Vocation of the Basilica

The Sacred Heart Basilica in Montmartre is a Sanctuary of Eucharistic Adoration and Divine Mercy.

Since the 1st of August 1885, the silent adoration before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, true presence of Jesus Christ among us, is a continuous intercession for the Church and for the whole world, and an everlasting source of grace, light and peace.

Continuous adoration of the Eucharist is the vocation of the Basilica.
Every evening, after the doors close at 10.30pm, the prayer relay continues, ensured by persons registered for the night of adoration, who stay at the Basilica Guest House.

It is your task to be the sentinels of the morning who announce the arrival of the sun, which is the resurrected Christ.
The light of which Jesus speaks in the Scriptures is the light of faith, a gift from God, which brightens up the heart and enlightens mind.
The personal encounter with Christ sheds new light on our lives, puts us on the right path and commits us to bearing witness to him.
The new way of looking at the world and our fellow man, which comes from Him, allows us to penetrate more deeply the mystery of faith, which is an experience to assimilate, a truth to live, the salt and light of reality.
(John-Paul II)