The Rise of the Liturgical Renewal

The McGrath Institute for Church Life, within the University of Notre Dame in America, is preparing a series on the liturgy in its online journal. Given the significance of liturgy, especially in light of recent pontifical pronouncements, I will be providing a link to each of these articles as they become available. – AD.

“In the debate over Vatican II’s liturgical reform and its subsequent implementation, what is often overlooked is the rise of the liturgical movement prior to the Council. The desire for a renewal in the understanding and experience of the liturgy was fostered in various settings and comprised multiple components. A number of European Benedictine abbots and abbeys were most influential.”