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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. A day in the House is structured around the canonical Hours. It 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 a retreat center and other apostolates. All guests are expected to schedule their activities so as to be able to join us in common prayer at the appointed Hours.
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Dates are set for this year’s Women’s and Men’s retreats with the Community of St. John: November 13-15 for Women and March 27-28 for Men. Call 814-676-1910 for reservations.
Man’s Sanctification 14b. Those taking part in the Liturgy of the Hours have access to holiness of the richest kind through the life-giving word of God, to which it gives such great importance. The readings are drawn from Sacred Scripture, God’s words in the psalms are sung in his presence, and the intercessions, prayers and hymns are steeped in the inspired language of Scripture.
Today is the memorial of St. Thérèse Closing of Morning prayer (new translation) “O God, who open your Kingdom to those who are humble and to little ones, lead us to follow trustingly in the little way of Saint Thérèse, so that through her intercession we may see your eternal glory revealed. 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.”
O GOD, THE Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, mercifully look upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Thy Church; grant him, we beseech Thee, so to edify, both by word and example, those over whom he hath charge, that he may attain unto everlasting life, together with the flock committed unto him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Man’s Sanctification 14. Man’s sanctification is accomplished, and worship offered to God, in the Liturgy of the Hours in an exchange or dialogue between God and man in which “God speaks to his people…and his people reply to him in song and prayer.” GILOTh