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Romano Guardini

Father Romano Guardini

Such is the wonderful fact that the liturgy demonstrates: it unites art and reality in a supernatural childhood before God… [Worship] has one thing in common with the play of the child and the life of art -- it has no purpose, but is full of profound meaning. It is not work, but play. To be at play, or to fashion a work of art in God's sight -- not to create, but to exist -- such is the essence of the liturgy. From this is derived its sublime mingling of profound earnestness and divine joyfulness. -- Romano Guardini, The Spirit of the Liturgy. Trans. Ada Lame. London: Sheed & Ward, 1937

Featured Works

An Excellent Meditation for Anyone Who has ever Faced Depression, Finding One’s Center, From the book Romano Guardini: Spiritual Writings

Truth and the Eucharist, From: Preparing Yourself for Mass, by Romano Guardini,
Sophia Institute Press, Manchester, NH

The Mass as Institution, From the book: Preparing Yourself for Mass, by Romano Guardini,
Sophia Institute Press, Manchester, New Hampshire

Here's A New Year's Resolution Worth Considering! -- some thoughts from Romano Guardini

How About Aspiring to Greatness in 2003 according to Romano Guardini's definition of it!!

Romano Guardini on Truthfulness

Romano Guardini on the Essence of Asceticism

The Meaning of Respect According to Romano Guardini

Romano Guardini on the Virtue of Understanding

Achieving Composure, by Romano Guardini

The Liturgy as Play, by Romano Guardini, Read slowly and reflectively to the end, and savor the last two paragraphs

Krieg, Robert A., C.S.C., Romano Guardini: A Precursor to Vatican II, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN pp.270

Romano Guardini on The Purpose of Life, N.B. Not to be read, but studied and meditated!!

The Crisis of Ethical Norms, Thoughts of Romano Guardini on ethics that are as pertinent to CEO's, church leaders and Ecologists as when he wrote them 50 years ago

The Meaning of Old Age, According to Romano Guardini

Congregation, Fellowship and Prayer, From Meditation Before Mass, by Romano Guardini

The Sacred Meaning of Doors, taken from the book: Sacred Signs, by Romano Guardini

Guardini, Romano, Freedom, Grace and Destiny, Henry Regnery Co. pp. 251

Guardini, Romano, The Saints in Daily Christian Life, Chilton Books, Philadelphia and New York, pp 111.

Guardini, Romano, The Faith and Modern Man, Regnery Co., Chicago, pp.237

Guardini, Romano, Power and Responsibility, Henry Regnery Co., Chicago, pp. 104

Guardini, Romano, The End of the Modern World, Henry Regnery Co., Chicago, pp.133

Guardini, Romano, The Lord, Gateway Editions, South Bend, IN

Guardini, Romano, The Art of Praying, Sophia Institute Press, Manchester, NH

Guardini, Romano, Preparing Yourself For Mass, Sophia Institute Press, Manchester, NH

Guardini, Romano, The Rosary of Our Lady, Sophia Institute Press, Manchester, New Hampshire, pp.143

Guardini, Romano, Sacred Signs, Michael Glazier, Inc. 106 pp.

Guardini, Romano, The Virtues, Sophia Institute Press, Manchester, NH pp. 163