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Time to Pray

Three months after retirement is probably a good point at which to stop and take stock. Those three months follow thirty-two years as a very busy specialist nurse, the final year of which was exceptionally busy because of the pandemic – the changes this brought...

Saturday Memoria

One of the beautiful options offered in the Liturgy of the Hours is the choice of celebrating a ‘Saturday Memoria’ of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This isn’t a specific Office, such as the Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary – such Offices have their...

Return To The Hours

“Christian prayer is primarily the prayer of the entire community of mankind joined to Christ Himself.”  – Pope St Paul VI   I have written previously about my attempts at praying the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. Those...

Failing Spectacularly

A couple of months ago, I read an interesting article by a lady regarding the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours. In it, she wrote – “What is needed is a more profound, structural change which allows ready practice, memorization of texts, and the possibility of...

Nunc Dimitis

‘Now, You dismiss Your servant in peace,  according to Your word, O Master;  for my eyes have seen Your salvation,  which You have prepared in the sight of all the peoples;  a light for revelation to the nations,  and the glory of Your people Israel.’ ...

Lectionary and Psalter

I was interested to read earlier today that the Bishops Conference of Scotland plan to introduce a new Lectionary, having given the go-ahead for the planning of this to begin; the work is expected to take a few years. The new Lectionary will be based on the English...

The Liturgy of the Hours

“It is the prayer not only of the clergy, but of the whole people of God”- Pope Paul, Apostolic Constitution promulgating the Divine Office   Recently, I have noticed what seems to be a growing trend on a number of sites I follow, and particularly...
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