2628 Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Saviour who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the "King of Glory," respectful silence in the presence of the "ever greater" God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
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Pope Benedict XVI, riding on a canopied truck, leads the Corpus Christi procession in Rome May 22, 2008. The feast of the Body and Blood of Christ was marked with a procession and public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.