Books by Faculty

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.