The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Illuminated by VariousThe Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Illuminated by Various

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Illuminated


Hardcover | September 8, 2016

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For those devout persons who delight in Beauty, this Little Office is in full color and filled with enchanting illuminations from ancient manuscripts, while being expressed in calligraphic text.

The Little Office is a very ancient devotion to Our Lady, by some indications predating the eight century. It can be said daily, as do Carthusians and ardent lay people. Or it can be prayed especially on Saturdays, which is the traditional day of the week devoted to the Blessed Virgin. It is also suitable for her feast days.

In this book are included specially adorned prayer plates, with texts of traditional Catholic prayers such as the Angelus, the Anima Christi, etc.

This version is intended to be prayed, and so the calligraphy chosen, while pleasing to the eyes, is also highly legible. It is divided into the Church liturgical seasons. These are inclusive and so each Hour can be prayed straight through without having to flip back and forth for the appropriate antiphons and readings. This makes it ideal for beginners, but will also be appreciated by those persons well-seasoned. The text uses the traditional language from the Douay-Rheims Bible.

The Little Office is the flowering result of many centuries of love and genius by saints and liturgists of the Roman Catholic Tradition, celebrating the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in salvation history.
Title:The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary: IlluminatedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:162 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.56 inPublished:September 8, 2016Publisher:Caritas PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945275065

ISBN - 13:9781945275067


Table of Contents

CONTENTS Preliminaries iii ADVENT Matins 2 Lauds 19 Prime 26 Terce 31 Sext 35 None 37 Vespers 40 Compline 48 CHRISTMAS SEASON Lauds 54 Prime 64 Terce 68 Sext 71 None 74 Vespers 79 Compline 86 CANDLEMAS TO ADVENT Matins 94 Lauds 109 Prime 118 Terce 121 Sext 125 None 129 Vespers 132 Compline 140 Antiphons to the Blessed Virgin 145 ADDITIONAL DEVOTIONS St. Elizabeth Prayer i Angelus 13 Suscipe 27 Anima Christi 43 Philipa de Avis and Lancaster Prayer 49 Golden Arrow 63 Memorare 75 St. Gertrude Prayer 87 Divine Mercy Chaplet 92 St. Ephrem Prayer 107 Ven. C. Foucauld Prayer 123 St. P. Alcantara Prayer 135 St. Michael 143