New Apostolic Letter: Desiderio Desideravi

On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the Holy Father has released a new Apostolic Letter, Desiderio Desideravi, on the liturgical formation of the People of God.  Its title is drawn from Luke 22:15 – “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”

It is an exquisite summary of liturgical theology and a call for “serious and vital liturgical formation.”

Pope Francis addresses the nature of sacramental encounter, of symbols and symbolic language, of ars celebrandi, and the need to engage all the baptized in the fruitful celebration of the Paschal Mystery.

We recommend the whole document to your reading.  It is a gift to all of us who love the liturgy and a clarion call to all of us in the Federation.

Click here to read the document.

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