Readings and Reflections for the Holy Hour: The Manifestation of the Divine Presence
- ISBN-13: 9781514194744
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Release Date: Jun 03, 2015
- Pages: 494 pages
- Dimensions: 1.12 x 9.00 x 6.00 inches
OF late years there has been a wonderful spread of devotion to the Blessed Sacrament of the altar among the faithful; there has been witnessed a happy rivalry between the clergy and the laity in their efforts to extend to our divine Lord in His Sacrament of Love every token of the deepest love and veneration. Next to the intimate union of our souls with the beloved Jesus in Holy Communion, the piety of the devout Christian has found another method by which he can approach his Lord in the Holy Eucharist, namely the Holy Hour. This beautiful service was suggested by real faith and burning love, of Adoration, Thanksgiving, and Reparation. The various Eucharistic Associations and Tabernacle Societies have introduced into parishes the weekly or monthly Holy Hour. This little book goes forth, in a very humble way, to join the many other Eucharistic gems that are placed at our disposal to enhance the Holy Hour. These readings of the Manifestations of the Real Presence, taken from Christian authors of learning and piety, are intended to rouse the lukewarm, to bring sinners back to God, to inflame the pious with more ardent love for Jesus Christ, and to cause the unbeliever to reflect on the truths of our holy religion. In compiling this work the author hereby wishes to express his gratitude to Rev. Father F. Gaudet, S.S.S., Editor of the "Sentinel of the Blessed Sacrament," also to the publishers of "Tabernacle and Purgatory" magazine, and the Rev. Francis Xavier Lasance for valuable suggestions. One word more. I pray the pious persons who will read this little book to have the goodness to remember me sometimes in their fervent communions, so that seated at the same table in this life, we may meet each other again in heaven.
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