Is this inculturation, the new evangelization, the next reinvention of religious life? What do you make of it?
Archive for August, 2013
In the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, NPM fosters the art of musical liturgy.
“Usually, churches aren’t hard to spot, and often their designs seem to follow quite traditional and recognizable architectural templates. Having said that, in the past century some congregations and church leaders have chosen to push the aesthetic limits of church architecture and design.”
The sanctuary of the church in which I grew up – St. Elizabeth in Hanau-Kesselstadt, Germany – was dedicated in 1964, at the height of Vatican II. The church building was a new construction, and – in line with its time – essentially a huge block of cement. Upon entering the sanctuary, one faced a […]
I would invite Pray Tell readers to consider coming to Universa Laus 2014 in Loreto, Italy. Check the Universa Laus website for more information.
I would be interested to get reactions to this, and I have my hard hat handy.
Fr. Aidan Peter Rossiter, CJ, offered a very passionate address in “Sacrosanctum Concilium? We’ve Only Scratched the Surface! Pastoral Reflections on SC 50 years on.”
A liturgical parting shot/gift from Pope Benedict: a minor (?) change in the wording of the Baptismal liturgy.
The day concluded with aperitifs, a magnificent festive dinner, and shared entertainment and conversation in the commons room bar. It comprised another rich experience of multi-cultural perspectives, shared laughter and insight, and mutual prayer.
It was a very full day, but rich in shared prayer, opportunities for conversation over meals, and a true appreciation for diverse cultural expressions of our common faith.