The Spirit of the Liturgy [Romano Guardini, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Robert Sarah] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In honor of its. The Spirit of the Liturgy has ratings and 14 reviews. Steve said: Meh. This was a free e-book I found on Amazon. Previously I had read his monumental. Of all that I have to be thankful for at Thanksgiving, my Catholic faith is among those things for which I am most grateful. That is not a pious.

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Written early in his ordained ministerial service, Guardini’s chapter on “Playfulness” remains a classic theological reflection on the “purpose” of worship. Still want to read it Quotes from The Spirit of the The Nazis forced him to resign spiriy his Berlin position in Oh, Guardini does allow for that component, but it’s described as “emotion under the strictest control.

Jun 27, Rich rated it really liked it Shelves: Rodlyn Joachim rated it it was amazing Oct 31, One finds oneself nodding along as Guardini discusses the various aspects of good liturgy and the human tendencies which such liturgy both counters and nurtures. Makes plenty of points clear to think about. This celebration not only includes me, our congregation, but all of the Church around the world as well as those who have gone before us, and those who will come after us.

Oct splrit, Carlos rated it it was amazing. Pedro Barrios rated it did not like it May 16, Agnes Bullock rated it it was amazing Mar 10, The Style of the Liturgy. I think for the mind wondering about the moral and philosophical dimension of the Mass, this is a great read. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


A short volume with countless insights. I’d say for the average joe the book is a little on the difficult side being written in the early 2oth century, especially as it is a translated work, which I believe adds some slight difficulty.

The reader, when finished, will better understand both the liturgy and the self. This book was probably aimed at the clergy. Originally written inthis profound reflection on the nature of liturgical worship still stands as a guiding light for today’s renewal of worship and prayer.

To ask other readers questions about The Spirit of the Liturgyplease sign up. It is a living sacrifice of our praise to Our Lord. Return to Book Page. The Fellowship of the Liturgy. Maybe I’m nitpicking, but I can’t help but feel that such statements betray an institutional arrogance that even a no-doubt humble and holy man such as Guardini was unaware.

The fo I now have a better understanding of the unique beauty of the Mass and why we do things the way we do. Finally, this book is laced with long and numbing passages regarding “beauty. Nommangaliso Phalwane rated it really liked it Sep 05, Jan 01, Fr. The Seriousness of the Liturgy.

The Spirit of the Liturgy

He received his doctorate in for a dissertation on Bonaventure. Lists with This Book. This book was a challenge for me since I have no training in philosophy or logic. Still worth the read. Jul 16, Conor rated it really spirot it. It’s as if Guardini is projecting Dante’s angels’ worshipful dance from the Paradiso. His family moved to Mainz when he was one year old and he lived in Germany for the rest of his life. A must read for those who desire to see the trajectory of liturgical renewal from mid 19th century chant revival through the Second Vatican Council.


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The Spirit of the Liturgy by Romano Guardini

Emmanuel Gati-Diame rated it liked it Oct 20, This was a free e-book I found on Amazon. No eBook available Amazon. Pierce is easily readable and is a good summary of Guardini’s work. Introduction by Joanne M Pierce.

Parth rated it really liked it Jul 04, If going to church is boring, you gotta ask yourself whether you are going to praise and glorify God, or some other reason. His estate was left to the Catholic Academy in Bavaria that he had co-founded.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Brian Wirth rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Guardini was born in Verona, Italy in It was recommended to be from a friend, and I’ll say that it was indeed a great recommendation.

Further, it is difficult not t Guardini’s expertise ranges beyond theology and liturgy into the realm of psychology and sociology, though it is probably more guradini to simply say he understood the human soul. The Prayer guardoni the Liturgy. Aron rated it liked it Jan 18, Whatever good points the author makes concerning the liturgy are drowned out litkrgy he makes the idiotic statement that like art, the liturgy should exist clearly for its own sake.

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