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New Series on Mass From an Augustinian Perspective

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA

As a new year approaches, we have new topics to reflect on as we continue our journey to God. I am excited to announce yet another new series of posts that will be coming to The Mass is the source and summit of the Christian life and is filled with a rich supply of symbols which invite us to reflect more deeply on the mysteries of our faith revealed in each of them. Over the course of the next couple of months, we will post short reflections on each of the parts of the Mass with question that invite us to reflect more deeply on the meaning of those parts. For example:

  • What does it mean for us to rise for the entrance procession?
  • Why do we respond to the priest with “and with your Spirit?”
  • What is the purpose of having the laity bring up the gifts?
  • What is the significance of the words of the dismissal for our everyday life?
  • How does the Mass help us reflect on and cope with the numerous issues of our day: the environment, immigration, crime and mass incarceration, etc?

Our reflection will be enriched as we reflect not just on the significance of the numerous parts of the Mass, but also how the wisdom of Saint Augustine helps us relate them to everyday life.

The first post is scheduled to be issued just before the New Year on December 28th as a timely opportunity to help us consider whether or not we want to make a deeper appreciation for the Mass one of our resolutions for the New Year.

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God Bless!

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