Happy Birthday Divine Office!

Mauro Dalu on August 6th, 2013 | no comments yet

On August 6th 2006 our first Catholic website and podcast series went live. Seven years have passed and over five years since DivineOffice.org website was launched.

We have prepared this simple infographic to celebrate our anniversary, please feel free to share it :)

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The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

Divine Office Receives 3rd Consecutive Readers’ Choice Award: Best in Catholicism – About.com Readers’ Choice Awards, 2013

Nicole on March 30th, 2013 | no comments yet

About.com Winner 2013

Salt Lake City, Utah, March 27, 2013 – The Divine Office Ministry  once again proves the ‘best of’ according to this year’s votes in the About.com Readers Choice Awards. After receiving significant nominations to participate in the Readers Choice Awards this year, the nominations brought Divine Office in three categories on Catholicism. About.com’s announcement of the winners makes the 2013 awards for Divine Office the third consecutive award in this Readers Choice Awards, and their second year to receive the award in all three of these nominated  categories: Best Catholic Website, Best Catholic iOS App (Divine Office Liturgy of the Hours), and Best Catholic Podcast.

“We at Divine Office feel blessed to have the opportunity to serve God in His work. It is reassuring to be nominated for a third straight year and we thank our incredible prayer community for helping us further our mission, which is to bring everyone everywhere together into praying the Liturgy of the Hours. Winning the About.com Readers’ Choice elevates our visibility and ultimately brings more people together in this prayer form to glorify God and intervene for the salvation of the world.”

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The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

About.com 2013 Awards Nominations

Mauro Dalu on January 14th, 2013 | no comments yet

Help us to reach more people!

It’s that time of the year again… Thanks to your votes, you elected us as the best catholic Website, Podcast, iPhone and iPad app for 2011 and 2012. This recognition helped many people, who would have never found us otherwise, join in praying the Liturgy of the Hours. 2013 is here and Nominations for the 2013 About.com Catholicism Readers Choice Awards are now open!

“We want this Year to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope. It will also be a good opportunity to intensify the celebration of the faith in the liturgy [...] At the same time, we make it our prayer that believers’ witness of life may grow in credibility. To rediscover the content of the faith that is professed, celebrated, lived and prayed, and to reflect on the act of faith, is a task that every believer must make his own, especially in the course of this Year.” (Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI)

DivineOffice.org ministry joins the ever ancient and always new hymn of praise in the daily work, nourishment and commemoration which is prayer in community. You can help us to reach more people by nominating and voting for Divine Office on About.com’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards!

DivineOffice.org ministry believes “… it is supremely to be hoped that the Liturgy of the Hours may pervade and penetrate the whole of Christian prayer, giving it life, direction and expression, and effectively nourishing the spiritual life of the people of God.” [#8, Apostolic Constitution, LOTH]

About.com’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards will showcase the best products, features and services in multiple categories. Nominations will be accepted from 12:00 A.M. EST on January 14, 2013, until 12:00 A.M. EST on February 11, 2013. Readers are free to nominate their own product or site, as well as someone else’s, and to promote the Readers’ Choice Awards to their community.

How to Nominate Divine Office as Best Catholic Website, Podcast, iPhone and iPad App

Please consider nominating Divine Office Liturgy of the Hours for Best Catholic Website, Podcast and iOS App. You can vote every day!

  • To nominate Divine Office for Best Catholic Website: visit this page and enter DivineOffice.org as URL.
  • To nominate Divine Office for Best Catholic Podcast: visit this page then copy-paste our podcast iTunes URL:
    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=294319197
  • To nominate Divine Office Apps for Best Catholic iOS App: visit this page then enter as App Name: “Divine Office” and as iTunes URL:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/divine-office-audio-prayer/id301349397?mt=8

Thank You!

We’re thankful that you’re praying with us, joining the global Divine Office community.

We wish to thank everyone supporting us, and thank you for taking the time to do so by nominating and voting for us in the About.com awards.

To make it easier for you to nominate us, and then hopefully to vote for Divine Office every day, we’ve set up a special daily reminder e-mail service. Please feel free to subscribe to it by entering your email address below:

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Last year you showed your love for our apps by nominating also our Catholicpedia and Prayer apps, which were ranked among the top 10 Catholic apps too!… But then you had to make a choice on what app to vote. For this reason we’re not going to ask you to nominate these apps as runner-ups this year: this will allow other ministries to gain some visibility too, which we feel is the real purpose of this initiative.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

Now Available: Leather Prayer Journal with DivineOffice.org Logo

Mauro Dalu on December 18th, 2012 | no comments yet

Record your deepest spiritual reflections, blessings, special intentions, prayer requests and prayers answered in a hand-sewn hand-crafted leather journal. Our Prayer Journal contains a book of 192 lined cream-colored pages and is 5″ by 6.5″ in size. The top-grain leather exterior gives it the durability it needs for daily use. The Prayer Journal makes the perfect gift for anyone on a journey of spiritual growth. The journal comes with a strap closure and is debossed with the Divine Office icon. Hand crafted in Utah with the finest top-grain cowhide from tanners located in the United States, each journal reflects the leather’s aged and weathered patina. Random, beautiful, and natural blemishes add texture and variety to each product. This Journal is Black Leather and made completely in the USA from USA genuine top-grain leather of the highest quality. We also have Prayer Journals in Saddle Leather and Buckskin Leather.

