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The Illocutionary Acts of the Catholic Mass

I have heard that there are four major transformations in the Catholic Mass correlated to certain illocutionary acts. The term ‘illocutionary act’ is a linguistic term. Thus, I will briefly analyze the Mass linguistically. An ‘illocutionary act’ is a phrase that when said enacts in its saying that which it talks about. For example, ‘I …

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Salvete, here you will find what my soul was designed to particularly love, words and their lively essences.

The degree to which I am aligned with that which is True, Good, and Beautiful as I am disposed to each of them according to my design constitutes WHO I am. For do we not feel prompted at times to know the Truth, to will the Good, and witness to the Beautiful? Surely we can know that we are prompted towards these, no? But I wonder what more we can know. Therefore, I have setup this prairie ground, as it were, for my thoughts, wonders, insights, and judgments to reside upon. I hope they provoke you to have good discussions with friends as they do for me.

Omnia possum facere per Eum qui dans vires me. Philippians 4:13