Evening Prayers March 04 2009

Audio (podcast) of Evening Prayers for March 04, 2009.

Today we also remember Saint Casimir, son of the king of Poland (1458-1484). He practiced the Christian virtues with special regard to chastity and kindness to the poor and was zealous in the faith, particularly in his devotion to the holy eucharist and the Virgin Mary. A contemporary wrote that “He always preferred to be counted among the meek and poor of spirit, among those who are promised the kingdom of heaven, rather than among the famous and powerful men of this world.” He was also notable for “his exercise of moderation, his gift of prudence, his fundamental spiritual courage and stability, especially in a most permissive age, when men tended to be headstrong and by their very natures inclined to sin.” Truly a saint for our times, too.

Psalm 27; Colossians 1:12-20; Philippians 2:12b-15a

From ancient times the Church has had the custom of celebrating each day the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. 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. Join me in praying the Liturgy of the Hours today and throughout the lenten season.

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