Available now on Amazon.com

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

Catholic Ministries for the New Evangelization

Mauro Dalu on December 18th, 2012 | no comments yet

The Divine Office Ministry has partnered with some of the best Catholic resources available,  as a way to reach out to Catholics this Advent season in a campaign starting today, and continuing through the holiday, until December 26, 2012. Join this ever-expanding community in prayer this season: take advantage of the advent promotion – Divine Office apps are being offered at a special discounted price (25% off between now until December 26th). The Advent promotion is a great time to gift an app for those left on the gift list, or simply celebrate the season by sharing support for one another, and telling others about the Catholic resources that have come together for the worshipping Catholic Community.

Visit the website http://2012.divineoffice.org to learn more about these great Catholic ministries. Continue reading →

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Coming of Our God and more hymns now available on iTunes!

Mauro Dalu on November 12th, 2012 | no comments yet


“The Coming of our God”
, an album collecting Advent Hymns and Canticles set to music by Erika Provinzano is finally available on iTunes and Amazon MP3!

The album contains the following tracks:

  •  The Coming of Our God
  •  On Jordan’s Bank
  •  Creator of the Stars of Night
  •  Father Lord of Earth and Heaven
  •  Te Deum


Listen to previews and purchase now on iTunes
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The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

Divine Office heads to Dallas for the Catholic New Media Conference, August 29-31

Nicole on August 28th, 2012 | no comments yet

Divine Office will be traveling to Dallas for the Catholic New Media Conference (CNMC), an annual event organized by the non-profit organization, SQPN. This will be the 3rd year in attendance for Divine Office while this year marks the 5th annual CNMC event to date. The Catholic New Media Conference is an event, which was started in support of bringing the networking, and learning opportunities that technology enables as a means for bringing Catholic news, and resources to the Catholic community. Those that attend the conference are a vast and notable collective, as members of the Catholic faith, who make it their mission to support, and deliver resources in the interest of Catholics everywhere. The event includes Catholic writers, bloggers, church organizers, ministries, news sources, publishers, software developers, parishes, charities, and other Catholics, and their organizations supporting this community.

This year will be a special occasion for Divine Office as our very own, Dane Falkner, founder and creator of DivineOffice.org, will be presenting in a new lecture being offered discussing the uses and the advantages of bringing Catholicism and technology together. Because this technology is what the Divine Office ministry was founded upon, the purpose of this event is a chance to learn and share with others what we hope to continue. More specifically, as times change the coming together in knowledge, prayer, worship, and devotion become increasingly important, and that the tools for doing so remain available to everyone. We have been blessed with this ability through the use of technology as a means to reach Catholics everywhere, to pray together, and be a resource. We want to continue our mission, which is why we are excited to be participating in this year’s, Catholic New Media Conference.

The rest of the Divine Office team would like to thank Dane for his knowledge in both faith and technology, and for presenting on behalf of Divine Office at this year’s conference. We hope you’ll join us in wishing him the best of luck as we support him at the Catholic New Media Conference (CNMC) of 2012.

Have a story about how technology has helped you in your daily devotion as a Catholic today? We would love your comments…

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

Hymns Needed: Contribute by Providing Audio Recordings

Mauro Dalu on July 15th, 2012 | no comments yet

Here are a few hymns that we are asking our community to provide. Please note that by providing these hymns we need to know who to credit and we need permission to use them with unlimited license and without requiring royalty payments. Continue reading →

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Most Popular Bible Software on the Mac App Store Now Includes the New American Bible

Nicole on November 1st, 2011 | no comments yet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, (Nov 1st, 2011)—The most popular Bible Reader on the Mac App Store now includes the full New American Bible, Revised Edition: the official Catholic Bible approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Created by the Divine Office Catholic Ministry in partnership with Surgeworks, a Salt Lake City-based application developer and graphical interaction design firm, the Bible App for Mac OS X includes over 20 versions of the Bible in six different languages.

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The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

New Bible App for Mac Users

Nicole on May 27th, 2011 | no comments yet

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, (May 27, 2011)The Divine Office Catholic Ministry, in partnership with Surgeworks Inc., a Salt Lake City-based application developer and graphical interaction design firm, has announced a new app for the Apple Mac App Store based on 20 versions of the Bible in six different languages. Continue reading →

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

Now Available Divine Office, Catholic Liturgy of the Hours, for Mac

Nicole on January 6th, 2011 | no comments yet

The Divine Office Ministry, a non-profit group that offers the “Liturgy of the Hours” collection of Roman Catholic prayers online, and via the iPhone, iPod, and iPad, in partnership with Surgeworks Inc., provides an iOS app that takes the full text and audio for the Liturgy of The Hours of the Roman Catholic Church to the iPhone and iPad, and now has released the Divine Office app version for Mac through the new Mac App Store. Continue reading →

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.