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Types of Prayer

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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Prayer Beads

Blog Published: December 17, 2010

“There is a tradition of using beads or knots to aid in a prayer of repetition, like a mantra, to assist a person in their effort to touch the power beyond themselves,” said Sister Hildegard Pleva….

Am I ready?

Blog Published: February 26, 2015

6:23 a.m. The words of Psalm 57 jump out at me: MY HEART IS READY, O GOD, MY HEART IS READY.

Whoa, whoa, WHOA. O God you duped me! I did not mean to utter those words nor do I wish to be held accountable to them!

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AS214 Ask Sister - prayer robots, wait for heaven, surrender to God vs. just give up, vow of obedience

Podcast Recorded: December 14, 2018

Sister Maxine with guest Sister Mindy Welding, IHM. Topics: prayer robots, wait for heaven, surrender to God vs. just give up, vow of obedience. 

AS214 Ask Sister Podcast | A Nun

AS156 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Oblate Sisters of Providence, in Baltimore, Maryland

Podcast Recorded: May 1, 2014

AS156 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 1, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Salve Regina - A Prayer of Sisterhood

Blog Published: December 9, 2015

I did not grow up with the Salve Regina. I'm a Gen Xer and so Latin was not typically part of my Catholic experience. Then the nuns happened.

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