The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

An Office of Prayer



December 11th, 1968 - 7.30 pm
Liturgy and Texts Audio

First Reading: Fr. Louis speaks to
us about Silence, Poverty and Death.
Reading from No Man Is An Island
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1955. pp. 263-264.

Psalm by Father Louis

Second Reading: Fr. Louis speaks about the prophetic vocation and the Sign of Jonas. Reading from The Sign of Jonas
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1953. pp. 361-362.
Song of Jonas  

Third Reading: Fr. Louis speaks to us
about the Shadow of God's Wings.
Reading from Bread in the Wilderness
New York: New Directions, pp. 120-124.

Litany and Hail Holy Queen  

Final Collect and Dismissal  

O Father of mercy and compassion,

You willed that Your Son be born of a poor Virgin,

that, in her poverty and simplicity,

the power and riches of Your love might be made plain.

Make us poor and hidden,

Even as Mary was poor and hidden,

So that we may share in her closeness to You,

And praise You by our lives of joy and adoration.

Through Jesus Christ ...




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