Let my prayer rise before you like incense, and the lifting of my hands like an evening offering...
Deeply part of our life is the daily chanting of the Liturgy of the Hours, or "Divine Office". Etymologically connected to the Latin word for work, "Office" refers to the performance of a task, a duty.
"Signum magnum appáruit in cœlo... A great sign appeared in Heaven..."
"Your lightning lighted the world; the earth quivered and trembled." Introit
O my Savior, on that first Holy Thursday evening, Thy thoughts were only of peace, charity, and good will for men, whereas man thought only of malice and cruelty.
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners. Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee. My God, my God, I love Thee in the most Blessed Sacrament.
After describing true devotion to Jesus through Mary as interior and tender, he writes that the third characteristic of the devotion is that it is holy: