SUNDAY

Dominant idea of the day's Office:

Glorifying God by serving Him.

Prayer Before Reciting The Office
 

O LORD, open my mouth to bless Thy holy name; cleanse my heart too, from all vain, perverse, and distracting thoughts; enlighten my understanding, inflame my affections: that I may recite this Office with worthy attention and devotion, and may merit to be heard in the sight of Thy Divine majesty.  Through Christ Our Lord.  Amen. 


Lord, I offer Thee these Hours in union with that Divine intention wherewith Thou didst offer praise to God while Thou wert on earth. 

MATINS

(In honor of the Blessed Trinity)

Almighty, Most High, Holy and Sovereign God, Holy and Just Father, Master of Heaven and earth, for Thy own sake we give Thee thanks…

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be


...because by Thy Will, through Thy only Son, and in the Holy Ghost Thou hast created all things spiritual and bodily. 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be


We give Thee thanks, because just as Thou didst create us through Thy Son, so didst Thou in that true and holy love with which Thou hast loved us, have Thy Son be born of the glorious and Ever Blessed Virgin, Most Holy Mary… 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be 


...and it was Thy Will to ransom us from our captivity with his Cross and his Blood.  (First Rule of the Friars Ch. 23, Rule of 1221)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be


Almighty, Most Holy, High and Sovereign God, the greatest good, the universal good, all that is good, Thou who alone art good: may we render Thee all praise, all glory, all acknowledgment, all honor, and all blessing, and may we always refer to Thee whatever is good.  (The Lord’s Praises in the Our Father) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

LAUDS

(In honor of the Sacred Humanity of Christ)

Most High, Mighty and Good Lord,

Thine is the praise, the glory, the honor and all benediction.

To Thee alone, Most High do they belong,

And no man is fit even to mention Thy Name.  

(Canticle of the Creatures)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

PRIME

(In honor of the Sacred Heart especially in Holy Eucharist)

Observe, O man, to what distinction the Lord has raised you in creating you and molding you according to the image of his Beloved Son bodily and according to his likeness spiritually. (Fifth Admonition) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

TIERCE

(In Honor of the Mother of God)

 All the creatures under heaven in their way serve, recognize and obey their Creator better than you do.  (Fifth Admonition) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

SEXT

(In honor of all Saints) 

What we can take credit for, are our infirmities and that we carry the Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ day by day.  (Fifth Admonition) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

NONE

(In honor of all the Angels)

Let us have no desire, no intention, no pleasure or delight apart from our Creator, Redeemer and Savior.  (First Rule of the Friars Ch. 23) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

VESPERS

(In honor of my Patron Saint)

They are pure of heart who disregard what the world offers, never ceasing to adore and contemplate the true and living Lord God with a clean heart and mind.  (Sixteenth Admonition) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

COMPLINE

(In honor of Our Lady of Fatima)

O Almighty, Eternal, Just and Merciful God, have us poor wretches for Thy sake do what we know Thou wantest, and have us always want whatever is pleasing to Thee. (Letter to the General Chapter) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Prayer After Reciting The Office

 

TO THE MOST HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY,

to the humanity of our crucified Lord Jesus Christ, to the fruitful purity of the most glorious and blessed Mary ever Virgin, and to all the Saints, be everlasting praise, honor, power and glory rendered by every creature, and to us be given the remission of all our sins, for all eternity.  Amen. 


V. Blessed womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the Eternal Father, 
R. And blessed breasts, which nursed the Christ Our Lord.  

Our Father, Hail Mary

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