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United in Prayer

"After Jesus was taken up into heaven the apostles went back from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a sabbath walk; and when they reached the …More
"After Jesus was taken up into heaven the apostles went back from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a sabbath walk; and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers." – Acts 1:12-14, which is today's 1st reading at Mass. The apostles, gathered around Our Lady, kept the first novena of prayer, as they awaited the descent of the Holy Spirit. Detail from an altarpiece in San Francisco's Catholic Cathedral.

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