Monkery and Weddings
A book that has been helpful to me is "A Monk in the World" by Wayne Teasdale. Using his background as a former monk, he lives in Chicago-- and seemingly alone. The world is his monastery. The liturgy of the hours he follows as if he were in a monastery, though it is in the world totally. This is a model for the "monkless monastery" of the future. The book is worth reading and studying.
As for my method of using the Liturgy of the Hours I use the format by the Genesee Abbey in Genesee, New York. I make a copy, reduce it in size, and put copies in all of my Bibles. At a moments notice I can know what place to read in the psalms. It is very helpful.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I did not mean to give the impression that I get up at 2:15 every morning and follow this procedure. It is a lot less formal for me. On a normal day I will follow the scripture readings for LAUDS and possibly COMPLINE. Other days I might think of the liturgy at 8 am and use TERCE. I am "lucky" if I do 2 prayer periods/readings a day. Wish I could do 7 times but I have a long way to go. Do others of you have recommendations?
My daughter, Melinda, is marrying, Mike, in two weeks. Getting excited. Things change in our lives. I feel God is in this. LATER