Monday, December 12, 2016

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and news from Belarus

If you use a print breviary, you will have to look elsewhere today to properly celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (which is a mere optional memorial on the Universal calendar, but a big deal here in the western hemsisphere).

iBreviary,, and apps all have the proper prayers and readings for this day. I notice that iBreivary actually has two choices for the second reading in today's Office of Readings. The first is the original account of Our Lady's appearance at Tepeyac Hill. The alternative is from a 1970 message to the Mexican people from Blessed Pope Paul VI about the spiritual and social application of Our Lady's message. Both are worth reading.

In the Good News department: I've just received inquires from a gentleman in Belarus about a new e-breviary Belarusian website, and his desire to translate and publish The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours in that nation.

As always, any questions about how to pray or understand the Liturgy of the Hours are welcome here.