Morning and Evening Prayers

In the original rule of the Daughter of Wisdom and the Society of Mary, St. Louis Marie spoke of the prayers that both Congregations should offer, but gave no further details. But we do know that he did write a manuscript version of the prescribed Morning and Evening Prayer, which was printed in 1859. The main part of the Morning Prayer is The Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin, a version that was popular in the 17th century. The Evening (or Evening) form of Prayer was also commonly used at that time, but St. Louis Marie contains several prayers (especially “O Jesus who dwells in Mary” and prayers related to the theme of rest and sleep) which are vividly described from the French School of Spirituality.