The Oratory Prayer Book is designed for anyone to use: children and adults, new converts and cradle Catholics. It has prayers for all sorts of occasions and for all sorts of people, but is small enough to carry around all the time in a pocket.
The riches of Catholic devotion are included, with beautiful prayers from Scripture and the Saints, and texts inspired by the sacred liturgy. There are the essential prayers all Catholics should know, as well as less familiar but useful ones for everyday situations and for times of need. The antiphons to Our Lady are given in Latin with music and traditional English translations. There is an order of morning and evening prayer. It also includes straightforward guides to prayer in general, reading scripture, the examination of conscience, confession, and the rosary. Some prayers (like the special order of ‘Compline’ or Night Prayer) are laid out so that they can be used either in private devotion or shared with family and friends.
Carefully typeset and beautifully printed on heavy cream paper, these small hardback books have been designed to last. They have a ribbon for marking the pages you use the most, but they are also the perfect size to house a collection of prayer cards and holy images.
The Oratory was founded by St Philip Neri to help teach everyone to pray. This book is a small contribution from the Oratory in Oxford to that mission.
Dimensions: 134mm x 95mm, 120 pages
The Oratory Prayer Book is available now from the Oratory Bookshop in Oxford priced £8.95.