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    • In a way , me too…I often think that I should have been a nun! I pray alone here, so it is nice to know that in this group I am not alone..

      • Maureen ~
        Have you ever thought of joining a secular order? I am a Secular Discalced Carmelite.

  1. I love saying the Divine Office, thank you all – that are involved in this beautiful prayer.
    A kindly reminder…tomorrow (26 August) is the time to start a nine day Novena, to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), ending on 3rd September – the day she will be canonised as a Saint – in OUR time!! God bless you all +
    BerylH

  2. I especially enjoy the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy” used in the Day prayer today [Aug 24]. Some 60+ years ago we had a weekly compulsory chapel at Trinity College [Hartford, Episcopal]. At that time it was all male; the chapel service resembled what one sees in movies of English boy’s schools. This was one of our favorite hymns. Thanks.

  3. I am responsible for teaching seminarians to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. In the past, I have encouraged them to subscribe to your site, as it made the Divine Office accessible on their electronic devices and was a great help to them in learning how to correctly place their ribbons and use the Liturgy of the Hours books. Is there any word on when you may be able to accept new subscribers again, so I can direct my students to your site?

  4. It is wonderful praying the divine office, i pray for grace to pray the divine office, mass and other prayers through Christ our Lord. Thanks for the Divine office App.

  5. I want to share another way pray the Rosary- I pray all the misteries every day as most of you do as well- but sometimes I just want to give Our Holy Mother a prayer of my own-to celebrate her for the Purest Lilly that She is. Here it is_
    The Rosary of the Flowers for the Holy Mother
    This moment Holy Mother I want to celebrate you as the Purest Flower of the Holy Trinity,along with all flowers on Earth-Holy Mother ,we say AVE”

    Holy Mother- I want to offer you this day -Mary Our Mother: the beauty and color of all the flowers of the world.Accept this simple offering of love that comes from my grateful heart.
    Beautiful flowers of blood red hue- open your petals and salute our Most Beautiful Queen- for your love, never ending and warm- honored to reflect the color of your Sacred son’s blood we say: Ave”
    and then I pray two or three beads.
    Then you continue to offer to Her every flower kind you are inspired with- like
    Flowers of that grow in arid and dry lands, that grow in the most impossible condition,let’s salute our HOly Mother as we open or petals and say: Ave
    Flowers of great beauty, reflecting on each petal the rainbow of the Lord- say to the Most Holy Mother: Ave
    Flowers that timidly grow under bushes,shy little creation that nonetheless bloom in full beauty- salute the Holy Mother and say: Ave”
    in this way I present the Virgin Mary all the flowers, big and small, all colors, the ones the are fragant and those that grow in bunches, those that are solitary ,those that are exotic, the most extravagant, mysterious, the simplest ones-
    The idea is to present to the Virgin the flowers of nature-like inviting the flowers to send their fragrance and special earthly beauty to the Holy Queen AR the end- I offer the most beautiful flowers of all_ the flowers that never bloomed- those tender buds that were cut before having a chance to spread their petals and sing to Her an Ave of love: the little children that like tiny flowers are cut from the woumb -I present to Her all those tiniest flowers that were cut too soon – and present those little flowers to Our Mother- as the most beautiful on Earth , although they never bloomed.
    These Rosary I do sometimes when I specially need a moment with Our Mother and it was of abundant and unexpected graces-I do recommend you- that when you feel inspired to spend moments of special beauty with Our Queen- pray you Rosary and make it from your inspiration, a simple conversation with someone that loves you so much and where you can pour out for feeling of love knowing She loves you more always.

  6. ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT
    In WWII, there was an adviser to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect as bombing stopped.
    Per an email that I received, there is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America. I don’t know if this is true but it would be great if everyone did this.
    If you would like to participate: each evening at 9:00 PM
    Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens and for peace in the world.
    If you know anyone who would like to participate, please
    pass this along. Someone said if people really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless.
    Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have.

  7. This is a call for ALL Americans to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, not just Republicans, but Democrats, Tea Party, and Independents as well. Pray, Pray, Pray, that GOD’S WILL is done in this election and in this country!

    This 54-Day Rosary Novena is a series of 6 nine-day novenas said one right after the other. One Rosary is said each day, praying the set of Mysteries listed for that day, (Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, or Glorious) with the Spiritual Communion prayer after the Rosary. If you do not know how to pray the Holy Rosary, click here.

    Our Blessed Mother said that with prayer and fasting even the laws of nature can be changed. So, please do any and all little sacrifices you can for this novena. Remember NO sacrifice is too small. It does not take heroic deeds, only small, little deeds, done with great love! Offer them all up to God for the intentions of this novena, and surely He will hear our prayers,

    to get a copy go to: http://54dayrosarynovena.com/index.html

    • This is an excellent idea! I never thought to pray the Rosary over the political situation in the United States and I would add the civic and racial unrest too. One thing I have found helpful is this link:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIdiktEquMM

      It takes you through all four sets of mysteries in a little over an hour. I usually break it up and pray one set after the four short readings in the Book of Hours, which are the Invitatory, Mid-morning, noon, and midafternoon. Breaking the 4 sets of Rosary prayers up in this way makes each of the prayer times the same approximate length.

      I wish you all well, and I love being part of the prayers of God’s children.

      • Rainshadow
        Who better to turn to with our prayers than our Blessed Mother. The Patroness of the United States is Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. She is the Mother God, our mother and the mother of our country. How blessed are we that we can turn to the Mother of Jesus and ask her to pray for us and our country. She is a powerful intercessor.
        Pray for us o Holy Mother of God that we might be worthy of the promises of Christ.

        Thanks for sharing the Rosary link. I thought you might also enjoy this Youtube link to video rosaries. There is a separate link for each Mystery. It is beautiful
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsY9yaBsgls

  8. I realize that you have a lot to do and this is low on the list of priorities [and properly so]. Just wanted to say I appreciate it when you can give us the number praying at any time; it enhances the feeling of community for me.

  9. Friday 5 the Aug, Second reading enjoyable in evening but I was disappointed that it had been changed some time during the day. I preferred the earlier entry. Marianne

  10. Thank you for your ministry. It is a most important one that I use for all the hours. Perhaps you can answer some questions I have that are not meant as criticisms:
    Why are the comments so often closed?
    Why do the readers sometimes change the words in the antiphons or prayers? e.g. leaving out “St Alphonse Liquori” and substituting “saint” or trying to use more inclusive language. I am not against that per se but it is distracting when praying along with the reader if one deviates from the printed text.
    Again, minor matters but questions I have. Blessings to you in the name of Christ.
    Joe

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