“From the treasury of his Prairie Messenger editorials on faith and worship, Father Andrew Britz offers a feast of insights into the rich liturgical tradition of the Catholic Church. Linking ancient belief and practice with contemporary issues and challenges, each editorial stirs and sometimes disturbs with sharp lucidity.”

— Teresita Kambeitz, OSU


Rule of Faith

As we worship, so we believe,
so we live

[Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi]

By Andrew M. Britz, OSB

Edited by Maureen Weber and Marian Noll, OSU

Rule of Faith continues where Truth to Power left off. This second collection of editorials by Rev. Andrew Britz (1940-2012), a Benedictine monk at St. Peter's Abbey and editor of the Prairie Messenger for 21 years, features deeply contemplative editorials on the liturgical year, sacraments and worship, local and Canadian heroes of the faith, and issues that concern us all in the human struggle. His writing is the legacy of his life as a monk and a trained liturgist who was steeped in church history.

“The bosom of God is not a ghetto; it is a place that is especially welcoming to the poor; and it is a place within which the integrity of creation is properly honoured. That phrase describes the theological passion of Andrew Britz. He was forever the champion of the poor, the champion of the soil and the wind, and the champion of those who believe that God has a huge, universally embracive catholic heart. These pages reflect that passion. They deserve to be read. Nobody gets to heaven without a letter of reference from the poor and these pages help show us where we can get that reference.”

— Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

For ordering information please contact St. Peter's Press:, call 306-682-1770,
or visit

Paperback, 210 pages, 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781896971834

In Canada: $24.10, including GST ($30 including shipping and handling)


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