What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic adoration is the practice of praying before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament which is exposed in a monstrance.
What is Perpetual Adoration?
It is the same as Eucharistic Adoration. The only difference is the amount of time the Blessed Sacrament is left exposed. With Perpetual Adoration it is 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
What is a Holy Hour and Why Should I Make One?
A holy hour is simply spending time with God. Not only talking with Him in prayer but also listening to Him in the silence. Although a holy hour can be done anywhere, doing so in front of the Blessed Sacrament can eliminate distractions.
Why an hour?
Time is a generous gift. What better gift can we give to God than our time? We give an hour of our time in thanksgiving and gratitude for all the blessings God has bestowed upon us. It was Jesus himself who asked the disciples to watch for one hour.
An hour also gives you time to quest your mind and heart from the busyness of life and allows you to truly listen to God.
What do I do During a Holy Hour?
A holy hour is an exercise in love, not something to be accomplished. There is no specific “formula” for a holy hour. You can sit in silence, day the rosary, read a spiritual book or use a combination of them.
When St. John Vianney asked a person who he saw praying before the tabernacle for hours each day, the response he received was “I look at Him and He looks at me.” It’s that simple!