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Archive for category Liturgy of the Hours

Lord, Close My Lips

The opening verse of the office “Lord, open my lips” used to have a twin at the end of the day.

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Corpus Christi

Biblical verses from the Office of Corpus Christi.

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Pope Francis on Lenten Fasting

Fast from words and be silent—so you can listen.

The Proslogion and Liturgy in the Classroom

One student was comforted to see her own questions in this text from 1000 years ago. Students wrestled with Anselm’s argument, let it bend their minds a bit, but began to see it as a reflection on a liturgical life.

Wedding and the Liturgy of the Hours

How a liturgist celebrated his wedding within the Liturgy of the Hours, and why this might be a quite good idea.

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Presbyterian Minister to Conduct Program on the Liturgy of the Hours

The program appears to be designed to reach out to members of churches that do not currently pray the Hours but would like to introduce the practice.

Liturgy Lines: Weekday Liturgy

Services of the Word or the Liturgy of the Hours should never be considered as “second rate” alternatives, which we resort to only when a priest is unavailable…

Viewpoint: On Praying the Psalms on Behalf of the World

What does it mean to pray this Psalm when life is experienced as positive, fulfilled, and happy, and the supplicant has a strong sense of the closeness of God? – M. Francis Mannion

Preparing for a reflection

I was asked to preach at a Vespers service at the Institute for Church Life here at Notre Dame last week, and they very kindly hosted the reflection on the Church Life website. The topic is the Easter season for those of us in academic life, who are extremely rushed right now. “Easter in the […]

Does Psalm 88 Make Sense at Compline?

Especially (but not only) in Easter season I would strongly suggest not saying Ps. 88 at Compline.