“The young people who come on retreat to the monastery often wonder why we give so much importance to the liturgy in our monastic lives. One of our novices, now a monk and a priest, who underwent harsh trials during his noviciate, supplies the answer. One day he confided: ‘I would not have persevered in my vocation if God had not, by the grace of the holy liturgy, given me a helping hand each day during the course of the year.’ … In the very depths of our souls the liturgy works a sort of seductive charm.”
The liturgy is the soul’s mystical school, formed during the course of two millennia of Christian spirituality. In this collection of meditations, the author develops four themes relating to the liturgy:
- The primacy of adoration,
- The sense of the Church,
- The splendour of the liturgy,
- The formation of the interior man.
The Saint Austin Press, 1999. Softcover, 38 pp.