New Liturgy of the Hours Website optimised for Visually Impaired People by DivineOffice.org

Mauro Dalu on July 31st, 2015 | 2 comments

Divine Office Catholic Ministry announces today that a new set of web pages is available through the DivineOffice.org website, optimised to be accessed by blind and visually impaired people.

The new accessible website features the same award winning audio production of the Liturgy of the Hours, the universal prayer of the Catholic Church, served in a bare-bones set of pages.

Some time ago, one of our community members contacted us telling that our website was very hard to browse through a Screen Reader software. We immediately...

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June 2015 Newsletter from the USCCB Office of Divine Worship

Monica on July 20th, 2015 | no comments yet

Dear community,

We have prepared a summary of the June 2015 Newsletter from the USCCB Office of Divine Worship and you can find the entire newsletter attached. The newsletter includes information on:

Liturgical Schedule of Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States:

Pope Francis will undertake an Apostolic Journey to the United States and United Nations on September 22-27, 2015, visiting Washington, DC, New York City, and Philadelphia. This visit takes place on the occasion of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. During the papal visit, there will be six liturgical events: two each in Washington, New York City, and...

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Liturgy of the Hours, for Any Day of the Year

Mauro Dalu on June 7th, 2015 | 10 comments

A new "beta" feature on the DivineOffice.org home page allows our community members to pick any date form a calendar to view the Liturgy of the Hours for that date!

The new feature can be found on the right sidebar on most of the website pages. In the next few days this feature will be moved and replace the "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" links that can currently be found on the left side of the site, below the day indicator next to the navigation bar for the day's prayers.

How do you like this new feature?

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Changes to the Home Page for the DivineOffice.org Liturgy of the Hours Website

Mauro Dalu on May 28th, 2015 | 1 comment

Dear Community,

We implemented a few changes to our website code for the home page, reducing drastically our dependance on old Javascript technology that has been causing issues to some of you, especially on some older versions of Safari and Internet Explorer for Windows.

The new home page features a slightly simpler layout, and splits out the prayers in separate pages. It load much less contents and should therefore be much faster for you to display.

We also added a table of contents for the Liturgy of the Hours at the very bottom of the page, from which you can finally access the...

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Lent is near! A Call to Prayer!

Monica on February 17th, 2015 | no comments yet

Dear community,

Tomorrow we will embark in a new Lenten journey. Prayer, mercy and charity, conversion of heart, these are both our pillars and our solid ground, paving the road towards the Passion and the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

"Where is your brother?"(Gen 4:9) Pope Francis asks in his 2015 Lenten message. He makes a call for each of us to find "our brother" and unite "ourselves in prayer with the Church in heaven." Stand firm and hold fast to this call since "we (all) are tempted by indifference."

Share this call! Make easier for our brothers and sisters to...

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The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization

Monica on September 28th, 2014 | no comments yet

Day of Prayer
for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the
Synod of Bishops
Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday, 28 September is to be set aside as a Day of Prayer for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled to take place from 5 to 21 October to treat the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.

Particular churches, parish communities, institutes of consecrated life, associations and movements are invited to...

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New voices on Divine Office

Monica on September 12th, 2014 | no comments yet

To our beloved community,

The Divine Office team is fully committed to this ministry. More so now, that we have been transformed, through the grace of God, from few to many, from a home spun ministry to a worldwide apostolate. As such, we acknowledge the growing, greater demands we have been challenged with and feel blessed to be able to answer them, as follows:

The Divine Office will be replacing the more dramatic readings with new, talented voices, some of which will bring youth and vitality while others will reflect our internationality, our cultural diversity.

Years ago, when we started...

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Pope Francis and the Extraordinary Synod on the Family

Monica on July 7th, 2014 | no comments yet

October 5-19, 2014 Pope Francis will bring together key religious leaders from around the world for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.

As stated by the Holy Father in the recently-released Instrumentum Laboris: there are “three main areas under discussion in the Church:
how the Gospel of the Family can be preached in the present-day;
how the Church’s pastoral care programme for the family might better respond to the new challenges today;
how to assist parents in developing a mentality of openness to life and in upbringing their children.”

Pope Francis understands that strengthening the family is the key to evangelization of all peoples...

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A Sudanese christian woman sentenced to death for her religious choice. What can we do?

andrea on May 16th, 2014 | 5 comments

A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, to hang for apostasy - the abandonment of her religious faith - after she married a Christian man.
What are the facts?
According to the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), the woman is the daughter of a Muslim Sudanese father and an Orthodox Ethiopian mother. Meriam was raised in the Christian faith. But since the father is Muslim, Sudanese law considers her a Muslim too.

The judge asked her to give up her faith: "We gave you three days to...

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Pope Francis’ Homily at Canonization Mass of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II

Monica on April 27th, 2014 | no comments yet

Vatican City, April 27, 2014

At the heart of this Sunday, which concludes the Octave of Easter and which John Paul II wished to dedicate to Divine Mercy, are the glorious wounds of the risen Jesus.

He had already shown those wounds when he first appeared to the Apostles on the very evening of that day following the Sabbath, the day of the resurrection. But Thomas was not there that evening, and when the others told him that they had seen the Lord, he replied that unless he himself saw and touched those wounds, he would not believe. A week later,...

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The Canonization of Pope John XXIII And Pope John Paul II on Divine Mercy Sunday

Monica on April 27th, 2014 | no comments yet

"To modern men and women, often dissatisfied with a shallow and ephemeral existence, and in search of authentic happiness and love, Christ offers his own example and issues the invitation to follow Him.He asks those who hear his voice to give their lives for others. This sacrifice is a source of self-fulfillment and joy, as is seen in the eloquent example of those men and women who, leaving all security behind, have not hesitated to risk their lives as missionaries in different parts of the world. It can also be seen in the response of those young people who,...

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Cyber Week Shopping

Dane on November 24th, 2013 | no comments yet

Enjoy Cyber Monday (and Cyber Week) shopping! If you are shopping through Amazon then please remember to use our link to begin your shopping. You will receive the same prices and nothing will be different about your shopping experience except that Amazon will share a few percentage points from your purchases with us. The amount adds up and it helps us bring even more people to prayer.

Every little bit is appreciated. Thank you!

Shop Amazon - Cyber Week Deals

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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 :)

Read the complete issue of our newsletter here.

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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

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...

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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...

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Catholic Ministries for the New Evangelization Awareness Campaign, Advent 2012

Nicole on December 18th, 2012 | no comments yet

Salt Lake City, Utah, December 18, 2012 - The Divine Office Ministry has partnered with some of the best Catholic resources available to the Catholic Community 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 and purchase eligible Divine Office apps 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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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