Making a Holy Hour Simply Requires Presence

 

Bradley DiTeresi

Bradley DiTeresi

A graduate of the University of Kansas with a BA in psychology, Bradley DiTeresi earned an MBA in finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and now partners with Casas Hof Constructora e Inmobiliaria, a real estate development firm that constructs condos in Peru. Personally, Bradley DiTeresi practices his Catholic faith, including attending perpetual adoration at his local parish where he re-centers himself by making a weekly holy hour.

The practice of making a holy hour originates with the question of Jesus to the apostles in the garden of Gethsemane: “Could you not watch one hour with Me?” He asked them simply to keep watch with Him. When people choose to spend an hour in adoration before Christ in the Eucharist, they answer that call. Consequently, making a holy hour requires only that presence with Christ, as He asked of His apostles.

However, many people find particular devotions helpful to spend that time fruitfully. For example, some choose to divide the hour into four periods corresponding to the four purposes of prayer: adoration, contrition, petition, and thanksgiving. Others choose to pray the Rosary, meditate upon Scripture, or read a work of one of the great spiritual writers.

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