Monthly Vigil of Adoration in NYC

December 31, 2013

New Yorkers think of themselves as busy people. Native pedestrians swerve around gawking tourists like rapids crashing around rocks, clerks have no time for chit-chat, and home delivery for items ranging from dry cleaning to sushi continues to boom. So where in this life is there time to pray? The Dominican friars at St. Catherine of Siena in New York are proposing a fresh approach for those who feel they don’t have time for anything: waste time on The Lord. On the first Friday of every month, the friars will host Hearts Ablaze Adoration, a vigil of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, from 5:15 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. at the Church of St. Catherine of Siena (411 E. 68th St.). Whether someone drops in on the way home from work for five minutes or spends the whole evening in prayer, the goal of the vigil is to create space for men and women to let God reorient their lives, to fill them anew with his grace. These moments of prayer are what set the Christian heart ablaze with love of God and love of neighbor, and it is this grace that the friars seek for all those who come to pray before the Lord. A complete schedule of the evenings can be found here, along with a flier for the event. The first vigil will be held on Friday, January 3, beginning at 5:15 P.M.

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