How should I use a prayer book?

Q: I recently attended a confirmation where you distributed prayer books to those being confirmed. Can you tell me more about the book? What’s the right way to use prewritten prayers in my daily prayer?

¿Cómo debo usar un libro de oraciones?

P: Hace poco, asistí a una confirmación en que usted distribuyó libros de oraciones entre quienes eran confirmados. ¿Me puede decir más acerca de ese libro? ¿Cuál es la forma correcta de emplear oraciones ya escritas en mis oraciones diarias?

Confirmation and evangelization

I recently had the enormous privilege of performing my first confirmation as a bishop. It took place at Holy Cross Parish in Moor Park, California, a large, bustling and bilingual parish in my pastoral region. I told the confirmandi — and I meant it — that I would keep them in my heart for the rest of my life, for we were connected by an unbreakable bond. In preparation for this moment, I was, of course, obliged to craft a homily, and that exercise compelled me to do some serious studying and praying around the meaning of this great sacrament.

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