from U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to answer the weary a word that will waken them: Isaiah 50:4
From Liturgical Encounters: Mindfulness at Mass. With so many things vying for our attention at Mass, this compelling piece offers many helpful suggestions on how to stay focused and listen to God’s voice in the midst of all the distractions?
Explains how Mary, in her docility and humility, listens to the word of God, and in the same way, that we are called to imitate her. In submitting her mind and will totally to God at the Annunciation, the Visitation and from the Crib to the Cross, Mary offers us a perfect example in listening to the word of God in liturgy.
From the National Catholic Register, here's a brief guide on how to listen to the Sunday readings by approaching each of the three readings with questions about each. It uses the readings for a particular Sunday as a guide.
An enlightening piece by Matthew Kelly on listening to what God is saying to you through the music, the readings, the homily and prayers of the Mass. He suggests listening for the one thing that strikes you and once it is revealed, spending the rest of the Mass praying about how you can live that one thing in the next week.
A Catholics United for the Faith article by Rev. Terrence Prendergast S.J. expressing hope that Pope Benedict's 2008 Synod on the Word of God will be a stimulus to all Catholics to deepen their appreciation for the reverent reading of God’s self-communication in the Bible.
A beautiful and insightful piece by a Notre Dame student on the amazing rewards of listening more actively to the readings at Mass.
Covers multiple reasons for listening more attentively to the readings at Mass.
A real wake-up call from heraldofhiscoming.com about the benefits of studying and living God's word, and what we miss out on by not doing it.
Savor the Word
Getting More from the Readings At Mass
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