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Archive for category Liturgical Spirituality

Honoring Indigenous Peoples and their Land, on this Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Why not take time and honor St. Kateri by finding out on whose indigenous land you live and move and pray?

“The Last Supper Was No Breakfast,” But What Is the Right Time for the Eucharist?

Why the hours of the rising sun are the best time for Eucharist.

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A new book from James Martin SJ — on prayer

This would be a great book to share with anyone who is interested in cultivating a liturgical spirituality, or interested in refreshing their prayer life in general.

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Lord, Close My Lips

The opening verse of the office “Lord, open my lips” used to have a twin at the end of the day.

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Churchgoing

“Church isn’t an escape from the world. It’s a continuation of it. My family and I don’t go to church to deny the existence of the darkness. We to go to look so hard at the light that our eyes water.”

Both-And

It’s not a zero-sum game.

Liturgy Lines: The Voice and the Ear

Communicating the word is a two way process which requires attentive listeners for it to be effective.

“Your Hearts Will Rejoice”

Paging through this volume is like taking a tour of the whole Easter lectionary, beginning with the Paschal Vigil and running all the way through Pentecost. It invites us to slow down and appreciate what the church recalls at this time each year.

What is the Church? A reflection on the readings for Friday during the Easter Octave

“What is the Church?”

Simon Peter said to the other disciples, “I am going fishing.”

Simon Peter, the passionate. “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”

Simon Peter, the spokesman. “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Simon Peter, the failure….

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A dose of reality

To anchor our feet firmly on the ground, here’s a report of another Vigil that an American friend sent me

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