Formed By The Liturgy

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The person formed by the Liturgy has absorbed in his flesh and blood the notion that he owes a suitable response to every value. He will rejoice in every exalted spectacle of nature, the beauty of the starlit sky, the majesty of the sea and mountains, the charm of life, the world of plants and […]

It’s Not Our Prayer

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Only the God-man, Jesus Christ, can truly offer adoration and love to God. He alone is entirely holy, He alone truly glorifies God through His holiness, and He alone can truly praise God. The final, supernatural vocation of every man is, therefore, transformation in Christ. Only from Christ, with Him, and in Him, can we […]

The Final Purpose of Liturgy

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The final purpose of liturgy is to glorify God, and the prototype of such a life of liturgy is Christ himself. He is the primordial liturgist, and we are his apprentices. Therefore, what is required on our part is more than philosophical assent or moral mimicry. We are not following Socrates or Marcus Aurelius: we […]

Approaching Liturgy Like A Child

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Distinctively, the understanding of what it means to be a child is essential for the practice of liturgy. Furthermore, an understanding of what it means to be childlike is essential for an understanding of adulthood. The true meaning of adulthood discovered through the metaphor of the child essentially points us toward the mystery of what […]

Lest We Forget

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Almighty everlasting God, who sent your Son to die that we might live, grant, we pray, eternal rest to those who gave themselves in service and sacrifice for their country. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and […]