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Desiderio Desideravi – Unpacking Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter on the Liturgical Formation of the People of God

24min | Presented by Clare Schwantes

This presentation reflects on the apostolic letter from Pope Francis, Desiderio Desideravi, as a valuable starting point for examining how the liturgical celebration might be entered into more deeply and recognised as a privileged place of encounter with Christ. The liturgical event will be explored not only as formation for the work of evangelisation, but indeed as a key moment of evangelisation itself, since liturgy well celebrated cannot help but draw those present into a dynamic encounter with Christ that leads to a conversion of heart.
Clare is the editor at Liturgy Brisbane. Her role includes preparing annual publications such as the Ordo and the Daily Mass Book on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, as well as Break Open the Word and Praying Together with Young People. She is also responsible for the design and ongoing evolution of Liturgia. Clare is the Chair of the National Liturgical Council, secretary of the Brisbane Archdiocesan Commission on the Liturgy, a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy and is on the editorial board of the quarterly journal, Liturgy News. Clare holds a Bachelor of Education and Psychology, a Master of Theological Studies (Liturgy), diplomas in Editing and Publishing, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland.
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