Tuesday, November 18, 2008

From "Habit of Being"

Anyway, don't think I am suggesting you read the Office everyday. It's just a good thing to know about, I say Prime in the morning and sometimes I say Compline at night but usually I don't. But anyway I like parts of my prayers to stay the same and part to change. So many prayer books are awful, but if stick with the liturgy, you are safe.

3 comments:

Owen said...

You have spam collecting on your "the hell with it post"

Other than that let me say that Flannery must have been referring to the Office pre 1966 because the LOTH is pretty horrid throughout but especially its use of the NAB for scripture texts.

TS said...

Thanks Owen.

I received a note concerning the prayer book that might interest some readers:

All Catholic Books has the Monastic Diurnal available for your readers who may be interested here.

This book is the "day hours" of the Benedictine Office. It does not have Matins. Ms. O'Connor's prayer book was probably something like this. It was originally published by the Benedictines at Collegeville.

The description at the site reads:
Import from England. A republication of the 1963 edition of the Benedictine hours of Prime, Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline, in Latin and English in parallel columns for all the feasts and seasons in the traditional Benedictine calendar, with an updated table of movable feasts and a Benedictus/Magnificat card. The Latin text is the traditional Vulgate psalter.

Owen said...

TS, thanks. It looks wonderful.

I have been waiting and waiting for the new Baronius Press Latin/English breviary but it has been quite slow in coming out. God willing it will now be sometime in '09.