Special Holy Hours

Jesus praying


In the garden of Gethsemani Jesus asked His apostles to pray one hour with Him. They fell asleep. When Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary, He asked her to spend one hour, from 11:00 to midnight on Thursdays, praying and consoling Him in His agony in Gethsemani. Wishing to respond to Jesus’ desire for prayer during the hour of His agony in the garden, we kneel in the darkened chapel with Jesus on the altar shrouded in a red veil and the red sanctuary lamp His only light. We pray, adore, and ask that by the merits of His Precious Blood that grace would be poured upon our world and the Church. Hoping to console Him, we tell Him of our love for Him. We sing songs of love and pray a chaplet of love. On the Our Father beads, we say the prayer of St. Alphonsus Ligori: “I love You, Jesus, my Love. I am sorry for having offended You. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love You always, and then do with me what You will.” On the Hail Mary beads we pray: “I love You, Jesus, my Love.”


We beg Our Dear Lord to come again in glory. We sing: “Come, Lord Jesus. Come save Your people. Come, Lord Jesus. Come to earth!” If He chooses not to come in glory, we ask Him to come in the Holy Eucharist, and we adore and thank Him for this great gift He has given His Church – Himself as our Food and our Friend with us on earth. WE pray for the coming of His Eucharistic Reign, when He will be enthroned on every altar in the world and adored by all people. We love You, Lord Jesus! Come, save Your people!