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LITURGY OF THE HOURS

The Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the Christian Church.
It provides prayers, psalms and meditation for every hour of every day.
It has existed from the earliest times, to fulfil the Lord's command to pray without ceasing.
The Universalis web site gives you quick and simple access to this resource, and to the liturgical calendar, and also to each day's readings at Mass.

THE LITURGICAL YEAR for electronic calendars
E-Ordo is in compliance with the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar and includes all the liturgical calendar information including colors, seasons, feasts, solemnities, memorials, and optional memorials.
All readings and alternative readings are listed for every day of the week, as is information about the Liturgy of the Hours.

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LECTIO DIVINA
Lectio Divina, literally meaning "divine reading," is an ancient practice of praying the Scriptures.
During Lectio Divina, the practitioner listens to the text of the Bible with the "ear of the heart,"
as if he or she is in conversation with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion.
The method of Lectio Divina includes moments of reading (lectio),
reflecting on (meditatio),
responding to (oratio) and
resting in (contemplatio) the Word of God with the aim of nourishing and deepening one's relationship with the Divine.

PRAYING THE ROSARY

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DAILY INSPIRATIONS
An excerpt each day from the book 2013: A Book of Grace Filled Days by Elizabeth M Briel (Liz Kelly).
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THE JESUS PRAYER
Jesus Prayer is both a discipline and a prayer. As a prayer it proclaims our faith in God and seek his mercy for our recognized sinfulness.
As a discipline, its practice helps us to control our mind and its many wandering thoughts so that we can focus our attention on God
more and more frequently during our daily life. The aim is to become one with God and have our entire life become one continuous prayer
dedicated to act with the will of God.

CENTERING PRAYER
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer,
prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.
This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement
from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective  prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God.
The source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ.
The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.
More information is also available on the Contemplative Outreach website.

100 PRAYERS From the prayer website of the De La Salle Borthers

SAINT OF THE DAY iPhone App
Saint of the Day allows you to carry the wisdom of the saints with you everywhere you go.
Each daily entry is audio capable and includes a brief saint biography, commentary on the saint’s
relevance to your own life, and a reflective quote from Scripture, the saint, or another spiritual writer.
Material is taken from the book, Saint of the Day by Leonard Foley, O.F.M .

CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY IN PRACTICE

This issue of
C21 Resources (a service of Boston College) seeks to explore an array of Christian spiritual practices that has served to nurture the lives of whole generations of Catholic Christians past and present. The practices highlighted reflect a Catholic under-standing of the person, of revelation, and a Catholic sense of sacramentality. The essays gathered provide a rich sampling of both "practices of prayer" and "practices of care," as Catholic Christian spirituality insists on keeping strong the connection between prayer and praxis. By "drawing from the storeroom both the old and the new" (Mt. 13: 52), one is able to catch sight of the shape and character of Catholic spirituality in practice in our time.

PRAYING WITH ART
Prayerful images can inspire viewers’ faith as well as their desire to be more creative. This site presents an internet gallery that uses paintings to display a way to pray in a creative manner. The artist, Bob Gilroy, S.J., uses creativity to express feelings and communicate with God. Directions are provided so viewers can learn how to see God reflected in their own lives through the arts.