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1750 L Mon 18 Mar 2002

I added about 50 new pages to RomanRite.com today. But they are not really new. What I did was to divide "Ministers in Masses" into smaller sections. That way people can download them faster and link to different sections. Its probably something I should have done more than a year ago.

A few days ago I received an email from Father Joseph Fessio, S.J as a "friend of Ignatius Press". Perhaps it is a good time to acknowledge the importance of Ignatius Press books in my formation.

The first one I bought (I think in 1997) was Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite by Monsignor Peter J. Elliott (1995). Today I do not agree with every interpretation in it. But it has been extremely important in me becoming aware of the liturgical books and understanding them.

Since then I have bought 24 Ignatius Press books and the CD "Welcome to the Catholic Church". I have also used lots more of them in the Mannix Library. I will highlight two as particularly recommended and influential:

The Reform of Renewal by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.

Understanding the Sacraments by Fr. Peter Stravinskas (in which I think the Epilogue is particularly important)

Father Fessio was also a founder of Adoremus which I frequently make use of. It is interesting to see that his CV includes:

1958 - 1961 Undergraduate Studies in Civil Engineering ...

Perhaps this has contributed to his success in organising these very important enterprises.

Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 18 March 2002.

 

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Letter from Fr Joseph Fessio, S.J.

Photo and CV of Father Fessio

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