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Domestic Church Bibliography

Domestic Church Bibliography

Domestic Church Bibliography A Continual Feast: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Joys of Family and Faith Throughout the Christian Year, by Evelyn Birge Vitz (1991, Ignatius Press, San Francisco). Advent Begins at Home: Family Prayer and Activities, compiled by David Polek, C.SS.R., and Rita Anderhub

Cleansed and Conformed to God’s Will

Cleansed and Conformed to God’s Will

Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted” has long been one of my favorite hymns. Its tune, taken from the sixteenth-century Genevan Psalter, is eminently singable. The hymn text—when not corrupted by that politically-correct scoundrel, “alt.”—is even better. For Francis Bland Tucker’s lyrics put twenty-first-century congregations