Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Sacra liturgia Conference

Thinking of heading to Europe in the near future?  Then why not consider timing your visit so you can attend the Sacra Liturgia conference in Milan!

The liturgy and the life of the Church

In the conference announcement, Bishop Dominique Rey, Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, France, noted that:“
Sacra Liturgia’s initiatives serve as a reminder of the primacy of grace in Christian life and mission. Our worship of Almighty God comes first. It forms us and nourishes us and only when we are thus equipped can we carry out our particular mission in the world. That is why the Sacred Liturgy is, as the Second Vatican Council so clearly taught, nothing other than the source and summit of Christian life. That is why I have convened Sacra Liturgia conferences in Rome, New York and London and why, next June, we shall meet again in Milan.  The question of authentic liturgical formation and celebration remains crucial for the Church and for her mission in the twenty-first century.”..
Conference programme

Here is some of the background from the Conference website:
The conference is open to all.
 From June 6-9, 2017, conference sessions in both Italian and English, with simultaneous translation of all presentations, will be held at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) which is centrally located in Milan next to the Basilica of Saint Ambrose, where many of the conference's liturgical celebrations will take place.  
The full programme to be released at Easter will include Vespers and Mass according to the Ambrosian Rite (in both its ancient and modern uses) in the Basilica of Saint Ambrose, the Metropolitan Cathedral (Duomo) and in other locations to be announced. One afternoon will be kept free for cultural visits including a special visit to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and the Duomo. 
Full time registrations are open now. Part time registration will be possible after Easter when the full conference programme is published. 
Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. The Sacra Liturgia Secretrariat is happy to give recommendations for local accommodation upon request.
Speakers lined up include Cardinals Burke and Sarah, and many prominent priests, religious and laity.

You can find more information on the conference website.

**PS Latest advice is that tickets are likely to sell out early, certainly by the end of April.  So if this impulse is on you, you might need to  move fast!

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