Sunday Evening Prayer Books

We would love to help parishes begin the common prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours.  We offer our Sunday Evening Prayer books free to those who want to begin praying in together in their parishes.  Sunday Vespers is a great place to begin since the Church document Sacrosanctum Concilium taught that “Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts.”

 

Night Prayer Books

 

We also offer our Night Prayer books to parish groups free of charge.  These books are an excellent introduction to the Liturgy of the Hours because they simplify the formal and page turning for beginners.

 

 

General Instruction

If you want to be inspired to pray the Liturgy of the Hours (LOTH), start by reading the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours!

Catholic Liturgical Library

Liturgy Office

 

 

 

 

 

Blogs

Fr. Timothy Gallagher shares his journey in embracing the LOTH more fully in his book:

Fr Timothy Gallagher – Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

Videos

A good, brief intro to the LOTH:

 

 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s statement on the Liturgy of the Hours

 

 

 

 

Second Vatican Council

The Second Vatican Council document, Sacrosanctum Concilium, called for the encouragement of the laity to pray the LOTH

 

 

 

 

Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI’s chapter on the Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours.

His promulgation for the revision of the LOTH in Laudis Canticum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Saint John Paul II

Pope St. John Paul II said “Consequently, it is important to devote greater pastoral care to promoting the Liturgy of the Hours as a prayer of the whole People of God” in his March 28, 2001 Wednesday audience and continued his thoughts the following Wednesday

First Audience

Second Audience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope John Paul II’s whole catechesis on the Psalms can be found at these and other sites:

Commentary on the Psalms and Canticles of Lauds by John Paul II and Benedict XVI

Commentary on the Psalms and Canticles of Vespers by John Paul II and Benedict XVI