In trying to understand the purpose and function of the Divine office one can
overlook an important but subtle double meaning. The Liturgy of the Hours is
called the Prayer of the Church not only because it is traditional, biblical, and
officially approved, but also because it prays for and anticipates the Church’s
spiritual fulfillment. In a word, the Prayer of the Church contains within it what
the Church prays for. This project records the realization of this truth in the
development of a small Christian community.