“The Mental Landscape of Liturgical Prayer”
You’re invited! Saturday morning, April 2nd, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 pm at the Church of the Gesu (Milwaukee, WI), I will present for only the second time a new workshop on liturgy.
It is necessary to learn about the theology of liturgical prayer. But it is not sufficient. It has seemed to me that there needs be an address to both left and right sides of the brain, the understanding and the emotional reception of theology and Divine Reality. That’s what I propose to do in this workshop, foster our encounter with Christ at the level of our experience.
We will study the foundational Roman Catholic documents – the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy & the General Instruction of the Roman Missal – to ground ourselves in solid theology. Such a study will lead us into reflection on our reception of the divine-human encounter that is liturgical prayer. GIRM instructs us concerning the theological & pastoral meanings of each part of the Mass. It cannot, however, tell us how we are to receive the mystery of our encounter with the Risen Christ, the paschal mystery. That’s our work.
Please consider attending! Blessings! –roc,sj