In the latest issue of Music and Liturgy, Andrew Cameron-Mowat, SJ reflects on the topic of liturgy in the era of a Jesuit pope. Cameron-Mowat is a member of the British province of Jesuits and has extensive experience teaching and researching in the fields of sacramental theology and liturgy as a lecturer at Heythrop College. Most recently he served his province as Provincial’s Assistant for Formation and now is in parish ministry.
Cameron-Mowat’s essay in Music and Liturgy is based on a lecture he gave at All Souls Church in Conventry, UK on 15 November 2015. Music and Liturgy and Fr. Cameron-Mowat graciously gave us permission to reproduce the article here.
A quick excerpt:
The central core of the ministry of Jesuits is about the word, whether through the promotion of our Spirituality, or through preaching and teaching. Our ability to communicate the love of God in Christ by whatever means available to us – through spiritual direction, through the arts, through science, through teaching, through Blogs, through the web, through the liturgy, and to be as contemporary and as adaptable as possible to suit the prevailing culture’s modes of communication – this is what makes us who we are. What happens when Pope Francis preaches the word? How does he do it? Is there something about his preaching content and manner, that teaches us something important? Clearly the relationship between the speaker and the hearer is crucial, and he does a great deal of communication through his face and actions as well as through what he says.
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This article is reproduced with the permission of its author. It appears in the February 2015 issue of Music and Liturgy (Vol. 40, No. 3), a publication of the Society of St Gregory. For further details of the Society and its work please visit www.ssg.org.uk.