Reflection of the Liturgy of the Hours

Reflection of the Liturgy of the Hours

This is a letter from the Archbishop of Omaha, Nebraska to the priests in his diocese exhorting and encouraging them in the daily recitation of the office, but I think it speaks to anyone who prays the office. Or to anyone who is interested in understanding what the office is and why the church prays it.
Of course, lay persons are not required to pray the office, but they are encouraged to do so. The liturgy of the hours is the universal prayer of the Church.
I need as much encouragement as I can get, so I found these words to be quite helpful.

Thanks to Mike at Journey to Spirituality  blog.

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  • Hi Melanie,  Rose and I are so very excited for you and Dom.  Our prayers are with you.  Having just brought our new baby home 4 days ago, I can honestly say “yes, sleep really does work” when you have free access to it.  Now with baby Joseph, we’ve seen parts of every hour of each night and are in a constant state of sleep depravity.  We’re getting used to it though and it won’t last forever, and plus, when you look into your sleeping baby’s face, all the discomfort goes away.