Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Forgive the sin that we have wrought;; Increase the good that we have sought; That we at length, our wand’rings o’er, May please thee here and evermore. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, st. 3

Vigils in Lent

Lent at Vigils – O that today you would hearken to the Lord’s voice: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Thou who dost give the accepted time, Give too, a heart that mourns for crime, Let those by mercy now be cured whom loving kindness long endured. ~Office Hymn for Lent until Palm Sunday, st. 2

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. ~Benedictus antiphon on weekdays before Palm Sunday

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Now Christ, thou Sun of righteousness, Let dawn our darkened spirits bless: The light of grace to us restore While day to earth returns once more. Office Hymn, st. 1

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Almighty and ever-living God, you hate nothing you have made and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create in us new and honest hearts, so that, truly repenting of our sins, we may obtain from you, the God of all mercy, full pardon and forgiveness.

Sext on Tuesday

Tuesday at Sext – As a deer longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for you, O God. ~Psalm 42: 1

Sext on Monday

Monday at Sext – Remember not the sins of my youth, or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness sake, O LORD! ~Psalm 25: 8

Sunday at Lauds

Lauds on Sunday – Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting. ~Psalm 147: 1

Saint Scholastica, Sister of Benedict

February 10 – St. Scholastica, Sister of Benedict – “She who has leisure to devote to study”. According to tradition, the twin sister of Benedict, she led some form of consecrated life with a group of Christian women. Gregory tells us that yearly she journeyed to meet her brother at a house midway between...