The Hours chanted in Latin and reader feedback

It is nice to get positive feedback once in a while.

You might recall that not long ago I wrote about a couple sites where you can listen to the several of the monastic, liturgical hours chanted in Latin by Benedictine monks. HERE.

From a reader:

I’ve listened to the office chanted in Latin before, but today for the first time I sat down and listened to the monks at Barroux with the Latin text open in front of me to read along. It was wonderful! Thank you for sharing, and, more generally, for sharing so much great information on this blog!

You are welcome.

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  1. Chrisjvsmith says:

    We love you Fr. Z., your posts always bring a touch of humor or insight to an otherwise boring day in the lay life.

  2. Amandil says:

    I tried to listen to the Norcia monks for Lauds recently, but they were using a Feria V or Feria IV (some feria), and the Divinum Officium site seemed to indicate that it was a saint’s feast day. Maybe I had something set incorrectly somewhere, but is there something different in Europe or for monasteries, etc.? I’m just wondering why I can’t seem to get the audio and the text to match up. (The Divinum Officium site that I’m referring to uses the old calendar.)

    I’m also not very experienced with the old calendar in general, so there could be some rule I don’t know.

  3. Amandil: Keep in mind that Benedictines don’t use the Breviarium Romanum or the Liturgia Horarum. They have their monastic office, which can be a little different.

  4. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Many thanks for the link!
    I was wishing and hoping something of the sort existed, and did not even begin to know how to try to find out!

    Can you (or anyone else) recommend on-line sources (perhaps including any good older books in the Internet Archive) about the history of the Office/Hours?
    (It is fascinating to encounter passing references – or so they seem! – in St. Gregory of Tours, for example, but how can I easily learn more?)

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