Liturgy of the Hours

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I Will Proclaim Your Praise

“Lord, open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) These words ring out in the chapel, breaking the silence of the early morning. It is still dark outside and our community of sisters, albeit still a bit bleary-eyed, has gathered to begin the day singing the Divine Office. The words of the psalms fill the air: “It […]

Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Rex Gentium

O Rex Gentium: “O King of the gentiles and their desired One, the cornerstone that makes both one: come, and save man, whom you formed out of the clay!” (Vespers for December 22nd; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) Please share this quote on social media. Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Clavis David

O Clavis David: “O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no man closes, who closes and no man opens: come, and lead forth the captive who sits in the shadows from his prison!” (Vespers for December 20th; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) Please share this post on social media. Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Radix Jesse

O Radix Jesse: “O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom the kings keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: come, to save us, and do not delay!” (Vespers for December 19th; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) Please share this post on social media. Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Adonai

O Adonai: “O Adonai and Ruler the house of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the flame of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: come, and redeem us with outstretched arms.” (Vespers for December 18th; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) Please share this post on social media. Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Sapientia

O Sapientia: “O Wisdom, who came forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily: come, and teach us the way of prudence!” (Vespers for December 17th; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) Please Share this post on social media. Print this entry

Photography © by Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

Lord, Open My Lips

“Lord, open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) These words ring out in the chapel, breaking the silence of the early morning. It is still dark outside and our community of sisters, albeit still a bit bleary-eyed, has gathered to begin the day singing the Divine Office. The words of the psalms fill the air: “It […]

"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber

Frequently Asked Questions for Making a Daily Examen

We have arrived at the Third Sunday of Lent. By now, hopefully, we have been diving deep into the mystery of God and His love for us. A necessary part of advancing in the spiritual life and forming a deeper relationship with God is to examine ourselves, praying that God will reveal to us our soul as He sees it. […]