Vol. XVI, No. 5
Table of Contents
News & Views — Cardinal Paul Augustin Mayer | Adoremus Hymnal – Work on Revision Begins | New Choral Music Project | CMAA: Chant at the Cathedral | Pope Creates Council for the New Evangelization
Our Prayer Language to God, Cardinal George and Father Ward interviewed on the New Missal Translation — Early this year, Chicago Cardinal Francis George, OMI, and Father Anthony Ward, SM, were interviewed for an instructional DVD, A New Translation for a New Roman Missal, produced by the Midwest Theological Forum (MTF).
Liturgy and the Splendor of Truth, from the Spirit of the Liturgy — by Father Romano Guardini — An excerpt from Father Romano Guardini’s book The Spirit of the Liturgy, originally published in German in 1918.
Matter — The Vessels of God’s Action upon Us — by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger — “Matter” is the final section of the last chapter of Cardinal Ratzinger’s foundational book, The Spirit of the Liturgy (2000, Ignatius Press).
Westminster Choir School — Singing Praises to Our God — by Joanna Bogle
Liturgical Landmark: The New English Missal, Will dissent disrupt reception of the new translation? — by Helen Hull Hitchcock
Reader’s Forum — Words and Worship | People around the Altar | Singing after Receiving Communion | Pontifical Mass at the National Shrine | Jubilee Years | Postures and Gestures
Collect for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
qui immaculatam Virginem Mariam, Filii tui Genetricem,
corpore et anima ad caelestem gloriam assumpsisti,
concede, quaesumus, ut, ad superna semper intenti,
ipsius gloriae mereamur esse consortes.
Per Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, filium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
per omnia saecula saeculorum.
Almighty everlasting God,
who assumed into the glory of heaven, body and soul,
the immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of your Son,
grant, we pray, that, always intent on things above,
we may be worthy to share in her glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and
reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God,
forever and ever.
Latin Collect – Roman Missal 2002
English translation © International Commission on English in the Liturgy 2010
Romano Guardini (1885-1968) was ordained priest in 1910. He served in Mainz and dedicated much of his life to working with the young. He received his doctorate in theology in 1915, writing on the theology of St. Bonaventure, and taught for most of his career at the University of Berlin as Professor of Catholic Philosophy. His noteworthy books include Sacred Signs (1917), The Spirit of the Liturgy (1918), Liturgical Formation (1923), The Lord (1937), and The End of the Modern World (1956).