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Quarant'Ore takes place at Brompton Oratory

The priests and people of Brompton Oratory parish, joined by many others, are from Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 April joining in the Annual Quarant'Ore at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Taking its name from the Italian for Forty Hours, the devotion simply consists of the Blessed Sacrament being exposed for veneration over three days, with Mass and a Procession to open and close it and Mass on the intervening day.

The Quarant'Ore seems to have originated in Milan in the later 16th century, but was quickly adopted in Rome and taken up by St Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratory.

For more information visit: Brompton Oratory Website

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