God Acts—We React: An Approach to Liturgical Prayer
Participate in a more informed way in the Eucharist, the other Sacraments, the Liturgy of the Hours, Adoration of the Eucharist, all the official prayer of the Church—our offering of thanks and praise.
God knows you! In the liturgy, the prayer of Christ, you can come to know God better too!
God loves you; you can learn to enter more fully into the depths and mystery of his love!
Celebrate his love more joyfully, more totally. Participate in a more informed way in the Eucharist, the other Sacraments, the Liturgy of the Hours, Adoration of the Eucharist, all the official prayer of the Church—our offering of our thanks and praise. Discover the essence and deepen your appreciation of liturgical prayer.
The Paschal Mystery, Baptism, Prayer, The Mystical Body of Christ, Some Difficulties with Liturgical Prayer, Some Characteristics of Liturgical Prayer, The Essence of the Eucharistic Celebration, Worship of the Eucharist outside the Sacrifice, The Liturgy of the Hours, The Liturgical Year. With a list of references to supporting material in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. For seminaries, individuals, parishes.
“Msgr. Rowland has done the seemingly impossible. In an open and reflective manner he has combined history, Church documents, theology, spirituality, and personal testimony from both the view of the priest and of the laity, in an informative and extremely readable fashion… so that the reader may react with full, active and conscious participation.” — Rick Egan, religion teacher
“The spiritual power that seemed to be the exclusive property of priests and religious is to be shared with the laity. The Mass, the sacraments and the Liturgy of the Hours constitute a spiritual arsenal of untold power. In simple, direct and clear prose, this book is an open invitation to everyone to share this prayer life.” — Msgr. Charles Dollen, The Priest
“…thank you for your beautiful reflections on the liturgy. All this arrived just as I was departing for Rome. I took your book along with me and it was a good companion!” — James Cardinal Hickey
160 pages — Trade Paperback, 5.5″ x 8.25″ — 2nd ed., Madonna House Publications, 1998 — ISBN 978-0-921440-51-2