The Association of the Houses of Adoration was founded by Mme Marie-Benoîte Angot.

The history of this association of the faithful is closely linked to the personal journey of the founder. After her marriage in 1957, Mme Angot and her husband left on mission to Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, where they placed themselves in the service of the poor. Whilst on pilgrimage to Rome with her family during Holy Year in 1975 Mme Angot experienced a deep calling to a more Eucharistic life.

The origin of the association of Houses of Adoration is the publication in 1983 of the first book by Mme Angot entitled The Mystery of the Living Love, which is a collection of spiritual notations. These writings inspired the establishing of Houses of Adoration, that are intended to be true “domestic churches,” instilling the spirit of Christ in the world. Through this spirituality, the members of the association are, “consecrated through Mary the Mother of God, in the Church, to the Living Person of Christ in the Holy Eucharist, in order to consecrate the world to His Return in Glory”. (statute no.2)

Following its first Diocesan Canonical recognition in 1998, given the Houses of Adoration had expanded across the five continents of the world, and in light of the evidence from several countries of authenticated orthodoxy of evangelical life, as well as, the missionary commitment of its members in particular churches, the Pontifical Council for the Laity decreed the recognition of the Houses of Adoration, as an international association of the faithful, and, approved its statutes on Holy Thursday April 5 2007, whilst confirming its final recognition of this on Holy Thursday April 5 2012.


The association operates under the coordination of a moderator, surrounded by a committee, whose task is prayer and reflection, as well as a body of delegates, located across dioceses and countries.