Desiderio Desideravi 27: Serious and Vital Formation

With this paragraph, we begin an involved and detailed look at “The need for a serious and vital liturgical formation.” Pope Francis devotes twenty-one numbered paragraphs to liturgical formation starting with this:

27. Therefore, the fundamental question is this: how do we recover the capacity to live completely the liturgical action? This was the objective of the Council’s reform. The challenge is extremely demanding because modern people — not in all cultures to the same degree — have lost the capacity to engage with symbolic action, which is an essential trait of the liturgical act.

The full document, copyright © Dicastero per la Comunicazione – Libreria Editrice Vaticana is here on the Vatican site.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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