Saturday, October 05, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back here. Once you publish it, come back here and leave a link below.

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Question of the week:  Have you ever tried the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office)? Why or why not, and, if so, is it something you pray regularly?  My Answer:  Yes.  I learned years ago that it existed and back in the relatively early days of my online experience, I looked it up and found it online at Universalis.  I'd pray it periodically but found it a lot at one time.  I didn't realize it followed a pattern and that if I stuck with it, I'd eventually learn most of those psalms such that I'd be praying them rather than meditating on them, if that makes any sense.  Now, I often read the Office of the Readings while in the Adoration Chapel and/or pray Vespers and/or Compline while there.  So, while not someone who says it daily or even regularly, it is part of my prayer life.  If you want to learn more about it, I reviewed a book not long ago

This week I recommended two books I got free:  Wings of Glass and The Sea Glass Sisters.  I also reviewed a modern-day retelling of The Scarlet Letter called The Outcast.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting, RAnn!
    This week, I have a re-post in honor of St. Therese, the latest image in my Rosary Art Collection, some fan fiction, and, of course, my book list.
    http://semper-gaudete.blogspot.com/2013/10/sunday-snippets-catholic-carnival.html

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  2. Thank you for hosting! I shared this week a post on how we are helped by the angels as taught by the Catechism of the Council of Trent.

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  3. I pray the liturgy of the hours regularly using the 1962 books. It's something I'm attached to and is part of my obligation as a Benedictine Oblate. I started back in 1997.

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  4. Thank you, RAnn for hosting this carnival every week and also for the questions.
    I’ve been praying the Invitatory, Office of Readings, Evening and/or Night Prayer most days for years, though I have had more success since I discovered: DivineOffice.org. They provide an beautiful community prayer experience for me. I love not having to spent frustrating effort finding and flipping pages, though I probably merited time off purgatory for all those efforts in years past, Then I just managed Morning Prayer.

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  5. Hi RAnn...I had to laugh when I saw your line about the book "Wings of Glass" - I completely read it as Wines of Glass and was completely confused as to why it didn't say Glasses of Wine! Long day... As for Liturgy of the Hours, I've never done it before, but hope to one day.

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  6. I pray the liturgy of the hours Morning Prayer almost every day at work - I am a parish secretary. I love the night Prayer but do not pray it or Evening prayer very often. I find it is better - for me - to pray it in a group then by myself. Thanks for hosting!

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