Liturgical Prayer

Giving thanks

Posted on October 10, 2020
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want...

More than satisfy

Posted on August 29, 2020
We do not know the time when the earth and humanity will reach their completion, nor do we know the way in which the universe will be transformed. The world as we see it ... is passing away ... but we are assured...

All these paths at once

Posted on August 22, 2020
I took a sneak peak at the Office of Readings for next week and was quickly distracted by something there. It was the kind of distraction when you have the time and space to indulge, to go off on a tangent and read...

The way of light II

Posted on August 8, 2020
Sun at camp
The following are excerpts from a letter attributed to Barnabas (died 61 AD). It is a part of the Office of Readings for Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Share with your neighbor whatever you have...

Path of life

Posted on July 11, 2020
Blessings to you on this, the Feast of Saint Benedict This past week brought the Benedictine Spirituality Workshop and Retreat, available to Scholastics in Initial Monastic Formation who are discerning entrance into...

In Christ’s prayer

Posted on June 27, 2020
Just before Evening Prayer recently I was reading about the gifts of the Liturgy of the Hours (aka The Office), about how they go both ways. God gifts us with breath, voice, and the desire to seek him. In turn we gift...

At all times and in all places

Posted on June 20, 2020
There are two categories of psalms of praise reflecting different styles: Descriptive praise means that the psalm offers praise to God by describing who he is and what he has done, at all times and in all...

Fragrant with God's grace

Posted on June 13, 2020
It was long ago that my study of the Book of Psalms began. I’m motivated by the fact that I can pray them, just as Jesus did. Saint Ambrose, who was born about 300 years after Jesus' death, wrote about the appeal of...

The Alleluia we sing

Posted on May 9, 2020
Our thoughts in this present life should turn on the praise of God, because it is in praising God that we shall rejoice forever in the life to come; and no one can be ready for the next life unless they train themselves...

Have nothing, yet possess all

Posted on April 25, 2020
The following are excerpts from the Vatican II document Gaudium et spes, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. It is a part of the Office of Readings for Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent. All...

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