A few years ago, our family spent three days at Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon. We found ourselves drawn in by the beauty of the monks praying the Liturgy of the Hours in that magnificent church. Possibly the most pleasant was Night Prayer as the monks finished their prayers singing the Salve Regina before a statue of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child.
You can memorize this short prayer or keep a copy by your bed and make it the first thing you do when you wake up each day.
There’s a reason so many job interviews include the question “What does success look like?” Whether the interviewer or interviewee asks the question, it clarifies expectations for everyone. It helps in other settings too. A family traveling to Disneyland can use it to determine whether a successful trip means waiting in line to ride the most popular rides, meeting as many of the characters as possible or relaxing by the pool at the hotel.
Learn how to better understand Scripture passages and apply them to daily life.
As fall settles in, we are coming to terms with dealing with the coronavirus without the consolation of pleasant weather and familiar routines. Characterized by pandemic, economic disruption, social unrest and even murder hornets, it’s no overstatement to describe this year as stormy.
Follow these three steps to be more present at Mass.