Adoro te devote
Father Pius O.F.M. Cap. adoring the Host during a Holy Mass he is celebrating. According to the rubrics of the Missal, as soon as he has pronounced the words of the Transubstantiation, the priest kneels down, resting his hands on the altar, so that the Body of the Lord is still above the corporal. Father Pius of Pietrelcina was known for long celebrations of the Holy Sacrifice, especially of the moment of the Consecration when he was immersed in prayer for many minutes.