Liturgical Prayer

This is the time

Posted on February 20, 2021
Jesus said, This is the time of fulfillment The kingdom of God is near Repent and believe in the gospel Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3 Reference: The...

Now is the acceptable time

Posted on February 13, 2021
Ash Wednesday is this week. Know that God is here. God says, Return to me with your whole heart. Say that again, Call an assembly, gather the people, assemble the elders -- return to me with...

Retro Prayer II: Scholastica

Posted on February 6, 2021
Continuing with the theme prompted by the study of the evolution of Liturgy of the Hours texts, here are three prayers relating to Saint Scholastica, whose feast day is February 10. 1963 O God, Who to show the...

Retro Prayer I: Benedict

Posted on January 30, 2021
For fun (okay, it’s really for homework) I've been comparing the resources that this community has used over the years to pray Liturgy of the Hours. Here's a sampling of three prayers used to celebrate Saint...

Quarantine Peace

Posted on January 16, 2021
Quarantine Peace
There is cause for rejoicing here. You may for a time have to suffer the distress of many trials; but this is so that your faith, which is more precious than the passing splendor of fire-tried gold,...

Listen. Act. Do not delay.

Posted on November 14, 2020
During the first year of the reign of Darius, Daniel tells us that he was “perusing the scriptures, counting over the number of years – as revealed by God to the prophet Jeremiah – that were to pass before the...

Providing comfort

Posted on November 7, 2020
A part of Sunday Morning Prayer is Psalm 63:2-9 O God, you are my God, for you I long; for you my soul is thirsting. My body pines for you like a dry, weary land without water. So I gaze on you in the...

The power to uplift

Posted on October 31, 2020
Liturgy has the power to uplift, as was experienced recently by all involved when the annual Oblate Commitment Ceremony, a part of Evening Praise, was broadcast to our oblates near and far via Zoom. Anticipation...

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...

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