The Saint Benedict Prayer Book (Paperback)
For over a thousand years, Benedictine monks around the world have followed the daily pattern of morning, noon, and evening prayer known as the Liturgy of the Hours, or the Divine Office.
Gathered from the Benedictine tradition, the prayers included in this book grew up around the celebration of the Divine Office—embellishing it, illuminating it, and echoing it for generations of the faithful. The Saint Benedict Prayer Book also reclaims little-known prayers (Little Offices, Commemorations, and Litanies) from long ago. For anyone seeking a way of prayer rooted in ancient wisdom, this little book offers a sure path.
“Riyeff offers today’s reader a way to be acquainted and united with Benedictine devotional prayer across the centuries.” —Sr. Judith Sutera, OSB, Mount Saint Scholastica; editor of Magistra
“This collection of Little Hours, Commemorations, and Litanies allows the modern pray-er to join their voice to Benedictine monks and nuns who have come before and to enter into the historical Benedictine liturgical cycle of prayer. A much-needed book!” —Rev. Greg Peters, PhD, SMD, author of The Monkhood of All Believers
“A delightful companion.” —Maxwell E. Johnson, OblSB, editor, Benedictine Daily Prayer