The visit to the Blessed a great treasure of
the Catholic faith. It nourishes social love and gives us
opportunities for adoration and thanksgiving, for reparation and
supplication. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hours and Eucharistic processions are likewise precious elements of our heritage, in full accord with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.

Every act of reverence, every genuflection that we make before the Blessed Sacrament, is important because it is an act of faith in Christ, an act of love for Christ. And every sign of the Cross and gesture of respect made each time we pass a church is also an act of faith.

(Pope John Paul II, Phoenix Park, Ireland, 1979)