Association of Perpetual Adoration and Work for Poor Churches

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Association of Perpetual Adoration and Work for Poor Churches

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  • Tabernacle Society
  • Association of the Perpetual Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the Work for Poor Churches

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1930: mentioned in letters from & to Bishop Cary-Elwes 1. Based in Manchester; 2 based in Horseferry, London.

In 1843 Anna Mlle de Meeus, then twenty years of age, visited the sacristies of the churches and noted the miserable state of the vestments and altar cloths. The Association of Perpetual Adoration and Work for Poor Churches was organised under the direction of Rev. Jean Baptiste Boone, S.J. The constitutions were approved by Pius IX (March 1872). By their principal work, the association, they strive to increase love for the Blessed Sacrament, by hours of adoration, grants of vestments to poor churches, the Forty Hours Devotion, etc. The association spread throughout the world (in America it is frequently called "Tabernacle Society"). In 1853 it was erected an arch-association with power to affiliate others. The decree of Leo XIII transferring it to Rome (February 1879) declares: "The arch-association is one with the institute in name and in its object, it is subordinate to the institute as to its head, and must be subordinate to it in virtue of the constitutions approved by the Holy See". The arch-association was raised to the rank of prima primaria, July 1895. In August 1880, it was introduced into England by Cardinal Herbert Vaughan, then Bishop of Manchester. Its first foundation in America was at Washington, D. C., October1900.


Belgium, England, USA
1927: CWL (Manchester) administer the Association.

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