Holy Days if no TLM: Plan B?
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(11-01-2019, 04:09 PM)formerbuddhist Wrote: I used to just pray the Breviary. When I was Catholic hands down THE most important thing for me spiritually- - my lifeblood-- was the Divine Office. I used to try to pray the full Office, Matins through Compline during feasts and as much as possible on regular days.  I didn't always get through everything but the Breviary helps sanctify your day, hour by hour, season by season.  If I had to give any advice on this matter it would be hands down to pray the Office. St. Benedict had it right when he said to his monks,  "Let us prefer nothing whatsoever to the Work of God(i.e . the Divine Office).

The Monastic Diurnal is a God-send. I pray it every single day.
"The Heart of Jesus is closer to you when you suffer, than when you are full of joy." - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Put not your trust in princes: In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation. - Ps. 145:2-3

"For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables." - 2 Timothy 4:3-4
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(11-01-2019, 07:00 PM)Augustinian Wrote:
(11-01-2019, 04:09 PM)formerbuddhist Wrote: I used to just pray the Breviary. When I was Catholic hands down THE most important thing for me spiritually- - my lifeblood-- was the Divine Office. I used to try to pray the full Office, Matins through Compline during feasts and as much as possible on regular days.  I didn't always get through everything but the Breviary helps sanctify your day, hour by hour, season by season.  If I had to give any advice on this matter it would be hands down to pray the Office. St. Benedict had it right when he said to his monks,  "Let us prefer nothing whatsoever to the Work of God(i.e . the Divine Office).

The Monastic Diurnal is a God-send. I pray it every single day.
Indeed it is beautiful. I never understood why people would not love the Breviary, but I suppose I've always had a sort if monastic temperament. 

 If you get a chance pick up the Lancelot Andrewes Press Matins so you get the full Breviary. Benedictine Matins is long but beautiful.  You always start with Ps 3 and 94 and you don't want to miss the lessons, especially at Advent.
Walk before God in simplicity, and not in subtleties of the mind. Simplicity brings faith; but subtle and intricate speculations bring conceit; and conceit brings withdrawal from God. -Saint Isaac of Syria, Directions on Spiritual Training


"It is impossible in human terms to exaggerate the importance of being in a church or chapel before the Blessed Sacrament as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. I very seldom repeat what I say. Let me repeat this sentence. It is impossible in human language to exaggerate the importance of being in a chapel or church before the Blessed Sacrament as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. That sentence is the talisman of the highest sanctity. "Father John Hardon
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(11-02-2019, 05:35 AM)formerbuddhist Wrote:
(11-01-2019, 07:00 PM)Augustinian Wrote:
(11-01-2019, 04:09 PM)formerbuddhist Wrote: I used to just pray the Breviary. When I was Catholic hands down THE most important thing for me spiritually- - my lifeblood-- was the Divine Office. I used to try to pray the full Office, Matins through Compline during feasts and as much as possible on regular days.  I didn't always get through everything but the Breviary helps sanctify your day, hour by hour, season by season.  If I had to give any advice on this matter it would be hands down to pray the Office. St. Benedict had it right when he said to his monks,  "Let us prefer nothing whatsoever to the Work of God(i.e . the Divine Office).

The Monastic Diurnal is a God-send. I pray it every single day.
Indeed it is beautiful. I never understood why people would not love the Breviary, but I suppose I've always had a sort if monastic temperament. 

 If you get a chance pick up the Lancelot Andrewes Press Matins so you get the full Breviary. Benedictine Matins is long but beautiful.  You always start with Ps 3 and 94 and you don't want to miss the lessons, especially at Advent.
Sounds up my alley, I'll have to look into it. I can concur with the monastic temperament, I just wish I had the monastic solitude to match it lol.
"The Heart of Jesus is closer to you when you suffer, than when you are full of joy." - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Put not your trust in princes: In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation. - Ps. 145:2-3

"For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables." - 2 Timothy 4:3-4
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