We apologize for re-sending this week’s guide to the Liturgy of
the Hours, but the link in the previous e-mail for the 4 Volume LOTH
guide needed correction. All is well now.
William Michael, Director
Classical Liberal Arts Academy
An MOP brother visiting the tent of a homeless family living in the
woods in the U.S.A. Please help us find, evangelize and help the
abandoned poor. Your support helps us to feed families like this and
extend to them the love and mercy of the Catholic Church.
A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
CLAA is helping to fund the establishment of the first American mission
of the Missionaries of the Poor. Please note that we are not asking
YOU to fund OUR support, but are inviting you to join us in supporting
this radical Catholic mission. With your help the mission can grow
mare rapidly and assist more families in need.
the button below to make a $5.00 donation this week. If you’d like to
give more, you can change the amount on the confirmation screen.
gifts are tax-deductible and will be used to purchase necessary food
and clothing for the poor to whom we minister. There are NO
administrative costs involved in this work. If you would like to learn
more about becoming a benefactor of the MOP mission in Monroe, please
contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 19, 2010
Dear Friends in Christ,
MOP Monroe NC is
one of the international missions of the Missionaries of the Poor
established here in the United States of America in 2008. Our mission,
though still in its formative years, conducts a food pantry, house
visitations and Communion Service to four different hospices and
nursing homes here in Union County, NC. An increasing number of
families are seeking our assistance for food on a weekly basis.
Beginning with five, we now have seventeen families and more are
coming. They need to live in hope. It is our desire that you and your
family join us in this regard. Jesus Christ is the Bread of Life; in
His Name we must share the bread and wine.
We do not charge
for any of our services offered whether they be the corporal or
spiritual works of mercy. We believe that the Lord will continue to
move the hearts of his people in giving us the necessary means to
fulfill His desire to be fed, to be cared and to be loved in the
presence of His poor. Your generosity in helping us provide the basic
necessities of our brothers and sisters, however possible, will be
Please send your donation through our good friends William and Dania Michael at the Classical Liberal Arts Academy.
Be assured of our prayers.
Bro. Rodel, MOP
Brother in Charge
THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS
pray the Liturgy of the Hours, you will need your own prayer book(s).
In buying them, you will have two basic options: the one volume
abridged version, called "Christian Prayer", or the full four volume
Liturgy of the Hours set.
The ultimate difference between the two is in the Office of
Readings. If you desire to pray/read the Office of Readings, you will
need the 4 volume set. The Office of Readings includes a complete
year’s worth of daily readings from Scripture and the Church Fathers
that correspond to the Church calendar.
However, if you intend only to pray Morning and Evening Prayer or
maybe add Midday and/or Night Prayer, you will only need the one volume
version. This edition is so easy to use that our 6 year-old son
manages it by himself during our daily prayers.
Most people end up buying Saints’ biographies and Bibles anyway,
but tend to have a hard time bringing them all together into a
profitable routine of personal devotional reading. Instead of that, it
may be best to buy the four folume set and make the Office of Readings
your primary source for daily readings on the saints and the
Scriptures. You can always read more if you find the selections leave
you desiring more, but we tend to "bite off more than we can chew" when
it comes to starting devotions. This is why the Office of Readings is
NEED PRAYER BOOKS?
Buy your prayer books from the CLAA Bookshop and we’ll ship them in the U.S. for FREE.
LOTH 1-Vol. Christian Prayer ($37.00)
LOTH 1-Vol. Christian Prayer, Large Print ($38.00)
LOTH 4-Vol. Imitation Leather ($149.00)
LOTH 4-Vol. Genuine Leather ($175.00)
LOTH 4-Vol. Large Print, Imitation Lthr. ($198.00)