Further Reflections on the Constitution on the Liturgy



47. At the Last Supper, on the night when He was betrayed, our Saviour
instituted the eucharistic sacrifice of His Body and Blood. He did this in order
to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the centuries until He
should come again, and so to... Read More

Constitution Chapter I Section III

~~III. The Reform of the Sacred Liturgy

21. In order that the Christian people may more certainly derive an abundance of
graces from the sacred liturgy, holy Mother Church desires to undertake with
great care a general restoration of the liturgy itself. For the liturgy is made
up of immutable elements divinely institu... Read More

Constitution Reflections Continued

~~II. The Promotion of Liturgical Instruction and Active Participation

14. Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that
fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is
demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian
people as ... Read More

Reflections on the Constitution on the Liturgy

The following is the introduction and first section of Chapter I of the Constitution on the Liturgy from the Second Vatican Council.  I hope to periodically post sections from the Constitution with a few personal reflections.  The documents can be lengthy but they are rich with wonderful teachings that help to deepen our faith.  I h... Read More

Saint Francis

I recently had the opportunity to visit the city of Saint Francis again.  Assisi is a beautiful place that seems to reverberate with the spirit of Saint Francis.  His message of poverty and simplicity is so important for us in todays busy and complex world.  He is a great patron saint for the Lenten season because his message is rea... Read More

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