Daily Archives: 30 March 2015

On My Bookshelf: Gethsemani

The full title of Dianne Aprile’s 1998 book is The Abbey of Gethsemani Place of Peace and Paradox. Written on the occasion of that Kentucky monastery’s 150th anniversary, I read it over the course of four nights. A most enjoyable … Continue reading

Posted in Monasticism, On My Bookshelf, spirituality | Leave a comment

Holy Week Open Thread

The Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week are often the respite before Triduum. But God is as likely to move in our hearts if we are ready these days. My parish hasĀ a penance liturgy on Monday. The usual adoration … Continue reading

Posted in Holy Week, open thread | 2 Comments

Cardinal Burke (and LSN) on Liturgy

I read Cardinal Burke’s discussion with LifeSiteNews on marriage. I do recommend people read it–not just the man’s fangirls and boys. Like the synod, it had its far-reaching moments, including this bit on liturgy: Do you think there is a … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Liturgy | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Armchair Liturgist: Passion Postures

One down, and one to go, regarding those Passion narratives. How would you guide people in your faith community? Are there circumstances when standing is not advised? As for kneeling after the words telling of the death of the Lord, … Continue reading

Posted in The Armchair Liturgist | Leave a comment

DPPL 262: A Shrine Defined

Jesus should remain the focus of our travels and destination. At least this is what the Bible urges. 262. In accordance with Christian revelation, the risen Christ is the supreme and definitive sanctuary (cf. John 2, 18-21; Rev 21, 22) … Continue reading

Posted in Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, post-conciliar liturgy documents | Leave a comment