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Archive for category Liturgical Spirituality

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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Easter Sunday

Christ is risen indeed, alleluia!

Holy Saturday

There is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness.

Two Challenges from the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

I believe we need to expand the repertoire of prayers. The Roman Missal (n 13, Friday of the Passion of the Lord) foresees the possibility. I think it is time that we petition our diocesan bishops for prayers that address these “situations of grave public need.”