Hello friends! For those of you awaiting my next series of videos for Lauds-Compline in the Carmelite Rite, I wanted to give you all an update, in case you have been waiting. I sincerely apologize, because at this point in time, I am not sure when I will be able to get around publishing them. At the moment these videos will have to be placed on the back-burner; I am still very much hoping to finish what I started, but I cannot give you an exact time-frame. So, for those of you very much still desiring to learn on your own, I would encourage you to buy the little booklet Learning The Traditional Breviary written by Father Bernard A Hausmann, S.J. because even though you are not praying the Roman Rite, but Carmelite Rite, the rubrics are very much the exact same. I also recommend, though it could be pricy, to look into purchasing the three-volume-set of the Roman Rite breviaries because there are still different homilies for the day translated into English along with more extensive rubrics to learn as you go along the process of embracing the Old Office.
I cannot express enough how glorious the Roman Rite of the office is; as you know I daily pray the Carmelite Rite and I cannot imagine my life without it. As shared, in a previous blog post, one of the last things Carmelite Edith Stein asked for, before her martyrdom in Auschwitz, was the next volume of the Carmelite Rite Breviary. The breviary I am holding, is the replica of what she prayed and it is an honor for me to be tied to such heroic Carmelites in this way. But it is also the same for other great saints, from the past hundreds of years, who before Vatican II, never prayed such a thing as “New office”. I don’t know about you, but I choose to follow in the footsteps of the great saints who knew nothing but the Traditional Latin Mass and the Roman Rite office- they are inseparable. They are the very core of the Catholic Church.