By Pope John Paul II inaugurated perpetual adoration at Saint Peter's Basilica on December 2nd 1981
Stay with us today, and stay from now on, every day, according
to the desire of my heart, which accepts the appeal of so many hearts
from various parts, sometimes far away... Stay that we may meet you in
prayers of adoration and thanksgiving, in prayers of expiation and
petition to which all those who visit this basilica are invited...
May the unworthy successor of Peter and all those who take part in the
adoration of your Eucharistic presence attest with every visit and make
ring out again the truth contained in the apostle's words: 'Lord, you
know everything. You know that I love you.' Amen.