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Daria Sockey
coming soon to this space--a clever and witty remark of some sort!
coming soon to this space--a clever and witty remark of some sort!

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All things Live for Him
Friends, I haven't been around much lately. I hinted about a month ago that both my mother and my brother had been very ill and asked for prayers. My mother passed away on January 20th, at the age of 92 and after years of suffering with Alzheimers. This wee...

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The Psalter and Depression: Singin' the Blues with Psalm 77
I meant to post this yesterday, but was travelling across  Pennsylvania on I-80, and they tell me you shouldn't blog while driving. Yesterday, Psalm 77 headed up Morning Prayer. My Facebook pal, Harold Koenig, whose interesting little FB blurb on Praise of ...

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Of Rabbits and Rocks in Psalm 104
Although I haven't brought this up for quite a while, I'm always intrigued  by all things "Nature" in the Psalms. If you click on the "Nature Notes from the Psalms" label you will see what I mean.  From eagles to ravens, from oxen to deer, from snowflakes t...

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Why Must God Be Praised?
Essential to understanding and appreciation of the Liturgy (both holy Mass and Divine Office) is knowing the whys and wherefores of praise, aka adoration or giving glory to God. We've discussed that at various times on this blog and there's a section devote...

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5th Day of Christmas Wishes&Prayer Request
Dear friends, I hope that your Christmas season continues to be a merry one, that you are enjoying the liturgy of the Octave with it's very special saints: Stephen the martyr, John the Beloved, the Holy Innocents, Thomas Becket and Sylvester. If anyone rece...

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A Prayer for People who are Bad at Praying
Check out this   Patheos blog post on the Liturgy of the Hours by Marina .  It's f rom September but I only just discovered it today. She explains why doing just one or two of the liturgical hours daily is a great (and very doable) way for the busy homemake...

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O Wisdom! The O Antiphons Begin.
A good friend of this blog and all around lover of liturgical prayer, Sid Cundiff, is sharing YouTube finds on his Facebook page--musical settings of the O Antiphons. So I credit him for this find and share it with you here. In our family we recite the O An...

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and news from Belarus
If you use a print breviary, you will have to look elsewhere today to properly celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (which is a mere optional memorial on the Universal calendar, but a big deal here in the western hemsisphere). iBreviary, DivineOffic...

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When You Have Shut the Door
Did you do Office of Readings today? Those first two paragraphs from St. Anselm just blew me away. In case you missed it--or the caffeine hadn't kicked in yet while you were reading them, here they are: Insignificant man, escape from your everyday business ...

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Winners Announced!
Ten fortunate people have won an O Emmanuel CD! This post explains how to send me your address so that I may notify the publisher, who will send your CD I've had several giveaways in the past where the winners do not go back to check to see whether they'd w...
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