Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: San Juan Diego Friary
404 San Mateo Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Look for the long, white building on the NE corner of San Mateo and Copper. Park on the south or north side of the building.
Join us for Holy Hour, evening prayer, talks, night prayer, and Benediction. We will not be celebrating Mass this evening.
NOTE: we will serve coffee and light refreshments from 6:30p to 7:30p (we traditionally fast for Transitus, so there will not be a formal meal). Holy Hour will begin at 7:30p, beginning with solemn evening prayer. We'll have two talks on St. Francis, and then we'll conclude the vigil with night prayer and Benediction.
Please call the friary at 505-990-3001 if you have any questions.
The Transitus is a Franciscan devotion to ritually remember the passing of Saint Francis from this life into God. This ritual takes place each year on the evening of October 3rd. Daniel Grigassey, OFM, wrote in an article that "the Transitus has become a significant and even necessary annual event. To ritually revisit the story of Francis' passing is vital; without it something significant is missing. It specifies the living memory of Francis; it intensifies our commitment to follow Christ in the way of the poor man of Assisi."