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Archive for December, 2014

At the Turn of the Year

by Chris McDonnell

Pray Tell at 5: An Interview with Guest Editor Rita Ferrone

I really like the role Pray Tell has played in helping the Church live up to its ideals in worship, or at least to wrestle with the right questions. It’s exciting to be part of the Pray Tell blog behind the scenes as stories develop…

2014 in Review: “Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium”

We continued to offer this popular series from contributor Fr. Michael Joncas in 2014. Joncas revisited the articles of the constitution, offering insightful commentary and questions to ponder for each. Those articles covered in the past year are listed below for easy reference.

2014 in Review: Viewpoint

Throughout 2014 we were pleased to offer the regular contributions of Monsignor M. Francis Mannion, and his Viewpoint column, distributed by the Catholic News Agency. Here’s a list of those (always interesting and sometimes a bit controversial) entries, from January to December.


Liturgy in Collegeville: From the Archives – Part XXXIII

For the present the Sunday schedule will be as follows: 5:30 – Rising; 5:50 – Matins-Lauds – followed by Breakfast; 10:30 – Conventual Mass; 11:50 – Terce-Sext-None; 4:30 p.m. – Vespers; 6:00 – Supper; 10:00 – Compline (in Brothers’ Chapel and in English).


2014 in Review: “Liturgy in Collegeville: From the Archives”

In June 2014 we began this series on liturgical history of Collegeville. The series “From the Archives” reprints some of the abbey Liturgy Committee meeting minutes from 1963 to 1969.


2014 in Review: Non Solum

Here’s what we posted in Non Solum in 2014.

Pray Tell Turns 5!

We’ve averaged 1.65 posts per day and 39.24 comments per day. We’ve had 31,327,478 hits and 11,917,943 unique visits.

Liturgical New Year’s Resolutions

What resolutions about liturgy are you making?

Hymnal Review: One in Faith

Kudos to the WLP hymnal committee for providing the church with so worthy a “worship aid” as One in Faith. The book presents today’s congregations with a mature guide into a distant future.