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.
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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Topics for the 7:30 p.m. sessions will include: Monday, "Jesus Came from Nazareth in Galilee"; Tuesday, "A Day in the Life of Jesus"; Wednesday, "The Prodigal Son"; Thursday, "Holy Hour"; Friday, "With Mary at the Foot of the Cross," mass and social.
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Every Monday at 7.30pm; “Keep Watch With Me” Holy Hour in Parish Centre. Adoration and an hour of reflection, music and prayer for the five weeks of Lent. Starts Monday 10th March. Every Friday at 7pm; Stations of the Cross. St Clare's Hospitality;.
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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:41:15 -0800
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National Catholic Register
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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:30:54 -0800
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