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The St. Thomas More House of Prayer is dedicated to the mission of praying and promoting the Liturgy of the Hours. Therefore, a day in the House is structured around the canonical “Hours” of prayer and all guests are expected to schedule their activities so as to be able to join us in common prayer at the appointed times.

The roots our apostolate began with one couple who opened their own home to other couples to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. Since the eve of the Jubilee Year 2000, it has expanded to include a retreat center dedicated to communal praying the Liturgy of the Hours as well as assisting priests, parishes, laypersons, and families to pray and share the official prayer of the Church.

Contact us by email at: or by phone at: 814-676-1910 or by cell at: 814-758-1020.

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This year’s Men’s Retreat is with Fr. John James on February 27 and 28! As in previous years, this is a one night retreat with the option of adding Friday night. Theme: Divine Mercy and obtaining victory over the 7 deadly sins “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21)

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What’s so ordinary about Ordinary Time?

Happy Ordinary Time!

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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2016 - Liturgical Calendar

Today’s Office of Readings includes part of a sermon by St. Gregory of Nazianzus. It begins: “Christ is bathed in light; let us also be bathed in light. Christ is baptized; let us also go down with him, and rise with him.” “Almighty ever-living God, who, when Christ had been baptized in the River Jordan and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him, solemnly declared him your beloved Son, grant that your children by adoption, reborn of water and the Holy Spirit, may always be well pleasing to you. “

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Want to enter in the mystery of the Incarnation and understand more fully what Christmas is all about? Keep praying the LOTH through the season… Even the intentions in todays Morning Prayer reveal the profound implications of God made man. Thank you, Jesus! “You took on our life and offered us in return the mystery of God’s life, – help us to recognize you in the mysteries of your word and your eucharist which you entrusted to your Church. By the power of your birth, make us new persons.”

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St. Thomas More House of Prayer

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The St Thomas More House of Prayer received a new Baby Jesus. Come Let Us Adore Him!

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Epiphany Party at the House of Prayer January 3, 2016 5:00 Gather for Live Nativity 6:30 Solemn Vespers 7:00 Potluck 7:30 Christmas Carols — featuring “The12 Days of Christmas” 8:00 Night Prayer All are welcome!!

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Solemnity of Christmas - December 25, 2015 - Liturgical Calendar

Merry Christmas! Final prayer of lauds for Christmas Day: O God, who gladden us year by year as we wait in hope for our redemption grant that, just as we joyfully welcome your Only Begotten Son as our Redeemer, we may also merit to face him confidently when he comes again as our Judge. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. – See more at:

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Optional Memorial of St. Peter Canisius, priest and doctor - December 21, 2015 - Liturgical Calendar

O God, who for the defense of the Catholic faith made the Priest Saint Peter Canisius strong in virtue and in learning, grant, through his intercession, that those who seek the truth may joyfully find you, their God, and that your faithful people may persevere in confessiong you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. – See more at:

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