Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Cardinal Virtues
Q[84] Of Adoration
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In due sequence we must consider the external acts of latria, and in the first place, adoration whereby one uses one's body to reverence God; secondly, those acts whereby some external thing is offered to God; thirdly, those acts whereby something belonging to God is assumed.

Under the first head there are three points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether adoration is an act of latria?

A[2] Whether adoration denotes an internal or an external act?

A[3] Whether adoration requires a definite place?