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.
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Save the dates! Men’s retreat Oct 8-9, with Fr Joseph Mary Brown, Community of St John. Theme: “The Wounded Heart of Christ, Fount of all Mercy” Fathers and Sons welcome! And two retreats in the Spring 1. Men and women retreat March 31-April 2 2. Mother/daughter aka Women’s retreat May 5-7
Lilac from the circle garden — “Everything growing from the earth, praise the Lord!”
The rhododendron buds are just beginning to break open! Drop in for a scenic drive and one of the prayers in a week or two. Times for the Liturgy of the Hours: Office of Readings 5:30am – 6:00am Morning Prayer 8:00am – 8:20am * Mid-Morning 10:00am – 10:10am Mid-Day Prayer 12:00pm – 12:10pm * Mid-Afternoon 3:00pm – 3:10pm Evening Prayer 5:30pm – 5:50pm * Night Prayer 8:00pm – 8:10pm *
Fatima day rosary procession tomorrow! All are welcome. 5:30 Evening Prayer 6:00 Rosary procession 6:30 potluck dinner
Chapter I-IV. Participants in the Liturgy of the Hours Celebration in Common 22. Hence, when the people are invited to the liturgy of the hours and come together in unity of heart and voice, they show forth the Church in its celebration of the mystery of Christ.
Chapter I-IV. Participants in the Liturgy of the Hours Celebration in Common 21. Wherever possible, other groups of the faithful should celebrate the liturgy of the hours communally in church. This especially applies to parishes – the cells of the diocese, established under their pastors, taking the place of the bishop; they “represent in some degree the visible Church established throughout the world.”
Chapter I-IV. Participants in the Liturgy of the Hours Celebration in Common 20. The liturgy of the hours, like other liturgical services, is not a private matter but belongs to the whole Body of the Church, whose life it both expresses and affects.  This liturgy stands out most strikingly as an ecclesial celebration when, through the bishop surrounded by his priests and ministers,  the local Church celebrates it. For “in the local Church the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church is truly present and at work.”
Harmony of Mind and Voice (GILOTH) 19. Mind and voice must be in harmony in a celebration that is worthy, attentive, and devout, if this prayer is to be made their own by those taking part and to be a source of devotion, a means of gaining God’s manifold grace, a deepening of personal prayer, and an incentive to the work of the apostolate.