The Church offers a brief conclusion to this long document. As we read these final few paragraphs, is there anything any of you readers have found in these long months of examining the interface between popular piety and liturgy?
288. Both parts of this Directory contain many directives, proposals, and guidelines to encourage and clarify popular piety and religiosity, and to harmonize it with the Liturgy.
In referring to specific traditions and diverse circumstances, the Directory wishes to set forth some basic presuppositions, to reiterate various directives, and to make some suggestions so as to promote fruitful pastoral activity.
Can you readers recall any significant suggestions that struck you? Something you have or will put into place in your own prayer life?
Bishops remain with responsibilities for the good of the Church:
With the assistance of their collaborators, especially of the rectors of shrines, it is for the Bishops to establish norms and practical guidelines in relation to this matter, taking into account local traditions and particular manifestations of popular piety and religiosity.
The Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy is online at the Vatican site.