PHOTOS: Nighttime Eucharistic Adoration in St. Peter’s Square
The holy hour was offered for Pope Francis in light of his 10th anniversary as pope.
The Vatican held its first monthly eucharistic adoration in the area in front of St. Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday night.
The March adoration was led by Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, who is the archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica. The holy hour was offered for Pope Francis in light of his 10th anniversary as pope.
Several hundred adorers gathered at the Vatican to take part in the hour of prayer, which included music, Scripture readings, and prayers interspersed with moments of silence.
Large orange candles created a visual pathway to the Eucharist, which was displayed in a gold monstrance set on an altar.
Adoration concluded with Benediction.
The eucharistic adoration, a new pastoral initiative of St. Peter’s Basilica, will take place the second Tuesday of every month from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
It is open to the public.