Carefully and Devoutly

“By the Divine Office God is honored, the fury of the enemy is repelled, and the divine mercies are obtained for sinners. But to attain these ends it is necessary to recite the Office in a proper manner: it is necessary to say it ‘carefully and devoutly,’ as the fifth Council of Lateran has taught, in the celebrated Canon Dolentes.”

– St Alphonsus de Liguori, Dignity and Duties of the Priest