Liturgical Press is internationally known as a Catholic and ecumenical publisher in prayer and spirituality, Scripture, liturgy, theology, and monastic life. Founded in 1926, we are the publishing house of Saint John’s Abbey, a Benedictine community in Collegeville, Minnesota.
In Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, Deanna Witkowski brings a fresh perspective to the life and music of the legendary jazz pianist-composer Mary Lou Williams (1910-81). As a fellow jazz pianist-composer, adult convert to Catholicism, and liturgical composer, Witkowski offers unique insight gleaned from a twenty-year journey with Williams as her chosen musical and spiritual mentor.. . .
Living Liturgy™ 2022 provides practical, sound, and inspiring content from expert authors to enrich your parish liturgy and ministry. A robust formation program, Living Liturgy™ offers the readings, plus insightful reflections and contextual background information for Sundays, Solemnities, and additional feasts of liturgical and national importance. This best-selling annual resource is ideal for parish ministers, liturgists, pastors, planning committees, and RCIA programs.
An entirely new resource prepared for each li. . .
Inspire music ministers to more prayerfully lead the assembly with Living LiturgyTM for Music Ministers. Dynamic content and an engaging team of contributors offer music ministers the spiritual preparation they need to be confident, effective leaders of sung prayer. The Liturgy of the Word, and particularly the psalm, will come alive in new ways for the entire worshiping assembly.
Living LiturgyTM for Music Ministers begins with the First Sunday of Advent 2021 and includes the following:
The Catholic Church uses three different sacred oils in some of its most solemn ceremonies: the baptism of children, confirmation, the anointing of the sick, the ordination of a priest, the ordination of a bishop, and the dedication of a church and altar. Many churches place the three oils on display for the view of the faithful and for the convenience of the clergy. Sacred Oils explores. . .
Given the Catholic Church’s complex history concerning divorce and remarriage, it’s not surprising that the promulgation of Amoris Laetitia in 2016 caused such a stir among the laity, the press, some theologians, and even some bishops.
This book endeavors to introduce concepts and contexts that will help all these groups understand the document in a new light, explaining what the. . .
You want insights for living? Look to people whose understandings have been practiced for fifteen hundred years. Saint Benedict and Saint Scholastica, his twin sister, established a flexible pattern that has adopted, adapted, challenged—and outlived—myriad cultures. Their sons and daughters today, who devote their time and talents to the “school for the Lord’s service” launched by the Rule of B. . .