Holy Hour is the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The official Raccolta book provides indulgences for this practice. The practice is also observed in many Anglican churches.
In 1673 Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque stated that she had a vision of Jesus in which she was instructed to spend an hour every Thursday night to meditate on the sufferings of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. This practice later became widespread among Catholics.
The inspiration for the Holy Hour is Matthew 26:40. In the Gospel of Matthew, during the agony in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before his crucifixion, Jesus spoke to his disciples, saying "My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me." (Matthew 26:38) Returning to the disciples after prayer, he found them asleep and in Matthew 26:40 he asked Peter:
- "So, could you men not keep watch with me for an hour?".
In 1829, the Archconfraternity of the Holy Hour was established by Père Robert Debrosse at Paray-le-Monial, Bourgogne, France. In 1911 it received the right of aggregation for the entire world. A similar society called "The Holy Perpetual Hour of Gethsemani" was formed in Toulouse in 1885 and was canonically erected in 1907. In 1909 it received indulgences from Pope Pius X.
The practice of a "daily Holy Hour" has been encouraged in the Catholic tradition, for instance Mother Teresa of Calcutta had a Holy Hour each day and all members of her Missionaries of Charity followed her example. The Holy Hour has been practiced by saints such as Gemma Galgani , Faustina Kowalska.
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1st Friday Holy Hour - 2013-08-02- Fr. John Paul Mary MFVA
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Sidney Daily News (subscription)
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0700
CINCINNATI — The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will hold a Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. at more than 20 parishes simultaneously across the archdiocese. More parishes will open their doors for a Holy Hour on Thursday, Nov.
National Catholic Reporter
The Cardinal Newman Society
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:11:15 -0700
Students, staff and monks from St. Gregory's University and Abbey in Shawnee, Okla., joined with thousands of the faithful on Sunday, Sept. 21, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for a Eucharistic holy hour and procession in response to the ...
The Hudson Reporter
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:56:15 -0700
Young Adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s are invited to a Thursday Night Holy Hour on October 16th starting at 7PM. Forget your worries and troubles in this material world, and come spend time with Him. "Jesus is the source; it is from Him that divine ...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:37:41 -0700
As for the inclusion of the rosary during a Holy Hour, that is an open question. There are no strict rules for the structure of a Holy Hour, which takes its inspiration from Christ's words to the apostles at Gethsemane, “You could not keep watch with ...
The Catholic Transcript
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:07:30 -0700
Daily visits of family and friends were the highlight of his days along with spending time in the chapel, concelebrating Mass and making his daily Holy Hour. Father Groeschel had published a number of books on spirituality and pastoral counseling and ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:41:15 -0700
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:56:15 -0700
FRANKLIN (Somerset) – On Oct. 3, students at St. Matthias School in the Somerset section of the township joined more than one million children throughout the world in a Holy Hour for Peace, organizers said in a news release. The international prayer ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:37:08 -0700
As for the inclusion of the rosary during a Holy Hour, that is an open question. There are no strict rules for the structure of a Holy Hour, which takes its inspiration from Christ's words to the apostles at Gethsemane, "You could not keep watch with ...
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