The Angelus - November/December 2021: Liturgical Living
In this issue we focus on the theme of Liturgical Living. It is easy to think of liturgy as external, something those raised to the priesthood “perform” or “do.”
It is with a heavy heart that I introduce this issue of The Angelus magazine. As you may already know, Fr. Dominique Bourmaud, managing editor of this publication, passed away on September 4, 2021 following serious medical complications brought on by COVID-19. As the interview with Fr. Michael Goldade in this issue shows, Fr. Bourmaud made a singular contribution to the work of the Society of Saint Pius X for the past 40 years. To know Father was to love him, not simply for his impressive intellect but also his humor, levity, and dedication to Christ’s Holy Church. While we are still coming to grips with the magnitude of his loss, I humbly ask that you keep him in your prayers. May God quickly receive his humble servant into the Kingdom of Heaven.
In this issue we focus on the theme of Liturgical Living. It is easy to think of liturgy as external, something those raised to the priesthood “perform” or “do.” Although Holy Orders confer a singular sacramental function on those who receive them, liturgy is the prayer of the Church. It is the prayer of us all who profess the Catholic Faith. From the earliest days of Christianity, the faithful would gather in the morning and evening to intone the Psalms, chant hymns, and collectively offer prayers. In time, these gatherings and additional commemorations came to form the Divine Office which is recited daily by clerics throughout the world.
While not everyone has access to public recitations of the Office or, due to their station in life, can recite it themselves, it is still possible for all of us to sanctify the day with frequent prayer, meditation, and devotions to Our Lord and Our Lady. Attend public services, particularly Holy Mass, whenever possible, but never fail to make the Rosary, the Angelus, and morning and evening prayer part of your life and the lives of your family. Bring yourself close to Christ as often as possible and by your example, you may draw others to do so as well.
Fr. John Fullerton
- Candles, Lights and a Recipe for Living Liturgically - Bridget Bryan
- Remembering Fr. Bourmaud - with Fr. Michael Goldade
- Literature: St. Michael, Duper of Devils
- Jonathan Wanner
- Art: A Miniature Life of St. Nicholas
- Prof. David Clayton
- History: The Day the Music Died
- John Rao, D.Phil. Oxon.
- The Saints: St. Sergey of Radonezh
- Molly Palomnik
- Commentary: How Much Do You Pray at Mass?
- Michael Warren Davis
- Book Review: Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday
- Benjamin Bielinski
- Book Review: Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family
- Lisa Lamarra
- From the Archbishop: The Liturgy: Jesus Christ Communicated
- Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
- Theology: A High Priest Forever
- Pauper Peregrinus
- Scripture: Meditations on St. John’s Gospel—Chapter Eight
- Pauper Inutilis
- Questions & Answers
- Fr. Juan Carlos Iscara, SSPX
THE LAST WORD - Fr. David Sherry, SSPX