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Invocation

24 hours for the Lord

           

 During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis announced that March 29-30 would be “24 hours for the Lord,” during which people can find special opportunities for prayer and the sacrament of confession.
“Next Friday and Saturday we will live a special moment of penance, called ‘24 hours for the Lord.’ It will begin with a [liturgical] Celebration in the Basilica of St. Peter’s [on] Friday afternoon, then in the evening and night some churches in the center of Rome will be open for prayer and confessions,” he explained.

“It will be — we could call it —

a celebration of forgiveness, which will happen also in many dioceses and parishes of the world.”                                                                     


The Holy Father then noted that “the forgiveness that the Lord gives us” should make us “celebrate like the father in the parable of the prodigal son, who when the son returned home, had a party, forgetting all his sins.”

       We pray to the Holy Spirit to give us the courage to rise and come to the awaiting Father.

Source: National Catholic Register

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