“And he came to his disciples, and finding them asleep, he said to Peter: ‘What? Could you not watch one hour with me? Watch, and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh weak.” (Mt. 26:40-41)
Forty Hours’ Devotion is a special exposition of the Blessed Sacrament over a period of three days, during which prayers continue uninterrupted for an approximate total of 40 hours. It ends with a Eucharistic procession and benediction. The number 40 is a remembrance of the 40 hours from Jesus’ burial until His resurrection, but also a remembrance of the 40 days fast of Jesus in the desert.
Echoing Our Lord’s words: “Could you not watch ONE HOUR with me?”, St Anne Shrine is hosting, in preparation for the observation of the Feast of Corpus Christi on this coming Sunday, June 11, 40 hours of exposition of our Eucharistic Lord in the lower shrine. Please contact the Shrine office at 508-678-1510 for the hours the doors will be open for YOU to spend some time in the presence of Our Lord and Savior, from whom all blessings in this world flow. Time spent in Jesus’ presence is never time wasted.