Adoration Society for 2015 Synod initiated by Catholic lay women

We commend to the attention of our readers the weblog of the Eucharistic Adoration Society for Synod on the Family 2015. An initiative founded by Catholic lay women Christine McCarthy and Diane Montagna, the Society promotes a worldwide Novena of Eucharistic Adoration in preparation for the October 2015 Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

As reported by Edward Pentin in the January 29, 2015, issue of the National Catholic Register, “Possibly not since the Second Vatican Council has the Church faced such a crucial gathering of prelates as the upcoming synod on the family. . . . [Society founders McCarthy and Montagna] are inviting clergy, religious and the faithful worldwide to take part in a Eucharistic adoration novena for the intentions of the Pope, the synod fathers and the Church.

“The novena,” Pentin reports, “is to take place on the first Thursday of each month, for nine consecutive months, beginning on Feb. 5. It will conclude on Oct. 1, the feast of [Society patroness] St. Thérèse of Lisieux, three days before the opening of the synod.”