The Power Of Your Holy Hour
From The Writings Of Popes And Saints
Holy Hour More Powerful Than Anything Outside Of Mass
From the writings of our Popes and Saints concerning Holy Hours of adoration we can see
how much importance they placed on adoration for a healthy spiritual life.
We can gleam from their writings the power of each Holy Hour that we make.
Their writings tell us our hour is more powerful than anything in this world
outside of Mass.
- 6.5 Billion People Graced
Over 6.5 Billion. Remember this
number each time you might have any doubts whether your sacrifice of
time in volunteering to cover a Holy Hour of adoration before the
Blessed Sacrament was a productive hour.
Why is this number
important? It is the number of people living in the world that you
affected by your simple visit to our beloved Lord even if was for a
short time. According to St. Sister Faustina (of Divine Mercy fame)
every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that every man,
woman, and child living on earth receives a new effect of God’s grace.
This is power of your hour. You alone have affected the lives of every
person on earth thru your sacrifice of an hour to spend before our
beloved Lord. If we ever wanted to stop wars, bring peace to earth, stop
abortions in the world, stop evils of all kind, thru ought the world,
this is the way to do it. Where else, outside of Mass, can you have such
a huge influence on human history? Because of your hour God has given,
to every one on earth, a grace they need to bring them closer to heaven
and thus influencing them to stop any evil they may be involved in.
- Souls On The Precipice Of Hell Go To Heaven Instead
A Holy Hour of
adoration is so powerful that many souls in the world, that were going
to Hell, instead are graced enough to be in the hands of God and on
their way to Heaven. This revelation, about any Holy Hour of adoration,
was given by our Lord to Blessed Dina Belanger during one of the many
Holy Hours she made. Not only are all people in the world graced because
of a Holy Hour but many are so graced that there whole life is turned
completely around as to be on their way to Heaven. Just think, if we
hadn't made a Holy Hour this very day this may not have happened for
many people and may not happen during their entire life. Our Holy Hour
may be the only chance for Heaven that many in the world have.
- You Influence Men And Women To Enter Religious Life
This is a result of Holy Hours of adoration
that many of our Saints have emphasized. Studies throughout the world
show that in Dioceses where Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is
very prevalent, many vocations are abundant. In our Kalamazoo
Diocese,for instance, adoration of the Eucharist has grown throughout
the 1990's into the 21st Century resulting in 15 Seminarians for our
Diocese for a couple of years now. This doesn't even count the men and
women who have entered religious life from our Diocese in the past couple of years.
- You Can Bring Your Family Closer Together
Our Saints have always emphasized
that a Holy Hour is not a personal solitary "Jesus and me" encounter but
rather one that involves the entire Church. Our adoration reaches out to
our families and our community, they say, and as a result our families
are very blessed and brought closer together. This is another aspect of
adoration that many people don't realize. People heavily involved in the
different Perpetual Adoration Programs throughout the world often report
of a loved one, who had left the Church, coming back because of their
involvement in Perpetual Adoration. Jesus will use many means to try to
bring each of us to Heaven. He may be waiting for you to sign up for a
Holy Hour of adoration to bring one of your loved ones back to the
- You Make Up For Great Evils Of the World
We read in the newspapers many evils
that are perpetrated on innocent people throughout the world. Our saints
teach us that not only does our adoration grace everyone in the world
but actually repairs for many evils that might otherwise go unrepaired
and unchecked. Your Holy Hour is so important to Jesus in that He is
depending on you to help counter evil throughout the world. It is said
that everyone in life is given a mission by Jesus to fulfill. If we
don't entirely accomplish this mission it goes unfulfilled into
eternity. Their are numerous evils in the world to be repaired and made
up for of which you may be the only one to make up for some of them.
Jesus may be counting on your Holy Hour to repair these evils.
- You Open The Floodgates Of God's Mercy
One of the most important graces that God
showers upon the earth, thru your Holy Hour, is that of His great Mercy,
according to Blessed Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II. In other
words, your Holy Hour opens up the floodgates of His Mercy onto everyone
in the world. For many people in the World this may be the first time,
or maybe the only time, they are ready to accept this grace. It also has
been said, by our Saints, that Gods Mercy is infinite but His Justice is
total. God may be counting on you to extend His time of mercy for yet
another day to many people in the world before He will try to use His
Justice to save them.
- You Help Convert America And Save The World
Asked "What will convert
America and save the world?" Blessed Mother Teresa answered without
hesitation that we need everyone to come together in Holy Hours of
prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Our spare time is always valuable
to us but it is much more valuable to our beloved Lord. He wants America
to be converted, but it is up to us to come before him to help bring
- You Help Stop Abortions Throughout The U.S.A.
is a very strong antidote specifically to the evil of abortion. If all
Catholics in the United States would make adoration of the most Blessed
Sacrament a weekly occurrence all abortions in the United States would
stop, according to Blessed Mother Teresa. We know that all Catholics
will not do this but we can a least do our part, in stopping as many
abortions as possible, by sacrificing an hour of our time, each week, in
coming before our beloved Lord in adoration.