In the first Christian centuries, the laity took part in praising God in the Divine Office in the canonical hours of the Church. The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, offers families an opportunity to return to that fervor and custom of praising God, uniting their prayers with Holy Mother the Church for the Sanctification of Sundays. Venerable Abbot Dom Gueranger, O.S.B. said, "The Psalter was created by God for Him to be forever the 'authentic formulary of prayer' With its thoughts and in its language, God has willed to be praised and honored. The Psalms express the deep most delicate sentiments of the human heart and answer all our needs. They served the saints in the Old Testament; they served the Apostles and saints of all ages."
The book measures 4" x 6" and fits nicely in a purse. It is 248 pages, printed in red and black ink, bound in soft blue leather, and has two ribbons for marking your place. It is well formatted and easy to use. The text is based on an edition published just after the English Reform Act of 185o which allowed Catholics to openly practise the Faith again. It includes all the Gregorian Chant for the Little Office. The meditations before each hour come from the mediaeval Mirror of Our Lady. Scripture passages come from Bishop Challoner's version of the Douay-Rheims Bible.
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