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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.

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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IGF028 In Good Faith with Sister Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

Podcast Recorded: November 1, 2013

IGF028 In Good Faith podcast with Sister Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, recorded live on November 1, 2013. Produced by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include: Communion of Saints,  holiness, infinite horizon of God, and more. 

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Is it ok to pray for a specific thing? Or is that treating God like a vending machine?

Podcast Recorded: January 15, 2014

This Random Nun Clip is from Ask Sister podcast episode 151. Hear the full podcast at AS151.

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Beginning Lent

Blog Published: February 14, 2013

As we move into the Lenten season, we often take on different practices to help us grow in our relationship with God. The church calls us to three ancient spiritual practices: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The three of course are inter-related but it's helpful to move into this season with an awareness of how we might embrace each one. Here are some thoughts as I reflect on my own Lenten journey ...

Reflections on a poem by Nikos Kazantzakis

Blog Published: February 18, 2009

Blowing through the heaven and earth, and in our hearts and in the heart of every living thing, is a gigantic breath — a great Cry — which we call God.