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Discovering Prayer (click to download now for free): Our updated easy-to-understand tutorial on the Liturgy of the Hours is now available for download and printing. This version includes a section that introduces basic chant. You can also purchase the book and audio CD direct from The Rosary Shop for $12.95.
2002-2003 Calendar for the Liturgy of the Hours (click to download now for free): This simplified calendar makes it easy to keep track of which page to be on in the Liturgy of the Hours. Free download. First draft. Your comments and corrections are welcome.
Q & A about the Catholic Church (click to download now for free): This double-sided 8 1/2 x 11 pamphlet is intended as a free evangelical tool you can give to friends, family or visitors. It answers 20 basic questions about the Catholic faith, and invites the reader to contact the local Catholic parish, references, or even you with additional questions.
Audio MP3 of Sample Chants from the Discovering Prayer book, above. We originally intended to make the entire CD available for electronic download, but at 30MB it was just too big. The complete 30-minute audio of the section on chant is provided on CD if you purchase the print book. Here are a few small excerpts from the CD (even though these are only about 45 seconds, they are almost 1MB and may take awhile to download). These are MP3 files and can be played on most computers.
Why charge for the hardcopy? About two years and $3000 in costs went into developing the tutorial and accompanying CD. Though we are happy to give away the electronic download for free, we have to find a way to recoup some of the development cost. Most of the development cost was the recording/mastering equipment for the CD.
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