Weekly Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours – 12/19/2021

Receive the Guide by Email This guide helps Catholics who wish to pray Morning, Evening and Night prayer using the single volume “Christian Prayer”. Catholics who wish to pray the Office of Readings and Daytime Prayer should use the four volume edition of the Liturgy of the Hours. We expect that such Catholics would have experience with the Liturgy of the Hours and wouldn’t need the help of a guide. To receive the guide weekly by email, subscribe to our Liturgy of the Hours mailing list below: How to Use the Guide This guide is intended to be printed and … Continue

Subscribe to the CLAA’s Weekly Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours

Learning to pray the Liturgy of the Hours can be challenging. There are excellent online resources available, but some prefer to pray using a prayer book–offline. If that includes you, our “Weekly Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours” is the easiest way to get started. We provide a printable weekly guide every Friday night for use the following week. Print the guide, fold it in half, and stick in our prayer book for the week–it’s that simple.

Memorial of St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) was born and nurtured in poverty, and chose it also for his portion. Unable to learn a trade, he became the servant of the poor in the hospital of Medina, while still pursuing his sacred studies. In 1563, being then twenty-one, he humbly offered himself as a lay-brother to the Carmelite friars, who, however, knowing his talents, had him ordained priest. He would now have exchanged to the severe Carthusian Order, had not St. Teresa of Avila, with the instinct of a Saint, persuaded him to remain and help her in the reform of … Continue

Weekly Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours – 12/12/2021

Our Weekly Guide is Back I am happy to announce that our weekly guide to the Liturgy of the Hours is back. This guide helps Catholics who wish to pray Morning, Evening and Night prayer using the single volume “Christian Prayer”. We have simplified the guide to make it even easier to use than before. Catholics who wish to pray the Office of Readings and Daytime Prayer should use the four volume edition of the Liturgy of the Hours. We expect that such Catholics would have experience with the Liturgy of the Hours and wouldn’t need the help of a … Continue

What’s in Your Prayer Book?

If you’re interested in learning to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, the first step is easy: buy a copy of Christian Prayer. Once your prayer book arrives, however, you’ll find that it contains a lot of stuff: calendars, instructions, prayers, readings, songs and more. Let’s learn about what’s in your prayer book. I. Introductory Materials At the beginning of the prayer book, there are a number of helpful resources worth reading through when you get some time. These include: General Instructions Liturgical Calendar General Principles II. Proper of Seasons On page 39, we find the beginning of the first … Continue

How to Order Your Home with the Liturgy of the Hours

There is an incredible amount of pressure on Catholic parents. Children are born into our homes and they need to be brought under order and good discipline. Without this, no virtue or devotion can develop. Fortunately, the Church has provided us with an excellent tool for ordering our lives: the Liturgy of the Hours. Start the Day with Morning Prayer When the children wake up, it is common for families to move to “breakfast” or to just start the day’s activities. This is a bad habit that needs to be prevented (or broken). Rather than this, make the family’s first … Continue

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