“When one recites the Office [Liturgy of the Hours] with attention, what merit and profit does one derive from it. What lights are then obtained from the divine words! With what holy maxims is the soul penetrated! How many acts of love, of confidence, of humility, of contrition, may one not make by merely paying attention to the verses which one recites.
One single Office [Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours] recited with devotion may gain for us many degrees of glory in heaven. What treasures of merit will not they then amass after they have recited the breviary for thirty or forty years with the required devotion and piety!"
-Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor Universalis