Archconfraternity of Holy Agony

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The Archconfraternity of Holy Agony is a lay association for giving special honour to the mental sufferings of Christ during His Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. It was founded as a confraternity in 1862, at Valfleury, France, by Antoine Nicolle (1817–90), a priest of the Lazarist order.[1]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Archconfraternity of Holy Agony". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.