By: Denis Blackledge SJ
The timing could not have been better. Published to coincide with the National Eucharistic Congress, this compilation provides practical pastoral support for parishes, schools and retreat houses, or even to use for individual devotion. With a brilliant four-page Preface - in itself a rich source of Blessed Sacrament prayer - a dozen Holy Hours are presented for different times and occasions. A service of anointing of the sick is included, as are services for Advent, Lent and Holy Week. Children get a holy half-hour! And three are specially written to be led by lay people.
This will be a boon to priests, deacons, lay folk, and for anyone who wants to deepen her or his personal relationship with Jesus through this gift of love-time spent with the Lord in his Eucharistic Presence.
THE HOLY HOUR
Twelve complete services
Fr Denis McBride CSsR
Redemptorist Publications, pbk, 154 pages, 2018,
A5 edition: £6.95; Large print (altar edition): £14.95