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Cristina Montes 2 Comments One of my favorite childhood memories is Popular piety of participating in the Flores de Mayo during the month of May.
It is a popular local custom where, on every day of the month, children gather in the church to offer bouquets of flowers to the Blessed Virgin. I still remember the Tagalog song we sang as we lined up for our turn to lay our flowers at the foot of the statue of the Blessed Virgin: Ang bulaklak na tanging alay Ng aming pagsintang tunay, Palitan mo, o Birheng Mahal Ng tuwa sa kalangitan.
In my country the Philippines, the month of May is rich with popular piety.
In Evangelii GaudiumPope Francis spoke of the evangelizing power of popular piety. Herein lies the importance of popular piety, a true expression of the spontaneous missionary activity of the people of God.
This is an ongoing and developing process, of which the Holy Spirit is the principal agent. For bystanders, these Popular piety of popular piety may be no more than tourist attractions.
But for the participants, they are opportunities to explain and demonstrate the Faith in a tangible manner. They show how the Faith is both universal and at the same time suited to all diverse cultures existing on earth.
It is true that some practices of popular piety have lost their meaning through time and need to be re-Christianized. To give an example close to home, in many places the Santakrusan processions have degenerated into beauty contests among the Reynas Elenas. It is also true that external participation in practices of popular piety does not necessarily imply mature faith, although these practices do not exclude it either.
Nevertheless, we should recognize in popular piety an opportunity for evangelization that would be a pity to waste. More importantly, we should also realize that while practices of popular piety cannot replace the sacraments, they too can be used by God as a means to touch us with grace and we would be foolish not to avail of any opportunity to receive graces.
As an adult, I am far from being a model of Marian piety.
I try to imitate the examples of the saints who were, but I struggle, for example, with distractions while praying the rosary or with wanting to listen to music instead of pray the rosary during a car trip. While I know that the Blessed Virgin is a powerful intercessor, I sometimes feel shy approaching her for my needs — like a growing teenager ashamed to admit that she still wants her mother to hug her.
But the Blessed Virgin has never abandoned me, has never taken my lack of daughterly affection against me, and has interceded for me at moments of my life when I needed her most. Perhaps in her eyes, I am still the little girl in her best Sunday frock offering her a bunch of flowers picked from the garden and asking her to exchange them with happiness in heaven.Popular piety encouraged the process that led to the institution of the feast of Corpus Christi, which reciprocally inspired the development of new forms of Eucharistic piety among the people of God.
For centuries, the celebration of Corpus Christi remained the principal point of popular piety's concentration on the Eucharist. He said that popular piety is simply “faith deeply rooted in a particular culture, immersed in the very fibre of hearts and ideas.
Above all. Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy: Principles and Guidelines, A Commentary by Peter C. Phan provides a chapter-by-chapter commentary on the Directory, summarizing its contents, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, and offering suggestions on how devotional practices can be implemented in the United States.
For liturgists Reviews: 2. congregation for divine worship and the discipline of the sacraments.
directory on popular piety and the liturgy. principles and guidelines. vatican city. Popular piety refers to seeking a closer more personal relationship with God that was based off of emotion and love. This emotive Christianity reflected a shift in the attitudes of medieval society that were continuing to change due to other historical factors happening from the 12th through 15th centuries.
Popular piety tends to associate a devotion with its iconographic expression. This is a normal and positive phenomenon. Inconveniences can sometimes arise: iconographic expressions that no longer respond to the artistic taste of the people can sometimes lead to a diminished appreciation of the devotion's object, independently of its theological.