekly Adoration was re-initiated in Wageningen. For this occasion, two of the initial promoters have written a short testimony.
Testimony by Luz Wiersema
In a few days we will celebrate the 3rd year of Adoration of the Holy Sacrament in Wageningen.
My experience during these years of Adoration has been of a growing awareness of the real value of those moments that I spent in front of the Holy Sacrament. It has stimulated my Faith and make me feel more in communion with Jesus.
What I like the most is that there is no technic, method or formula to be in Adoration, it is just to be and let it be. It is basically an act of love.
In the quietness of the Chapel sometimes reading the Bible, praying the Rosary or just sitting there saying nothing but just letting the Grace come to me.
It has become a visit of mainly one hour a week to talk to a Friend, a Friend who knows me deeply, to whom I do not have to hide anything from because He knows already what is it that gives me joy, knows my worries, what is the aim of my life: the extension of the Holy Mass.
When I read about Adoration and see how millions of people in the whole world have followed these steps I feel very grateful. At the moment there are more than 3,000 Chapels for Adoration in the whole world. From China to Peru, from Kenya to Latvia. There are not only Catholics but also Lutherans, Anglicans and in general people who find those moments of Adoration extraordinary who are visiting Chapels of Adoration.
In the Netherlands there are more than 30 different Churches where there is Adoration at least once a month. There are more and more young people who are becoming interested and some of them even find their real vocation at an Adoration Chapel.
We invite you to come and see. Come 10 minutes, maybe 15 minutes. Then after sometime you will find also the meaning of Adoration of the Holy Sacrament in your life.
Let the force of His Love on these special moments fulfill your desire to leave Heaven on Earth!
Testimony by Jorge Merino
In September 2010 I started coming regularly to the small chapel inside of the big Church in Wageningen (Bergstraat 17). I started to come to thank Jesus and spend some time in front of the His mystical presence in the Eucharist. I had little idea on what was Adoration about, I even did not know how to start, and asked Jesus and Mary to teach me. The answer was a spring of amazing learning and experiences.
This was the beginning of what I call the “School of love”, here I learned to love Jesus and receive His love in a way I had never imagined before. For me, it is like a “gym” for the soul where you exercise the greatest commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Mt 22:36-40).
I try to come as often as possible to this “school of love”, where I have moments of indescribable peace and happiness. This makes me remember the text of the Bible where Jesus told the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink', you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water" (Jn 4,10).
I wish more and more people will discover and enjoy the Adoration of Jesus in His Holy Eucharist as much as I do…and even more!