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Liturgy Posts from Vox Veniae

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.22.09

Liturgy Lord God, in a world where truth seems so relative,      your Word is a solid foundation; where love is but a flickering, momentary flame,      your passion is a constant ember; where power is widely abused,      your quiet strength works for justice; where law is enforced from the outside in,      your rule is from the inside out; where peace is […]

Ignatius of Loyola

[This is part of a series on the historical stream of Reconnection] “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. As a young child, discipline was a naughty word to me. It was synonymous with early bedtimes, homework, and refraining from too many sweets. […]

Teresa of Avila

[This is part of a series on the historical stream of Reconnection] Saint Teresa of Avila, born in 1515 as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada in Gotarrendura, Spain, is a popular figure in modern examinations of Christian mysticism. She has become a kind of pop icon representing Christian funkiness from back in the day, you know, before Christianity got so […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.15.09

Liturgy Gentle, yet powerful. Lowly, yet almighty. Shepherd, yet King. In your gentleness, guide us. In your power, strengthen us. In your lowliness, strip from us our selfish pride which only destroys us. In your greatness, lift us up that we might aspire to greater things. As a shepherd, call us to be your servants. As a King, call us […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.08.09

Liturgy We gather this morning to acknowledge you, oh God. You who formed the mountains, and you who made the stars and the heavens. We honor you, our Maker, who turns darkness into morning, and we worship the Spirit who gives breath to all that lives. Give us courage to live vibrantly in our community and honor you with our […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.01.09

Liturgy Good God, Creator of the world, draw us into prayer and celebration as we gather to remember the gifts of your earth and the stewardship you have entrusted to us as tillers and tenders in your image. We know that in the gatherings of your people, power is present among us; your Holy Spirit stirs and moves and gives […]

Julian of Norwich

[This is part of a series on the historical stream of Reconnection] For modern American Christians, the medieval mystics seem weird, superstitious and even a little crazy. That’s not without reason–who in their right mind would cut themselves off from society and wall themselves into a cell next to a cathedral? That’s exactly what Julian of Norwich did in the […]