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Sacred the Hour

The Rosary Story in Mystery

Author(s): Anna Burke

ISBN13: 9781853909740

ISBN10: 1853909742

Publisher: Veritas Publications (17 April 2007)

Extent: 64 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 17.6 x 10.8 x 0.6 cm

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  • Sacred the Hour is a meditation on the Rosary, the great prayer of Mary. Through a series of reflections we are drawn into the mysteries of the Rosary and invited to pause in a moment of time to hear again the unfolding plan of God. As Jesus opened his arms to draw all people to God's love, so Mary draws us to Jesus in the Rosary, the prayer of families and the prayer of nations. As we hold the sacred hours we are aware of the dream of God guiding our time, guiding all time. In Sacred the Hour, each mystery is presented with an individual theme to provide an outline for one hour of prayer. The traditional holy hour is still part of parish prayer life and this resource will be very useful both for individual and for communal prayer. Each theme can be creatively enhanced, if desired, by music, song and visuals as the liturgical season informs us. The reflections also stand on their own as inspirational material for many types of prayer ministry.

  • Anna Burke

    Anna Burke is a Sister of Mercy who works in Adult Faith Development in the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois. She has worked in education and faith development in Florida, Zambia, South Africa and Ireland. Her particular interest is in praying with Scripture. Previous publications include Sacred the Hour: The Rosary Story in Mystery (2007), Where Blessings Flow: Words of Glory and Thanks (2008), When Silence Falls: The Stations of the Cross (2008) and In the Secret of My Heart: Moments of  Stillness in the Heart of Christ (2010), all published by Veritas.

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