PDF Version of the Latin Liturgy of the Hours

Would you like to pray the Latin LOH on your tablet or device? At www.breviariodigitale.it you can purchase and download PDF images of each of the four volumes of the Latin breviary (2010 edition). Click on “Catalogo” and select or search for “Liturgia Horarum.”

Esto mihi in Deum protectórem et in domum refúgii

Esto mihi in Deum protectórem et in domum refúgii. Be for me God-Protector and house of refuge. This is the first antiphon for the first psalm (30) for Wednesday Night Prayer in the Liturgy of the hours. It is difficult. What do we do with “in Deum protectorem”? Esto is an imperative (fancy form) of…

Divinum Officium

Amongst the Latins, the recitation of the Breviary was called the Office (officium), that is, the duty, the function, the office; because it is, par excellence, the duty, function and office of persons consecrated to God. This is the oldest and most universal name for the Breviary and its recitation. It was called, too, the…

It is said that whenever a friend reported enthusiastically, “I have just been promoted!” Jung would day, “I’m very sorry to hear that; but if we all stick together, I think we will get through it.” If a friend arrived depressed and ashamed, saying, “I’ve just been fired,” Jung would say, “Let’s open a bottle…

Acquire Wisdom

“It appears that the powers of darkness are allowed access to everyone, and perhaps it is easier for them to attack the unsophisticated. A person must acquire wisdom and strengthen himself as much as possible with the Word of God against the spiritual enemy.” -The Way of a Pilgrim Image via flickr.

Just Keep On Reading Diligently

““The next day the monk indeed brought me his Bible. I opened it, looked inside, read some of it, and said, ‘I won’t accept it. I can’t understand a single word of it. I’m not used to reading Church Slavonic.’* The monk continued to assure me that the very words of the Bible were imbued…