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Liturgical Institute Students, Faculty and Staff Serve at Area Soup Kitchen

Liturgical Institute Students, Faculty and Staff Serve at Area Soup Kitchen
On June 21st, Liturgical Institute students, faculty and staff purchased, prepared and served dinner at Holy Family Soup Kitchen in Waukegan, Illinois. Nearly 100 meals were served for families and individuals.
 
The connection between liturgy and social justice was a central theme of the early 20th-century Liturgical Movement. One day earlier, students in Dr. Denis McNamara’s course on the Liturgical Movement were reading Dorothy Day’s writings on the connection between the sacred Liturgy and love of the poor. The next day they were serving dinner to the poor at Holy Family Soup Kitchen. 

Here are a few quotes from the namesake of the Institute's publishing imprint and major Liturgical Movement figure, Msgr. Reynold Hillenbrand former Rector of Mundelein Seminary:

"Liturgy is the corporate prayer of the Church, by which divine life streams from the head to the members. Corporate worship is the great need of our times, the cure of our evils, the rallying point of the spiritual forces of the world."

"We can’t act with Christ as Mass without translating that act into life through the apostolate."

"Both liturgy and the events of daily life [are] equally occasions for bearing generous and faithful testimony to the fact that God’s merciful justice finds its scope in human history."

 

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