Well, hey there! Typepad is up and so am I (it's a minor miracle), so let's talk about the liturgical year. Liturgy anchors a family--it gives a place and a meaning-- to the passage of time. We are by nature a rhythmic people. We thrive when life is in rhythm and we chafe when everything is out of sync. Living a life of liturgy is living the rhythm of God in company with the whole Church. There's something very nurturing about a home where the liturgy underpins the daily round, the weekly worship, and the celebrations of the year.
Leila and I spoke a little about liturgy this week as we discussed Chapter 4 of The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home, just enough to get the conversation started. I hope to share with you some conversations with other mothers, too, because this life of faith--while sharing common liturgy--looks very different in different families. So, please join the conversation! Chime in below and tell us how you live the liturgy at home.
Liturgical calendar. Click individual dates to be taken to scripture readings of the day's Mass.
Please, please, please share your family's traditions! It's not much of a community book study if we don't chat it up.
Listen to the whole Summer in the Little Oratory Series!
Chapter 1::The Christian Life: bringing it home
Chapter 2:: Home is a Very, Very Good Thing
Chapter 3:: Making the Little Oratory in the Home
Chapter 4:: Towards Living the Liturgical Year at Home
Chapter 5:: Praying the Hours and Sanctifying Every Moment