Why We Pray the Office

The Liturgy of the Hours, or Divine Office, is not something we Lay Carmelites have to do but something we want to do.

Praying With Scripture

Fr. John Malley, O. Carm, in a talk titled Introduction to the Use of Scripture, offers a practical approach to prayer using Scripture. It may be summed up in four words beginning with the letter “P”: Place, Passage, Presence of God, and Pray.

The Two-Minute Hermit

Being a hermit is harder than I thought. The biggest hurdle — praying. Not that prayer is difficult, but a concentrated discipline of prayer is. I told myself that prayer is now my “job” and I would have to work at it, like any job....

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