June 13, 2006

A convenient exposure to the "Liturgy of the Hours" -- together with valuable daily spiritual food

For each day, "Magnificat" magazine offers:
+ prayers for both morning and evening, drawn from the Church's official "Liturgy of the Hours"
+ the official texts of the daily Mass
+ meditations from the writings of the Fathers of the Church, and a great variety of spiritual writings
+ essays on the lives of the saints

[No, they are not paying me to blog this.]

You can request a sample copy from their website.
Click HERE for it.


Blogger Norman said...

sounds good, Fr. Though I wonder if they are willing to send a complimentary copy to Singapore.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

They apparently send to Europe. Ask about Singapore.

5:16 AM  
Anonymous Bob Farrell said...


Did you see June's "art explanation thingy" (I know there must be some learned description for this feature, but I'm an ignoramus)?

As I was reading it, I was thinking to myself, "This sounds like a Father Stephanos blog entry." Too bad you can't link to it, your readers would enjoy it.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Bob Farrell said...

You might want to add one more great thing about Magnificat:


8:56 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Does anyone know how to get ahold of an older version of the LOTH? I presume the one I currently use from the Catholic Book Publishing Co. is based on more recent translations and/or prayers. I would love to see what an old one looks like.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

I don't actually receive "Magnificat".


The only version of the Liturgy of the Hours that exists is the one you are using. For an "older" one you'd have to look at a "pre-Vatican II" breviary.
However, there is a "UK" (Scotland, Ireland, England) edition with better translations.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Deacon DW said...

Does anyone know how to get ahold of an older version of the LOTH?

Typically, most good theological libraries, even those at mainline Protestant seminaries, will have several copies on their shelves. I found several very old Latin breviaries, 200-300 years old in the library at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. They were just out in the open, though non-circulatory. You never know where old breviaries will turn up, though usually books that old will be kept under lock and key.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Thanks. Looks like I'll have to do a little bit of investigating. It stems more from curiosity and spiritual hunger than anything--I want to FEEL the Breviary as I pray it. The one I currently use has been a wonderful source of prayer for me. I can only imagine one better translated and with the Latin, a language that I have really come to love and rediscover in recent years.

2:54 PM  

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