Saturday, October 30, 2010

Little Office of the Immaculate Conception

Today (October 30) is the Feast of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez (532-1617), a married man who experienced lots of human sufferings and later became a lay brother.

St. Alphonsus had a great devotion to the mystery of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. He had a great regard for the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception and popularized its use among others. The saint recited it every day for 40 years. Our Lady is said to have appeared to him, praised him for his devotion, and urged him to recommend this Little Office to others and to spread its use far and wide.

The Missionaries of Charity (founded by Mother Teresa) pray the Little Office everyday. I warmly recommend this devotion to honor Our Lady 7 times a day. The total length of the Little Office is about 15 minutes.

Please click HERE to download the Little Office.