|"Madonna of the Book," by Sandro Botticelli, circa 1483|
"The typical book of hours is an abbreviated form of the breviary...recited in monasteries. It was developed for lay people who wished to incorporate elements of monasticism into their devotional life. Reciting the hours typically centered upon the reading of a number of psalms and other prayers." Learn more here and here.
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SPECIAL - Monday January 1, 2018 Mass at 10:00 am
Monday January 1st, 2018 Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am.
There will not be a 12:00 pm Mass.
All are welcome.
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Telephone: 352-588-8181 (Liturgy Office)