Saturday, February 5, 2011

Forty Hours: Our Response to the Crises

Fr. Mark Kirby of Vultus Christi has made the appeal for the Forty Hours Devotion as a response to the crises that beset us the world over. His quote from Pope Paul III tells us why this devotion is truly urgent today:

"Since Our beloved son the Vicar General of the Archbishop of Milan at the prayer of the inhabitants of the said city, in order to appease the anger of God provoked by the offences of Christians, and in order to bring to nought the efforts and machinations of the Turks who are pressing forward to the destruction of Christendom, amongst other pious practices, has established a round of prayers and supplications to be offered both by day and night by all the faithful of Christ, before our Lord's Most Sacred Body, in all the churches of the said city, in such a manner that these prayers and supplications are made by the faithful themselves relieving each other in relays for forty hours continuously in each church in succession, according to the order determined by the Vicar . . . We, approving in our Lord so pious an institution, confirm the same by Our authority . . . ."

Follow the link: Forty Hours: An Appeal

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