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Liturgy of the Hours for the Rest of Us

June 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Featured, Liturgy, Liturgy of the Hours, Prayer

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If you’re like any number of Catholics, you’ve heard of the breviary, the Divine Office, and the Liturgy of the Hours. Maybe you’ve tried your hand at an Hour or two. Maybe you’ve even succeeded. But maybe, like many of our fellow Catholics, you’ve failed and given up, coming to the conclusion that those who devote themselves to the Liturgy of the Hours are either insane or much less busy than you... Read More

Should I set aside my meditation and vocal prayer to go deeper in my spiritual life? (modified)

Should I set aside my meditation and vocal prayer to go deeper in my spiritual life? (modified)

Dear Dan, I have a rule of life (firm spiritual commitments) and as part of that rule I have been meditating (Ignatian) and praying the rosary and the Liturgy of the Hours daily for years now. My struggle is that I have heard that if I sense the Lord’s presence (which does happen), that I should set these prayers aside and focus on the Lord. I am confused, I thought that focusing on God is what I am already doing. To me, the... Read More