The Source and Summit

Lex orandi, Lex credendi, Lex vivendi!
The Law of Praying is the Law of Believing is the Law of Living!

This great axiom of the Church tells us that the way we pray is the way we believe and as we believe, so we live. The liturgy is at the center of our lives as Catholics and so if we don't truly understand the liturgical worship we celebrate, we lose something of the belief of our faith and way it is lived out daily. These documents are proven aids to increasing our understanding of the depth,  beauty, and reality of what we celebrate in the liturgy so that it might sink deep roots into our minds and lives as we go out into the world.

Official Documents on the Liturgy
Encyclical of Ven. Pope Pius XII on the Sacred Liturgy
Encyclical of Ven. Pope Pius XII on Sacred Music
Vatican II Document on the Sacred Liturgy
Encyclical of Ven. Pope Paul VI on the Holy Eucharist
Apostolic Letter of Bl. John Paul II on the Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist
On the Translation of Liturgical Texts into the Vernacular
Document by the Congregation for Divine Worship
Encyclical of Bl. John Paul II on the Eucharist and the Church
Instruction on avoiding Liturgical Abuses from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the Eucharist as Source and Summit of the Church's Mission and Life
Motu Proprio letter of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the use of the Traditional Latin Mass
Apostolic Constitution of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on structures for Anglican Communities coming into full Communion with the Church