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A Resource for Faith Formation
Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM
Explore the deeper meaning of eucharistic celebration with a highly regarded expert on liturgy. In Mystagogy of the Eucharist Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM, draws on ritual actions, liturgical symbols, prayer ...
What the Documents Say: Third Edition
Mark G. Boyer
Thousands of readers have found Fr. Mark Boyer's The Liturgical Environment: What the Documents Say to be a useful compendium of the church's law and guidelines on the liturgical environment. Rooted i ...
The Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship Practices
Everyday worship practices—from praying the rosary to moments of recognizing the beauty of God's creation, from being moved by the power of music to praying Vespers on an iPad—not only take place at d ...
Conversations with Nathan D. Mitchell's "Amen Corners" 1991-2012
Edited by Maxwell E. Johnson, Timothy O'Malley, and Demetrio S. YocumForeword by Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP
From 1991 to 2012, Nathan D. Mitchell was the author of the "Amen Corner" that appeared at the end of each issue of Worship. Readers of Worship grew accustomed to Nathan's columns as invitations to re ...
Four Perspectives on Dei Verbum's "One Table of the Word of God and the Body of Christ"
Rhodora E. Beaton
Fifty years ago, Dei Verbum called Catholics to reflect on the inherent unity of the "one table of the word of God and the body of Christ." Drawing from a variety of ancient and modern insights, the a ...
Giving Voice to Marian Theology and Devotion
Stephanie A. Budwey
Throughout the history of Christianity, Mary has been a beacon of hope to many who look to her. While Christians have always prayed to Mary, they have also sung to her in times of joy and sorrow. Sing ...
Timothy Radcliffe, OP; Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
During Lent we are surrounded by visual reminders of Jesus' last hours. In Stations of the Cross, renowned author and spiritual master Timothy Radcliffe, OP, offers readers a thoughtful meditation on ...
Edited by Doris K. Donnelly
Sacraments speak a language and disclose their power through symbols. Beyond 'representing' another reality, sacramental symbols are intimately connected with the reality they express and sources of j ...
Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
Reflections from the book are not included on the CD-ROM.Deepen your experience of this solemn season and prepare to participate more fully in the time-honored devotion of the Stations of the Cross t ...
Joseph F. Kelly
When was Christmas first celebrated? How did December 25 become the date for the feast? How did the Bible's "magi from the East" become three kings named Melchior, Caspar, and Balthasar who rode camel ...
Biblical Preaching and The Roman Missal, Year B
Guerric DeBona, OSB
The publication of The Roman Missal, Third Edition offers an opportunity for homilists to explore the relationship between the Sunday readings and the new Roman Missal. Between the Ambo and the Altar ...
School of Prayer, Source of Life
Goffredo BoselliForeword by Paul De Clerck
"I am increasingly convinced that the decisive question that demands an answer from us is not so much how believers experience the liturgy, but whether believers live from the liturgy they celebrate." ...
Preparing First-Class First Celebrations
Donna M. Eschenauer
Why do parish First Communion Masses so often neglect good liturgical principles? Should these celebrations resemble something analogous to a recital? Or, should they be celebrations worthy of the pra ...
And Other Burning Questions about the Liturgy
Johan van Parys
What are Vespers? Where have the consecration bells gone? Why do some liturgical ministers vest and others don't? Blinking sneakers on altar servers, Christmas trees in January . . . what is that all ...
A Primer for Catholics
Nicholas E. Denysenko
What is chrismation? Nicholas Denysenko breaks open chrismation as sacrament of belonging by exploring its history and liturgical theology. This study offers a sacramental theology of chrismation by e ...