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Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:52:57 PM »
There are several prayer books and daily devotional books out there including breviaries, diurnals etc.

I have looked at several prayer books like Blessed Sacrament, My prayer book by Fr. Lasance and Blessed be God. The Blessed sacrament seems most complete and at the same time compact and small. There is also Divine Intimacy and daily meditations by Cardinal Bacci.
What do you personally use and what would you recommend?
I would like to buy a prayer book that would serve me for a long time.
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 12:53:16 AM »
I really like the My Prayer Book from Fr. Lasance; it's what we use for our family prayers. I've not seen the Blessed Sacrament book.

My suggestion would be to look for whatever is made with the most quality if you are buying new.

Also, whatever will assist you the most. No point in buying something you won't use or that frustrates you.

 
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 01:11:32 AM »
I prefer the Blessed be God text.
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 10:08:33 AM »
I love My Prayer Book and The Prisoner of Love, by Fr. Lasance. The latter has an emphasis on the Blessed Sacrament.
 
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 11:04:30 AM »
I love My Prayer Book and The Prisoner of Love, by Fr. Lasance. The latter has an emphasis on the Blessed Sacrament.

Anything by Fr Lasance is good... . :)
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 06:47:53 PM »
The Immitation or Following of Christ is something you can keep coming back to over the years.
 
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 07:05:27 PM »
I love My Prayer Book and The Prisoner of Love, by Fr. Lasance. The latter has an emphasis on the Blessed Sacrament.

I bought My Prayer Book from Amazon and it looks and feels like a hefty modern textbook (it's hard to tell from the picture and description, or I didn't look closely enough).  Were I to buy it again I would either look for a lightly used copy, or try the Angelus Press version. 
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 10:34:35 PM »
I love My Prayer Book and The Prisoner of Love, by Fr. Lasance. The latter has an emphasis on the Blessed Sacrament.

I bought My Prayer Book from Amazon and it looks and feels like a hefty modern textbook (it's hard to tell from the picture and description, or I didn't look closely enough).  Were I to buy it again I would either look for a lightly used copy, or try the Angelus Press version.

Check out eBay for a good condition used copy from the 50ís.
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 02:51:11 PM »
I love my Blessed Be God prayer book
 
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 05:01:01 PM »
I like my St Anthony's Treasury, published 1930. The first and third items in the Ebay link are a reprint and an original of it. The reprint at $12 sold by a homeschooling charity is probably the more realistic purchase.
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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2019, 11:53:38 AM »
Have just acquired a beautiful edition of Key Of Heaven printed 1943 in England
 

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Re: Traditional prayer and devotional books.
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2019, 07:05:43 PM »
Have just acquired a beautiful edition of Key Of Heaven printed 1943 in England

The one I have from 1957 has large print, which makes it handy for those with weaker or weakening eyesight, and all the usual prayers and Novenas, with the ordinary of the Mass plus Sunday Gospels.
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