Forty Hours' Devotion at Shrine of Christ the King

In thanksgiving for "Summorum Pontificum," the Holy Father's motu proprio on the ancient form of the Latin Liturgy, the Institute of Christ the King held a Forty Hours' Devotion, starting with High Mass at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 14, at the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago.

The three days of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament took place inside the magnificent church building on the south side of Chicago, still undergoing restoration. This marked the first time that Holy Mass was offered there since the building's closure in 2002 and threatened demolition, and the first time Mass in the traditional form of the Latin Rite since 1969 (Mass is normally offered in a chapel in the adjacent rectory).

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