Visitation of 7 Churches on Holy Thursday
What?
On Holy Thursday, there is a very beautiful and ancient tradition of visiting the Altar of Repose of seven churches. On Holy Thursday, after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the Blessed Sacrament is taken on a procession through the Church and reposed in the tabernacle, which is typically adorned with candles and flowers. The procession is led by the Cross, two lighter candles, incense, and the priest, who carries the Blessed Sacrament. It is an invitation to do silent and prolonged adoration of the Wondrous Sacrament instituted by Jesus on this day. Visiting the Altar of Repose in the 7 churches stems from the tradition of ancient Roman pilgrims, who visited seven churches in Rome as a form of penance. This wonderful tradition reminds us of the great gift we have as Catholics in the Blessed Sacrament. It is also a symbol of the universality of the Church.

We will be visiting the seven churches around Philadelphia to visit Our Lord during this Holy Night, therefore keeping this tradition alive!

When?
Holy Thursday (April 13, 2017) at 9.30pm, after the Mass of the Lord's Supper and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Newman Center chapel.

Where to meet?
Newman Center.

How are we getting around?
We will coordinate rides with any volunteer drivers. If you're interested in joining us, please sign up!

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