Friday, March 15, 2019

About Time 10

In the Middle Ages many people prayed using Books of Hours, prayers that took them through the day, based on the daily cycle of prayers used by monks and nuns. They were precious books, sometimes richly decorated, sometimes plain, and often people added prayers they particularly liked.  People often had their portraits painted holding their Books of Hours and the Virgin Mary is often portrayed reading from one. Here  are some prayers which would be in my Book of Hours, prayers I use to pray through the day. The prayers by J.Philip Newell come from his lovely book of Celtic Prayers, Each Day Each Night . What would be in your Book of Hours?

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