about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
Liam on Funeral Lectionary: Lamentatio… Jim McCrea on Mercy and What? Envy? Jim McCrea on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 Anne on Funeral Lectionary: Lamentatio… Jenny2 on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 Liam on DPPL 98: The Advent Wreat… John McGrath on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 FRANCIS J. KIERAS on Lumen Gentium 24 Melody on DPPL 95: Sunday Liam on DPPL 96-97: In Advent
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Category Archives: Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy
The procession that comes to mind is Las Posadas, which I believe originated in Mexico. 99. In many regions, various kinds of processions are held in Advent, publicly to announce the imminent birth of the Saviour (the “day star” in … Continue reading
The most recognizable piece of home piety that has translated to the Advent church is a certain circle of greens with accompanying candles: 98. Placing four candles on green fronds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian home, … Continue reading
Today’s two sections preface the specifics that follow (98-105) for the season prior to Christmas. First, some definitions: 96. Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope: • waiting-memory of the first, humble coming of the Lord in … Continue reading
Before launching into Advent, the Church devotes some “ink” to the Eighth Day. First, a reminder that Sunday is primary. Why? Because it is, by definition, a festive observance with Jesus Christ at the root. Each Sunday is an Easter: … Continue reading
Chapter Four, the longest of this document, is titled “The Liturgical Year and Popular Piety,” A brief introduction: 94. The liturgical year is the temporal structure within which the Church celebrates the holy mysteries of Christ: “From the Incarnation and … Continue reading
If anybody is dozing (I can see your glassy stares!) for our series on the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy (check the hyperlinked highlight for the document online) we’re getting close to wake-up time. 93. The following guidelines … Continue reading