The Forty Hours Devotion: Wellspring of Graces for the Taking

Pope Clement VIII: “We have determined to establish publicly in this Mother City of Rome an uninterrupted course of prayer in such ways that in the different churches, on appointed days, there be observed the pious and salutary devotion of the Forty Hours, with such an arrangement of churches and times that, at every hour of the day and night, the whole year round the incense of prayer shall ascend without intermission before the face of the Lord”(Letter titled Graves et diuturnae, November 25, 1592).

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Thief Caught Stealing Monstrance

The monstrance from St. Francis of Assisi Church and Friary in New York City (YouTube)

A surveillance camera in the back of a Catholic church in New York City caught a man brazenly stealing the monstrance off the altar. Thankfully, the Blessed Sacrament was not inside.

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