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Advent Week Two Brings Peace

Blog Published: December 7, 2014

Happy Second week of Advent! Enjoy this Advent music and video playlist! This week we light the 2nd candle of the Advent wreath, which represents Peace. This week’s readings are prayers to God for peace, for reconciliation and for restoration.

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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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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The Tender Compassion of God

Blog Published: April 23, 2009

From the Canticle of Zechariah prayed during Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours …

Saint Teresa of Avila

Blog Published: October 15, 2006

Today is the feast day of Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). Teresa is a Doctor of the Church, a major Catholic reformer (particularly in the Carmelite order), a mystic and writer. She is also one of the patron saints of the IHM Congregation.

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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