The Houses of Adoration was founded in 1989 in France by Marie-Benoîte Angot. The Houses of Adoration are an international catholic movement constituted of lay faithful, deacons, and priests. In response to the Second Vatican Council, they are domestic churches and are called to become “true sanctuaries of the Church in the home.” Through this spirituality, members of the association “consecrate themselves through Mary, in the Church, to the living Person of Christ in the Eucharist, in order to consecrate the world for His return in glory.” Houses of Adoration received final recognition by the Pontifical Council for the Laity on April 5, 2012, Holy Thursday, as an international association of the laity. Their spirituality is the way of love, centered on the love of the person of Christ and of the Eucharist. The Houses of Adoration allow the vocation and the mission of the laity to blossom in the world in response to the call to holiness addressed to all the baptized. Priests, the Missionaries of the Eucharist, adopt the same spirituality and pursue the same goals as the Houses of Adoration, thus helping them to live their vocation and their mission. Imitating the Virgin Mary in her house in Nazareth, the souls of adoration “don’t let a single day go by without looking at the living Jesus” in a love of adoration. The vocation of the Houses of Adoration is to be a leaven of life like leaven in a dough, in every country and every milieu where they happen to be. The mission of these Houses is to spread out continuously to bring the Love of Jesus-Eucharist to the world, through a true ministry of visitation performed in the simplicity of everyday life. This is the spirituality of the Daily Bread. The direction of the association is carried out by country delegates and diocesan delegates. For additional information, please contact Mrs. Angot, 31 rue du Sommerard, 75005 Paris, France, or Ms. Connie Wells in the U.S. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website for Houses of Adoration: www.lesmaisonsdadoration.com