Watching an Hour - A Book for the Blessed Sacrament
Impr, 1914. 262 page book.
By Rev. Francis P. Donnelly, S.J.
The following thoughts have been written to supply fresh material for prayer and meditation before the Blessed Sacrament.
The spread of Communion, the practice of the Holy Hour, the frequency of Exposition and Adoration of our hidden Lord, the long and repeated Visits, which have been so wonderfully stimulated by the Eucharistic Propaganda, and many other religious services connected with the Holy Eucharist, all call for new presentation of the truths in their bearing upon the presence of Christ in the Tabernacle.
The presence of listeners is supposed, and it is hoped that the directness of address will make the book suitable for public reading without rendering it less suited to private reflections. The substance of the thoughts is taken from the Gospels, and an endeavor has been made to follow our Lord along more lowly paths and to study His words and deeds in some less hackneyed aspects and with new bearing upon His life on the altar.
At the end of the book will be found an account of the Holy Hour and its indulgences with an order of exercises which can be altered to suit one’s devotional tastes. Thoughts, prayers, hymns, everything, in a word, necessary to the proper carrying on of the Holy Hour will be found between the covers of this manual.