Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing Corp
Publication Date: June 1, 1988
Format: Library Binding
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This Little Breviary is essentially the readings for days consecrated to Mary from the Book of Christian Prayer and the Four Volume Liturgy of the Hours. It is a wonderful way to get used to the format while also getting closer to Our Lady. I believe that this can also be the supplement for saying a daily rosary if you are enrolled in the brown scapular or the full consecration to Mary. A wonderful breviary to recite, especially on Marian feast days and Saturdays for Mary.
The Marian quotes by the saints and the hymns are a wonderful way to get closer to Our Blessed Mother and Queen. This book is a real blessing.
This book is the best way to pray to Our Lady alongside the Liturgical calendar. The prayers are incredibly beautiful!
First off - Catholic Book Publishing did a wonderful job with this little book! It is small enough to carry with you if you so desire and is beautifully bound and decorated. It comes with a ribbon bookmark which makes it even easier to keep your place when you return for your next prayer. It is absolutely a delight to hold and look at, and that is only to say about what is on the outside.
Now, for the contents!
If you are a beginner, who is trying to get into the habit of daily prayer, but afraid to dive into a breviary, which can have complicated flipping back and forth, and require examination of the calendar before getting started - the Little Office is absolutely perfect. It will help cultivate a daily prayer routine with a simple format, as well as instill greater devotion to our Lady with its well picked sermons from many saints, and Scripture passages.
As an added bonus - the book comes with special prayers to Mary in the back, such as the Angelus and various litanies.