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Fr. Douglas A. Martis

Father Martis taught sacramental theology and liturgical studies at Mundelein Seminary and was Director of the Liturgical Institute.  His research focused on sacramental theology, the history of religions and religious anthropology.  He studied the works of Bernard Botte and Reynold Hillenbrand.  


Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass

An initiative of the Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake and Liturgy Training Publications (LTP),Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass, uses the texts of the third typical edition of the Roman Missal to illustrate how the liturgy is enriched and the Church’s understanding of the Second Vatican Council is deepened through the translation of the Missal.  This book is not simply a guide that explains the revised texts as if we were simply changing the words we say at Mass; rather, it seizes the opportunity of the promulgation of the third edition of the Roman Missal as a valuable vehicle for liturgical catechesis.

Grounded in sacramental theology and the liturgical rites of the Church, Douglas Martis and Christopher Carstens recall for the readers that the Sacred Liturgy is safeguarded by the Church.  Its purpose is the glorification of God and the sanctification of humanity.  To that end, the texts of the Mass are viewed in light of the Paschal Mystery and the Church as the mystical body of Christ.


The Mundelein Psalter

The Church’s prayer must be allowed to speak for itself, to express the joy and grief, the anguish and elation of God’s children across the ages and around the globe.  This volume hopes to offer an opening to the radical beauty of the Judeo-Christian prayer, in an accessible, comprehensive way,

The Mundelein Psalter is the first complete one-volume edition containing the approved English-language texts of the Liturgy of the Hours with psalms that are pointed for the chanting of the Divine Office.  The music consists of simple yet beautiful Gregorian-based modes composed for this Psalter.  The Psalter is designed for use by priests, deacon, religious and laity, making singing the hymns of the Liturgy of the hours easier for all.  The Mundelein Psalter offers communities the opportunity to come together in prayer and celebrate the Divine Office as it was intended, with voices raised.


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