Don’t neglect your spiritual reading. Reading has made many saints.”
St. Josemaría Escrivá
Chromatius was Bishop of Aquileia, at the head of the Adriatic Sea, and died about 406-407. He was probably born at Aquileia, and in any case grew up there. He was one of the most celebrated prelates of his time and was in active correspondence with his illustrious contemporaries, St Ambrose, St Jerome, and Rufinus. Himself a scholarly theologian, he urged these three friends to the composition of many learned works. His own surviving works include a set of treatises on St Matthew’s Gospel and a homily on the Beatitudes. Credit: Universalis.
You are the light of the world
A treatise on Matthew’s Gospel by Saint Chromatius (- ca. 406 A.D.).
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We know the utility of prayer from the efforts of the wicked spirits to distract us during the divine office; and we experience the fruit of prayer in the defeat of our enemies.”
Saint John Climacus
There is no doubt that the prayer is universal [Divine Office] which the ministers of the Church offer to God in the name of the people.”
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Secunda Secundae, Question 83, Article 12
“From ancient times the Church has had the custom of celebrating each day the liturgy of the hours. In this way the Church fulfills the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing, at once offering its praise to God the Father and interceding for the salvation of the world.” — Office of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship. The Liturgy of the Hours is the prayer of the whole People of God. In it, Christ himself “continues his priestly work through his Church.” His members participate according to their own place in the Church and the circumstances of their lives. The laity, too, are encouraged to recite the divine office either with the priests, among themselves, or individually. The celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours demands not only harmonizing the voice with the praying heart, but also a deeper “understanding of the liturgy and of the Bible, especially of the Psalms.” The hymns and litanies of the Liturgy of the Hours integrate the prayer of the psalms into the age of the Church, expressing the symbolism of the time of day, the liturgical season, or the feast being celebrated. Credit: https://divineoffice.org/liturgy-of-the-hours/
Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.”
Saint Francis de Sales
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Holy Spirit, Light and Life of my Soul, enliven my prayer life.
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.