Hearts of Prayer: Sacred Liturgy

 Let us lift our hearts to the Lord


"  For the liturgy, "through which the work of our redemption is accomplished," most of all in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, is t
he outstanding means whereby the faithful may express in their lives, and manifest to others, the mystery of Christ and the real nature
of the true Church. It is of the essence of the Church that she be both human and divine, visible and yet invisibly equipped, eager to
act and yet intent on contemplation, present in this world and yet not at home in it; and she is all these things in such wise that in her
the human is directed and subordinated to the divine, the visible likewise to the invisible, action to contemplation, and this present world
to that city yet to come, which we seek ". (Dogmatic Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, n.2- Paul VI, 1963)

Ecclesial Documents
Sacrosanctum Concilium-SVC
General Instructions on the Roman Missal
General Instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours
Paschalis Sollemnitatis: On the Preparation and Celebration
of the Easter Feasts

Catechism of the Catholic Church
What the Church teaches
The Holy Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth-
Cardinal Arinze
Reflections on the Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis
Language in Liturgy - Cardinal Francis Arinze

The Third Edition of the Roman Missal - USCCB
Teachings of the Fathers
Teachings of the Doctors and Saints Commentaries on Sacred Liturgy
Liturgy is Essentially Adoration-
Rev. Nicola Bux and Rev. Salvatore Vitiello
More Than Words: External Signs of Faith by the Celebrant - Fr. Nicola Bux
Commentaries on Sunday's readings
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFMCap
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

The Sacraments
Do Not be Afraid of Confession - Pastoral Letter by Bishop Mark Davies
Celebrating the Sacraments with Mary - Douglas Bushman, STL
"By Water and the Spirt": In Defense of Baptismal Regeneration -           Sr. Rachel Marie Gosda, SCTJM

Liturgical Questions
Fr. Edward McNamara, LC
Liturgical Norms
Roman Missal Formational Materials
Common Questions on Liturgical Norms - EWTN
Liturgical Calendar
Liturgical Calendar - SCTJM
Daily Readings and Liturgical Feasts

Liturgical Year
Universalis- Daily Office of Readings

Contemplating Today's Gospel

Teachings on Liturgy
On Living the Liturgy Interview With Rector of Pontifical Liturgical Institute
Mary: Model in Attentiveness, Prayer & Offering for the Pilgrim Church in Divine Worship - Fr. Jesús Castellano Cervera, OCD
Offering the Best to God in the Liturgy is an Expression of Love - Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, OC
Placing the Crucifix at the Center of the Altar - Fr. Mauro Gagliardi
Beauty in the Heart of the Church - Fr. Richard Vigoa
Carrying the Keys to the Church's Treasures: Interview With Papal Sacristan Father Pavol Benedik
Praying with Mind, Body and Voice- From USCCB on the Holy Mass

Eighteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum- From USSCCB Liturical resources


Teachings SCTJM
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit: Biblical Reflection on Evangelical
       Poverty - Sr. Grace Marie Heinrich, SCTJM

To Serve is to Reign: a Look at Vocation and the Ministry of Women
       in the New Testament
- Sr. Grace Marie Heinrich, SCTJM

The Importance of Team Ministry in the Prison Letters of St. Paul -
        Sr. Karla Maria Icaza, SCTJM

The Role, Use and Purpose of Marriage and Family Life in the First
        Century Christian Church - Sr. Clara Maria Malay, SCTJM
Similarities in St. Luke's Portrayal of the Trials before the Deaths of
        Jesus and St. Paul - Sr. Clara Maria Malay, SCTJM

Presentation of the Gospel of Luke - Sr. Rachel Gosda, SCTJM
Presentation of the Gospel of Mark - Sr. Rachel Gosda, SCTJM
Presentation of the Gospel of Matthew - Sr. Rachel Gosda, SCTJM

Recommended Resources and courses
Adoremus- renewal of Liturgy

Mission and Evangelization in the Acts of the Apostles: a 6 Week
       Bible Study for University Students - by Sr. Clara Malay, SCTJM
Liturgical Dictionary Teachings on Sacred Scripture
Spirituality of Sacred Scripture - Fr. John Hardon
Dei Verbum - Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation from II Vatican Council - Summary by SCTJM
The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church - Pontifical Biblical Commission - Summary by SCTJM

Meditations for Liturgical Seasons
Advent Season
Fr. Cantalamessa, OFMCap
        - Blessed Are You Who Mourn Now

        - John the Baptist: “More Than a Prophet”
Servants and Friends of Jesus Christ
        - Ministers of the New Covenant of the Spirit
        - Mary, Mother and Model of the Priest
- A Year of Favor
A Small Advent Pilgrimage through the Gospel - Lectio DIvina through the Advent Season
The Meaning of Christmas: Look Deeper

      -The Color of the Sheep in Bethlehem
Lenten Season ...
Lenten Sermons of Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa...
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB
  - A Burning Love for the Father's House
     -Moriah, Tabor, Calvary: Darkness Can Be Radiant
The Seven Penitential Psalms and the Songs of the Suffering Servant
The Easter Season...


In Audio>>>

Fr. Joseph Rogers
     The Infallibility of Peter Rests on the Infallibility of Mary's Fiat
     The Kingdom of God is at Hand
     Christ in You!
     Lord, Teach us to Pray
     Set All Aflame!
     Discipline of Faithful Love
     The Humble Light Shines in the Darkness
     Rest and Remember

Msgr. Daniel H. Mueggenborg
     Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran


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