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Simplify Daily Prayer

Simplify Daily Prayer

I am passionate about Daily Prayer – using the Bible, particularly the Psalms, as a disciplined way of praying. If the Eucharist is the jewel in the crown – then Daily Prayer is its setting. From a scholarly point of view, there is the ‘cathedral’ tradition – a people’s office (another name for Daily Prayer),… Continue Reading

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Praying Using Technology?

Praying Using Technology?

Cardinal Robert Sarah (Prefect of the Roman Catholic Congregation for Divine Worship) and I often see things differently. At a recent conference in Rome, celebrating 10 years since Pope Benedict XVI’s loosened restrictions on celebrating Mass in the pre-Vatican II form, Cardinal Sarah attacked using mobile phones and tablets to pray Daily Prayer: Perhaps it… Continue Reading

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Top Hits

Top Hits

In social media, there’s a Throwback Thursday tradition of looking back. In that spirit, I’ve been encouraged to look back at the statistics and see what people have actually been reading on this website. I’m heartened. Over the years, the greatest interest has been shown in The Liturgy of the hours, the Daily Office, Daily… Continue Reading

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Rosary

Rosary

October 7 was the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and October is, traditionally, the month of the Rosary. The 150 recitations of the Hail Mary was, obviously, connected to the monastic praying of the 150 psalms (especially for those without books or who could not read). The recent addition of another 50 Hail… Continue Reading

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Benedictine Daily Prayer Second Edition

Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary by the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey (Author), Maxwell E. Johnson (Editor) Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota (2005; second edition 2015) 2088 pages; 6.2 x 4.4 x 1.9 inches; 5 ribbons included. I have been using Benedictine Daily Prayer (2005) for years now. Alongside Lauds (2 psalms & I then… Continue Reading

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Benedictine Daily Prayer

Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary by the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey (Author), Maxwell E. Johnson (Editor) Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota (2005; second edition 2015) 2088 pages; 6.2 x 4.4 x 1.9 inches; 5 ribbons included. As part of my ongoing rebuilding older sections of this site, I have reblogged some earlier posts in… Continue Reading

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What is Liturgy?

What is Liturgy?

A friend pointed to the above image and exclaimed: “Now, that’s liturgy!” True. Very quickly, however, in our one-way culture (where affirming one thing is understood by many as denying anything different to what is being affirmed), people end up thinking that the above image is the only way to do liturgy, the ideal of… Continue Reading

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