Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

DPPL 271: Celebrating the Liturgy of the Hours

Now that we’ve covered the celebration of sacraments at shrines, what about the Divine Office? 271. A visit to a shrine, which is always a special occasion of private and community prayer, affords a valuable opportunity to assist the faithful in … Continue reading

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DPPL 270: Celebration of the Other Sacraments

What about other sacraments? The Church advises care: 270. In addition to the celebration of the Sacraments of Penance, Holy Eucharist, and the Anointing of the Sick, the other sacraments are occasionally celebrated. This requires particular care on the part … Continue reading

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DPPL 269: Anointing of the Sick

Of all the shrines of the world dedicated to the sick, I think of Lourdes. I’d love to go there someday, though not for any particular cure. The Church reminds us of the possibility of celebrating sacramental Anointing as a community, … Continue reading

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DPPL 268: Celebration of the Eucharist

When pilgrims go to a shrine, they go for Mass: 268. “The celebration of the Eucharist is the climax and pivot of all pastoral activity in shrines” (Collectio missarum de Beata Maria Virgine, Praenotanda, 30). Great care should be devoted … Continue reading

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DPPL 267: Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance

Pilgrimage may inspire contrition. Some of these suggestions might be appropriate for a parish setting back home. 267. For many of the faithful, a visit to a shrine is a propitious occasion on which to avail of the Sacrament of … Continue reading

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DPPL 265-266: Liturgy at Shrines

Happy Easter to all! The shrine is a “place of cultic celebration.” What does that mean? Simply that liturgy and devotions take place there. 265. Shrines have an important cultic function. The faithful visit shrines to participate in the liturgical … Continue reading

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DPPL 264: Canonical Recognition

We mentioned in yesterday’s post that official recognition is part of the Church’s plan for universal, or even widespread devotion to a place of faith: 264. “The term shrine signifies a church or other sacred place to which the faithful … Continue reading

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