Liturgical Prayer

For you alone

Posted on April 17, 2021
As soon as I lie down, I fall peacefully asleep, for you alone, O God, bring security to my dwelling. Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3 Reference: Psalm 4:8 is a...

By grace

Posted on March 13, 2021
For by grace you have been saved, through faith. This is not from you, it is the gift of God. It is not from works, so no one may boast. For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works...

Not sacrifice

Posted on March 6, 2021
It is love that I desire, not sacrifice, knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3 Reference: The excerpt above is from the readings...

God is merciful

Posted on February 27, 2021
Jesus said, Do not judge and you will not be judged; Do not condemn and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven; Give and it will be given to you. Be merciful just as God is merciful...

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...


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