Father Douglas Martis
Q: It is appropriate to conclude the Universal Prayer with a prayer said by all, such as the Hail Mary or other text?
A: The Universal Prayer is an ancient element of the celebration of Mass, and in keeping with the tradition of…
Dedicated and Restored:
St. Turibius Chapel at the Pontifical College Josephinum
The St. Turibius Chapel at the Pontifical College Josephinum was constructed in the early 1930s with the two-fold aim of providing a worthy place for the worship of God (Holy Mass and Divine Office) and for the spiritual, theological, and pastoral formation of future priests.
A Conversation with Stillness: The Ritual of Silence in the Mass
In the worship of God, silence is meant to be more invitation than interdiction, especially in the reformed liturgy of the Second Vatican Council. Silence in the liturgy is intended to give expression to the prayers of the people, albeit in the quiet of their hearts; its aim is not to make them passive.
Grace, danger, challenge: The Constitutions Fifty Years On
By Father Douglas Martis Introduction When the Second Vatican Council closed its doors on December 8, 1965, it had bequeathed…
The Liturgy and the Christian Language
Online Edition: March 2011, Vol. XVII, No. 1 The Liturgy and the Christian Language Sacred language, symbol, deeply rooted in…
Crossing the Threshold — to the Cross
Online Edition: October 2010 Vol. XVI, No. 7 Crossing the Threshold — to the Cross by Father Douglas Martis Father…