Posts by Andrew Leach

Divine Worship : Daily Office — A very short guide

Divine Worship: Daily Office (Commonwealth Edition) contains Morning and Evening Prayer from the Anglican prayer book tradition, now approved for use in the Catholic Church through the Personal Ordinariates. This post is a potted précis of how to pray the Offices, either in a short form or in the Prayer Book tradition. It’s for laypeople: clergy know what to do!

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Pentecost Novena: Day 9: The Fruits of the Spirit

As we grow in the knowledge and love of God under the direction of the Holy Spirit, our service becomes more sincere and generous, the practice of virtue more perfect.

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Pentecost Novena: Day 8: The Gift of Wisdom

It is the gift of Wisdom that strengthens our faith, fortifies hope, perfects charity, and promotes the practice of virtue in the highest degree.

Pentecost Novena: Day 7: The Gift of Counsel

The gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, enabling it to judge promptly and rightly what must done, especially in difficult circumstances.

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Pentecost Novena: Day 6: The Gift of Understanding

Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion.

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Pentecost Novena: Day 5: The Gift of Knowledge

Knowledge unmasks the pretence of created things, reveals their emptiness, and points out their only true purpose as instruments in the service of God.