One rarely named—or, perhaps, never named worthy—is St. John the Baptist. But Christ’s cousin, the Forerunner and the Last Prophet certainly deserves a hearing from anyone wishing to deepen his or her insight into the depths of the liturgy.Continue reading »
Silence is not an idea; it is the path that enables human beings to go to God. God is silence, and this divine silence dwells within a human being. By living with the silent God, and in Him, we ourselves become silent. Nothing will more readily make us discover God than this silence inscribed at the heart of our being. I am not afraid to state that to be a child of God is to be a child of silence.Continue reading »
Even a cursory study of the history of the Divine Office makes this abundantly clear. In cathedrals and in monasteries, in cities and in deserts, in the east and in the west: there have been many variations in the way Christians have prayed at regular intervals in an effort to sanctify the hours of the day, whether in common or as individuals.
What led the Fathers to take up the theme of “sober intoxication,” already developed by Philo of Alexandria, was the text in which the Apostle exhorts the Christians in Ephesus.
Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, published the Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo, “Regarding the Burial of the Deceased and the Conservation of the Ashes in the Case of Cremation” on August 15.
All in for Gregorian I really wish you did not focus so much on music. As far as I’m concerned…
The Holy See Press Office has announced that on the occasion of the centenary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Cova da Iria, His Holiness Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima from 12 to 13 May 2017.
The spiritual and bodily meanings of proskynein [i.e., adoration on one’s knees] are really inseparable. The bodily gesture itself is the bearer of the spiritual meaning, which is precisely that of worship.