We recommend this legally free ebook:
- The Little Office of Our Lady; a Treatise Theoretical, Practical, and Exegetical, by Ethelred L. Taunton (London: John Bale, Sons & Danielsson; Dublin: Browne & Nolan; New York, F. Pustet & Co., 1903). With Imprimatur. Also contains a Ceremonial and the latest decrees of the Sacred Congregation of Rites on the subject. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
- [N.B. 1, This excellent work is divided into 3 parts: Theoretical, on liturgical prayer and the history of Little Office; Practical, on the best means of saying the Office and on some difficulties; and Exegetical, which “consists of a full and complete Commentary, drawn from the Fathers and great mystical writers, on every verse of the Psalms, together with a full explanation of the hymns, lessons, responsories, antiphons, versicles, and prayers.” (p. viii)]
- [N.B. 2, As noted in the booklet Garment of Grace: Why Do We Wear the Scapular?, the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a key part of the devotion of the Brown Scapular.]
Posted in observance of the Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Roman Rite and the Syro-Malabar Catholic Rite, and of the Scapular of our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Maronite Catholic Rite.