Benedictine Daily Prayer (2nd edition)

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From St. John's Abbey
A Short Breviary (Second Edition)

For those seeking a simple way to pray with the Church, this breviary is an ideal edition of the Divine Office. Building on 1,500 years of liturgical prayer within the Benedictine monastic tradition, BENEDICTINE DAILY PRAYER offers a richer diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture than shorter resources are able to provide. For Christians everywhere; ideal for Benedictine Oblates and monastics. Small enough to travel conveniently. All Scripture readings from the NRSV. Durable leather-like cover with five ribbon markers. 2,032 pages, 4-1/2" x 7-1/4"

St. John's Abbey: Collegeville, Minnesota

Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota is a Benedictine monastery affiliated with the American Cassinese Congregation. The Abbey was founded from Saint Vincent Abbey of Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1856. Saint John's is the second-largest Benedictine abbey in the Western Hemisphere, with 153 professed monks. The community operates The Liturgical Press, St. John's University, and St. John's Preparatory School, all located on the 2500 acre Abbey site, which comprises lakes, prairie, and hardwoods on rolling glacial moraine, and has been designated as a natural arboretum.

The Abbey's Hill Museum and Manuscript Library is also the home of the St. John's Bible, the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bible to have been commissioned since the invention of the printing press.
This fully revised edition includes:

• A more user-friendly layout
• A new organization for the Office of Vigils, structured on a two-week cycle
• Daily Offices also arranged on a two-week cycle
• Patristic readings for each Sunday
• Concluding prayers for the daily and seasonal offices
• Slightly taller format

"Everything you need to pray the monastic Liturgy of the Hours is here between two covers. If you are traveling, praying alone, or simply looking for patristic readings to enrich your lectio, this book will satisfy. It is both user-friendly and rich in resources. The Press has given us a truly liturgical treasure."

--- Irene Nowell, OSB, Mount Saint Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas

"Anyone who desires to pray Christian daily prayer offices will welcome this fresh revision of Benedictine Daily Prayer. Much easier to use with less turning of pages, a generous selection of psalmody, additional readings from patristic sources for all three years, arranged in two-week cycles-all these features make this a more accessible and rich resource for a wide ecumenical company of prayer. Indispensable to daily spiritual practice."

--- Don E. Saliers, Cannon Professor of Theology and Liturgy, Emeritus, Theologian-in-Residence, Emory University
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Daily Prayer, for us today
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 19, 2021  |  By Brandon B.
With The New Benedictine Community, I prayer using this breviary. I find this book wonderful to use. I am able to settle deeply in contemplation while sharing with the group or while in my sacred space alone. I can find what I need with ease and learn where I am headed quickly. Throughout the Anglican Benedictine communion, I can join companions by lifting this guide from my nap sack.
Brandon B.