Tour times | Monday-Friday: 10:30am
Saturday: 10:30am & 2:00pm
In honor of St. John Paul II’s lifetime of service and sacrifice, the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration have brought Mother Angelica’s vision to life…creating a place where people of all faiths can come and learn more about the inestimable treasure of the Holy Eucharist. To Catholics and believers of all faiths alike, the reason for the Shrine, while prominent, remains an inexhaustible mystery. At the center and heart of the chapel here is Christ, truly present in the Eucharist. The John Paul II Eucharistic Center is a ‘small’ yet significant and innovative tribute to Jesus’ unfathomable gift to us – Himself in the Eucharist. Here, visitors to the Shrine can step into recreations of a Jewish home at Passover (a foreshadowing of the Eucharist) and a constructed synagogue like the one where Christ gave the discourse in John Chapter 6. On display are immense paintings depicting the price Christ paid to give us this memorial of His passion and death. Multi- Media presentations including stunning reenactments of historical Eucharistic miracles as well as dynamic question and answer segments at various booths. Not least of all are tributes to Saints and martyrs who gave the ultimate confession of faith in Christ’s Real Presence – their own life. Your prayers and support for this great work are truly appreciated! Adoro te devote!
WELCOME TO THE JOHN PAUL II EUCHARISTIC CENTER
SYNAGOGUE AT CAPERNAUM: THE BREAD OF LIFE DISCOURSE (JOHN 6)
Having worked miracles that foreshadowed the Eucharist, at Cana and the multiplication of the loaves, Jesus reveals how He will lead His people with His Body and Blood, giving them eternal life.
THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE: THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN (JOHN 4; REV.5)
Jesus will give us a fountain of living water that waters souls with grace, and which wells up to eternal life (John 4). He Himself, the Lamb Who was slain, is the source of that divine life.
THE FIRST PASSOVER: ISRAEL'S REDEMPTION FROM SLAVERY
The sprinkling of the blood of the lamb redeemed Israel from physical death, pointing to the Lamb of God Whose Blood redeems from the spiritual death caused by sin.
JOHN PREPARES THE WAY: "BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD" (JOHN 1:36)
As the prophets foretold, John prepares the way for the the Messiah in the spirit of Elijah by preaching penance for sin, identifying Jesus as the Lamb of God, who will take away the sin of the world.
THE CENACLE (UPPER ROOM): PLACE OF THE LAST SUPPER
Jesus anticipated His Passion, Death and Resurrection when He gathered His Apostles in the Upper Room to celebrate the Passover.
Paintings: Passion of Our Lord, Death of Our Lord, Resurrection of Our Lord
PROCLAIMING THE LORD'S DEATH UNTIL HE COMES (1 COR. 11:26)
By the separate consecration of bread into Christ's Body and wine into His Blood, Jesus' death on the Cross is sacramentally signified. The sacrament of His saving death will continue until He returns in glory.
"THE HISTORY OF THE MASS" - TIMELINES AND DISPLAYS
The story of the Mass against a timeline of salvation history, including the scriptural background, the institution of the Eucharist by Our Lord, and the liturgical life and teaching of the Church and the Saints up to our day.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS, AND ST. JULIANA OF LIEGE
Two Saints who advanced Eucharistic piety and theology in the middle ages. St. Juliana influenced the Pope to institute a Solemnity in honor of the Body and Blood of Christ and St. Thomas adorned the Eucharist with his poetry and his theology.
EUCHARISTIC MIRACLE VIDEO THEATER
Dramatic reenactments of some of the most famous Eucharistic Miracles in Church history.
THE SAINTS SPEAK ABOUT THE EUCHARIST
The holy men and women who have loved Our Lord and remained close to Him in the Holy Eucharist are our models and examples of a Christian and Eucharistic life. We can also learn from them the source of their great devotion.
"LET THE CHILDREN COME TO ME..." (MATT. 19:14)
A place for the young to experience the Faith in a multimedia-hi-tech computer environment.
A martyr is someone who is killed because of hatred of the Faith. These Saints died defending the Eucharist from sacrilege or defending the teaching about the Eucharist.
STATIONS OF THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST
The custom of praying "stations" is rooted in the tradition of pilgrimage. The Stations of the Most Holy Eucharist call us to prayerfully contemplate the mystery of Jesus Christ, prefigured in the events of salvation history, and realized in the Eucharistic life of the Church.