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Prayer Time

Prayer Time



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Published by: Lisa Messenger on Jul 04, 2007
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Prayer Time
A Collection of Catholic Prayers
The Knights of Columbus presentsThe Veritas SeriesProclaiming the Faith in the Third Millennium
General EditorFather John A. Farren, O.P.Director of the Catholic Information ServiceKnights of Columbus Supreme Council
 Imprimatur  Most Reverend John F. Whealon
Archbishop of HartfordCopyright © 1999 by Knights of Columbus Supreme CouncilAll rights reserved.
Cover and inside artwork © PhotoDisc Inc.No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by anymeans, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by informa-tion storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.Write:Catholic Information ServiceKnights of Columbus Supreme CouncilPOBox 1971New Haven,CT06521Printed in the United States of America
t is a rainyThursday morning. The 8 a.m. Mass is over, butsome of the faithful remain. They are scattered around the churchapart from one another. Some have their eyes fixed on the tabernacle.Others are reading a prayer book, following their daily devotions forthis time after Mass.These are not monks or nuns, but lay people living in theworld. Most but not all are middle-aged and elderly. As St. Teresa of Avila remarks in
The Way of Perfection
, there are many devout soulswho would never think of themselves as mystics, yet who are as unit-ed with God in prayer and works as the best-known saints have been.Somehow this scene — Catholics participating in daily Massand afterwards saying their private prayers — expresses the highestvalues of our religion. There is a deep silence and interior solitude inthe lives of some Catholics who make the daily Mass their daily litur-gy. This daily immersion in the presence of God oftens seems to devel-op as Catholics pass from the busy years of parenting and career-build-ing to the middle and later years of life when there is greater wisdomand leisure for cultivating a life of prayer.Many spiritual writers consider such a development to be thenormal progess of those who love God. In his talk to the U.S. bishopsa few years ago, Cardinal Hume said that after age 55 the only thingreally worth thinking about is the beatific vision of heaven. TheFrench Catholic philosopher, Jacques Maritain, insists that lay people
Prayer and Daily Mass
by His Excellency John F. WhealonArchbishop of Hartford

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