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Most of us want to attend to our spiritual lives, but it can be overwhelming to think of adding one more thing to an already impossible to-do list. Instead of asking you to squeeze more into your busy schedule, this book invites you to probe the spiritual depth of your everyday work by revealing how it connects to the form and matter of liturgy.
Relating liturgy to our daily lives is nothing new. Medieval people conducted their work in the context of the cycle of the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year. The prominent illustrations of daily activities within the calendar of the layperson’s prayer book symbolized the link between liturgy and life. For the disciple of Christ, there is no division between sacred and secular. As you make your way through this spiritual calendar, you will come to appreciate how the labours of your months are holy.
Readers of Holy Labours are invited to learn the basic grammar of liturgical celebration, reflect on the liturgical shape of Christian life, and ponder what it means to live and love, rejoice and suffer, and remember and mark time as those baptized into Jesus Christ. —Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., Director of Online Education, McGrath Institute for Church Life; Academic Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Theology
The Risen Christ is present in every aspect of our lives – in sorrow, surprising encounters, and simple delights. Dr. Brosig’s remarkable venture invites readers to become students of liturgy and life month by month, to hallow the time. —Roc O’Connor, SJ, Composer and Writer in Residence, School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee
This book … can be a truly hallowed path in rediscovering the call to holiness in [our] daily lives. —Most Reverend William T. McGrattan, Bishop of Calgary, from the ForewordSimone Brosig