Many Catholic laymen are seeking a rich devotional life that unites them with the prayers of the clergy around the world. Little by little, they are learning about the Liturgy of the Hours–the official prayer of the Catholic Church. The Liturgy of the Hours was published by the Church in the 1970s and intended to become the prayer of all the Catholic faithful. There is no better place to begin as a homeschool family as regards family religion, and no better way to nurture religious vocations than to participate in the Liturgy of the Hours.
Thankfully, the folks at DivineOffice.org have built a beautiful website that allows us to pray the Liturgy of the Hours online, very conveniently. There is no better online resource for the Liturgy of the Hours than DivineOffice.org and I highly recommend it.
You’ll see on the homepage of their site that they have recently satisfied all requirements to receive permission from the USCCB to publish the texts of the Liturgy of the Hours on the website, which saves you the cost of purchasing a printed copy of Christian Prayer. Simply register an account, sign in and pray the office. It’s really an amazing site.
I’ve been urging Catholic families for years to get started with the Liturgy of the Hours and DivineOffice.org takes destroys every excuse. It can’t get any easier or more pleasant than those folks have made it for us.
William C. Michael, Headmaster
Classical Liberal Arts Academy
Mr. William C. Michael is the founding headmaster of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. He graduated from Rutgers University with an honors degree in Classics & Ancient History and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the National Association of Scholars. Mr. Michael has worked in private education as a Classics teacher and administrator for over 20 years. He is a Roman Catholic homeschooling father of ten children, and keeper of a quiet family farm in North Carolina. Mr. Michael enjoys studying ancient natural philosophy, gardening, and running.