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Prayer and Spirituality

Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

Blog Published: May 17, 2007

The Liturgy of the Hours, which is also called The Divine Office or the Breviary, is the public prayer of the Church to praise God and sanctify the day. The Liturgy of the Hours is made up of specific prayers said at various times (“hours”) during the day and night.

Make Your Life a Prayer

Blog Published: March 11, 2009

Last night I talked with a group of young adult Catholics about prayer — ways to pray in the midst of daily life with all of the activities, pressures, and responsibilities that any given day might hold.

What does it mean to go on retreat? Do I have to sit in silence all day?

Blog Published: July 26, 2016

Retreat is a time to learn the sound of your own soul, to tap into the wisdom you have within, and to listen to the precious voice of the One who knows you.

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How can sports like running be a way to pray?

Podcast Recorded: June 14, 2019

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about the spiritual side of sports. Sr. Maxine with guest Sr. Eileen Ripsin, a Franciscan runner. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast AS221 at aNunsLife.org.

How can sports like running be a way to pray?

How do I listen to God in prayer?

February 2, 2013
"Sometimes I have trouble hearing what God is telling me. Any advice? I want to learn how to really listen with an open heart and mind."

Ministerial life of religious sisters holds key lessons

Blog Published: August 14, 2019

I have learned it really does not matter what brings you to the convent. The important thing is why you stay. And this radical openness to life is the great lesson that I have learned. 

Sister Mary John Mananzan

How do I pray prayers like the Rosary without losing concentration?

Blog Published: April 2, 2014

Annabel sent us an email and asked us a question that I know I've tangled with too: How do I successfully pray the Rosary without losing concentration?

What's in Your Horarium?

Blog Published: March 5, 2015

I love honoring the hours and having a daily and weekly rhythm that I can count on and that helps me stay rooted in God.

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