Christopher Carstens is director of the Office for Sacred Worship in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin; a visiting faculty member at the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois; editor of the Adoremus Bulletin; and one of the voices on The Liturgy Guys podcast.
BA, Oratory of St. Philip, Toronto; MA, University of Dallas; MA (Liturgical Studies), The Liturgical Institute.
Christopher Carstens is Director of the Office for Sacred Worship in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin; a visiting faculty member at the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois; editor of the Adoremus Bulletin; and one of the voices on The Liturgy Guys podcast.
Christopher Carstens is also a frequent presenter in liturgical conferences and in parish education, a Frequent contributor on liturgical topics to the La Crosse Catholic Times, Board Member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy.
He is the author of A Devotional Journey into the Mass and A Devotional Journey into the Easter Mystery (Sophia), as well as Principles of Sacred Liturgy: Forming a Sacramental Vision (Hillenbrand Books) and co-author of “Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass”.
He lives in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, with his wife and eight children.
THE LITURGY GUYS
DENIS MCNAMARA | CHRISTOPHER CARSTENS | JESSE WEILER
The Liturgy Guys is an initiative of the Liturgical Institute, Adoremus Bulletin, and Benedictine College. Christopher Carstens and Dr. Denis McNamara sit down with host Jesse Weiler every week to talk about Catholic Liturgy. At the end of each episode, our Liturgy experts take time to answer listener-submitted questions. The goal of this podcast is to share the treasures of Liturgy with English-speaking Catholics all over the world.
THE LITURGICAL INSTITUTE
The Liturgical Institute was established in the year 2000 by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, in order to prepare Catholics for a “new era in liturgical renewal.” It serves a diverse international student population of laity, religious, and clergy. Monsignor M. Francis Mannion served as its founding Director and established the sacramental foundation for the program that it enjoys today. The Liturgical Institute prepares its students in a context of prayer and scholarship with the Church’s future priests, deacons, pastors, and ministers to bring solid theological knowledge, critical reasoning, and practical skills to bear on the challenges opened by the exciting phase of liturgical renewal emerging in recent years.