Friday, June 23, 2006
Do the Laity Pray the Liturgy of the Hours?

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus comments on the growing practice of praying the Liturgy of the Hours among the laity. This is a great sign for the future of the Church:
"With, it seems, increasing frequency I come across lay people who are daily praying The Liturgy of the Hours. That is required for priests and members of religious communities. The daily office, as it is called, varies according to the traditions of some religious orders and in most communities is prayed in common or, as it is said, in choir. It is an encouraging thing that lay people, and especially younger lay people, are taking up this spiritual discipline. And even more encouraging when they are able to pray the office with others, as in the family."
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours!

Image Source: Solemn Traditional Divine Office with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter/NLM

1 comment(s):

del_button June 23, 2006 at 6:16 PM
Anonymous said...

I love Liturgy of the Hours!

When I first started doing it, I got frustrated because I'll be in a good mood and the Psalms would be depressing. Then, I'd be in a bad mood and the Psalms would be really happy. After so long, it began to temper my mood!

God bless and I'm glad you're back in the blog-game! :-)

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