Shrine to host 40 hours devotion

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington will sponsor "24 Hours for the Lord: 40 Hours Devotion" beginning with the 5:15 p.m. Mass March 3, and continuing through the 5:15 p.m. Mass March 5. Continuous exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be available throughout the devotion, including the overnight hours.

The opening Mass will be celebrated by the Military Services Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio. The closing Mass will be celebrated by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde with a Eucharistic procession immediately following. Both Masses will be broadcast by EWTN and Catholic TV.

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The shrine is located at 400 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington. Call 202/526-8300 or go to

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