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  1. Domus Dei, Domus Ecclesiae: Sacred Space and the Liturgy

    We can convey a lot by how we choose to decorate our homes. Growing up, guests to our home could learn (at least on a surface level) that my family was Catholic, that we were Mexican-American, and that we were huge Notre Dame football fa...

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  2. Abstraction, Contemplation, and the Architectural Imagination

    The Question: The Story at the Heart of Faith: Can abstraction call the person into the fullness of humanity? The Working Definitions: Contemplation/Contemplative Imagination: The total imagination involving all of our faculties: thinkin...

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  3. Henri de Lubac and the Mystical Body of Christ

    The Church on earth is the visible manifestation of Christ’s love that is enfleshed between each of her members. St. Jerome described this incarnation of love in his famous phrase Corpus Christi ecclesia est, quae vinculo stringitu...

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  4. Why Chant is Good for Children

    My three year old son is a regular Mass-goer. Aware of his very short attention span, we make sure to sit in the front each and every Sunday. He loves when there is singing, especially chant. He loves elaborate processions. He loves ince...

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  5. The Liturgy: Work of the Holy Trinity

    It is well known that the reforms of the liturgy associated with Vatican II had as their goal greater participation on the part of all. Many things changed in the external celebration of the rites designed to facilitate this, and those c...

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  6. Awaiting Pentecost

    Most Catholics are at least vaguely aware that the Easter Vigil is a high point of the liturgical year. Yet, the Vigil of Pentecost rarely gets the same attention, despite having its own set of extended readings. If we read these texts f...

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  7. Pentecost for Preachers: The Mysticism of the Homiletic Moment

    The Easter season provides busy homilists with a basketful of opportunities to preach and preach and preach. Now Pentecost is coming. What more is there to say? What more is there to give? And, some may ask, where does the strength come ...

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