Dominant idea of the day's Office:

Glorifying God by means of charity towards our neighbor.

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. 


(For Christ's rule over governments and society)

Thou art the Holy Lord God, who alone works marvels.  Thou art powerful, Thou art full of majesty, Thou art the Most High.  Thou art the King of all might, Thou, Holy Father, King of Heaven and earth.  Thou art the Lord God, who is threefold and one, and all that is good

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Thou art what is good, all that is good, the supreme good, true and living Lord God.  Thou art charity, love.  Thou art wisdom.… 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be


Thou art humility.  Thou art patience.  Thou art assurance.  Thou art restfulness. Thou art joy and gladness.  Thou art justice and temperance… 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be


Thou art all the wealth one can desire.  Thou art beauty.  Thou art gentleness. Thou art our protector.  Thou art our guardian and defender.  Thou art strength.  Thou art refreshment… 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be


Thou art our hope.  Thou art our faith.  Thou art our great sweetness.  Thou art our eternal life, great and marvelous Lord, God of all might, merciful Savior.  

(God’s Praises to Brother Leo)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be



(For Heretics)

Be praised, my Lord, for all thy creatures,

In special for his worship Brother Sun,

Who brings the day, and Thou givest light to us through him.

And beautiful is he, agleam with mighty splendor,

He brings us understanding of Thee, Most High  

(Canticle of the Sun)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be


(For Schismatics)

Let any person who is entrusted to the obedience of others and who is regarded as someone greater, become like someone lesser and like the servant of the rest of the brethren. (Letter to All the Faithful)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be



(For fallen away Catholics)

Since I am the servant of all, I am obliged to serve them all and to communicate to them the fragrant words of my Lord.  (Letter to All the Faithful)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be


(For the spread of the Faith)

Blessed is the person who does not keep anything back for himself in giving Caesar what is Caesars’ and God what is God’s.  (Eleventh Admonition) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be



(For Communists and Masons)

I entreat all my friars in the charity which is God…not to boast, nor yet to take inner pleasure or be interiorly elated over the good words or deeds or anything good which God says or does or brings about at times in them or through them.  (Rule of the Friars Ch. 17)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be



(For World Peace)

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


(For Dying Infants)

Do not keep anything of yourselves back for yourselves, so that He may have you altogether as his who has given himself altogether for you.  

(Letter to the General Chapter) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Prayer After Reciting The Office



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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