TUESDAY

Dominant idea of the day's Office:

Putting ourselves at God's disposal through poverty.

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 satisfaction for my sins)

Thou art worthy, O Lord, our God, to receive praise, glory and honor, and benediction…

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be


Worthy is the Lamb who has been slain, to receive power and divinity and wisdom and might and honor and glory and benediction.… 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

Let us bless the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost.  Let us praise Him and extol Him above all things forever…

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

Him in his glory may Heaven and earth praise, and every creature in Heaven and on earth and under the earth, and no less the sea with what is in it…

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, He who is and who was and who is to come…  (The Lord’s Praises in the Our Father)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

LAUDS

(In satisfaction for my negligences)

Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon and the Stars—

In the heavens Thou make them bright and fair and precious.

Be praised, my Lord, for Brother Wind,

And for the air, for cloudy, fair, and every kind of weather,

Through which Thou givest thy creatures sustenance

(Canticle of the Sun) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

PRIME

(In satisfaction for the sins of others through my fault)

Such is the eminence of the most sublime poverty; it is that which has established you as heirs and kings of the kingdom of Heaven.

(Second Rule of the Friars, Ch. 6,  Rule of 1223) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

TIERCE

(In satisfaction for the neglect of Holy Inspirations)

Clinging to poverty in every way, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ crave to have nothing else under Heaven at any time.  (Second Rule of the Friars, Ch. 6) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

SEXT

(In satisfaction for the sins of all the faithful)

He is truly poor in spirit, who hates himself and loves those who slap his face.  (Fourteenth Admonition) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

NONE

(In satisfaction for the punishments due to my sins)

Holy Poverty confounds all grasping and hoarding, and the worries of this world as well.  (Salute to the Virtues)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

 

VESPERS

(In satisfaction for the souls in Purgatory)

The brethren should recall that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Almighty living God, was poor and shelterless and lived on alms — both He and the Blessed Virgin.  (First Rule, Ch. 9) 

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

COMPLINE

(In satisfaction for sacrileges)

Let us be well on our guard against the guile and craftiness of Satan, who wants man not to keep his mind and heart set on God the Lord; as he prowls about, he aims at ravishing the heart of man with some sham recompense or advantage.  (First Rule, Ch. 22) 

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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