“The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours” is fantastic for anyone who would like to enter into this wonderful tradition of prayer. It’s also enriching for those who may have been praying the “office”‘ for some time! Daria Sockey has filled this work with a treasure trove of gems that even the most seasoned devotees will find enriching. It gently walks beginners through the basics, while offering rich insights and resources that will surely enhance the seasoned participants experience. In our conversation we touch upon the history and structure of the prayer this “Divine Office”, and why it should be a part of everyone’s daily spiritual practice. Highly recommended.
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From the book description:
You don’t live in a cloister or a monastery, but you take your prayer life seriously and want to explore ways to pray regularly and better. The Liturgy of the Hours, aka Divine Office, is one of those ways–and according to the Catholic Church, one of the very best. Long considered the sole territory of priests and religious, the digital revolution has made the Liturgy of the Hours accessible to everyone. But for those of us who find it a little intimidating, Daria Sockey provides a solid overview to this ancient prayer practice. The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours will answer questions like:
What is the history of the Liturgy of the Hours?
How can the Liturgy of the Hours fit into a busy schedule?
Why is the Liturgy of the Hours relevant today?
Print or digital berviaries: Which is better?
“This is the first clear and simple introduction to the Church’s hours I’ve seen, and I can’t imagine a better one. Daria Sockey has given ‘the rest of us’ another path to prayer–a path proven by tradition and by the experience of the saints–a path that had, til now, seemed obscure and impassible. I’m very grateful.”
-Mike Aquilina, author of Yours is the Church, EWTN host.