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jeudi 24 novembre 2016

Sacra Liturgia Milano 6-9 June 2017

Thanks to the blessing and support of His Eminence, Angelo Cardinal Scola, Archbishop of Milan, the plans for Sacra Liturgia Milan 6-9 June 2017 are moving forward steadily.

Grazie alla benedizione e al sostegno di Sua Eminenza il Sig. Cardinale Angelo Scola, Arcivescovo di Milano, i preparativi di “Sacra Liturgia – Milano 6-9 Giugno 2017” procedono a ritmo serrato.




An impressive range of prelates scholars have been engaged to speak, including His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah, His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Abbot Christopher Zielinski Father Michael Lang, Dom Alcuin Reid, Professor Jennifer Donelson, Msgr Claudio Magnoli, Fr Vincenzo Nuara OP, Msgr Timothy Verdon, Professor Angleo Rusconi, Professor Cesare Alzati, Msgr Marco Navoni, Monsignor Ennio Apeciti and Dr Andrea Gramegna. Presentations will take place in the Aula Magna of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and will be simultaneously translated into Italian and English.

Un prestigiosissimo parterre di prelati e studiosi ha confermato la partecipazione, fra i quali Sua Eminenza il Sig. Cardinale Robert Sarah, Sua Eminenza il Sig. Cardinale Raymond Leo Burke, l’Abate Christopher Zielinski, Padre Michael Lang Cong. Or., dom Alcuin Reid, la Prof.ssa Jennifer Donelson. Mons. Claudio Magnoli, Mons. Timothy Verdon, Mons. Marco Navoni, Mons. Ennio Apeciti, Padre Vincenzo Nuara O.P., il Prof. Angelo Rusconi, il Prof. Cesare Alzati, e il Dott. Andrea Gramegna. Le conferenze si terranno nell’Aula Magna dell’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore a Milano con traduzione simultanea in italiano e inglese.

Liturgical celebrations in both uses of the Ambrosian rite will take place at the historic Basilica of Saint Ambrose (adjacent to the University), in the Metropolitan Cathedral and in another church (tba). We are profoundly grateful to the authorities for welcoming Sacra Liturgia, and to His Eminence, Dionigi Cardinal Tettamanzi, for agreeing to celebrate solemn vespers for the opening of the conference.


Le funzioni liturgiche in entrambe le forme del Rito Ambrosiano verranno celebrate presso la Perinsigne Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio (adiacente all’Università), la Cattedrale Metropolitana e un’altra chiesa del centro cittadino. La nostra più profonda gratitudine va alle Autorità che ci hanno generosamente accolto, e a Sua Eminenza il Sig. Cardinale Dionigi Tettamanzi per avere acconsentito a celebrare i Vespri Solenni della conferenza d’apertura.

In addition to the conference presentations and liturgical celebrations, an afternoon of cultural visits is being planned so that delegates can benefit from some of Milan’s extraordinarily rich heritage such as the Bibliotheca Ambrosiana, the church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, etc.

Oltre al convegno e alle funzioni liturgiche, è in corso di pianificazione un pomeriggio di visite culturali studiato in modo che i delegati possano visitare alcuni luoghi parte dello straordinario patrimonio storico e culturale della città di Milano, fra cui la Biblioteca Ambrosiana, la chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, etc.

The conference website with further details, including the speakers’ topics will be launched in December. Registrations will open on line by the end of January.

Il sito web del convegno contenente ulteriori dettagli, fra cui i titoli delle conferenze degli oratori, verrà reso disponibile a Dicembre.
Le iscrizioni al convegno saranno aperte alla fine di Gennaio.

Sponsorship opportunities remain open for the Milan conference and we would be happy to hear from interested persons or companies. Similarly, we would be happy to hear from any benefactors who wish to contribute to bursaries so as to assist students, religious or clergy who wish to participate.

Rimangono inoltre aperte opportunità di sponsorizzazione per “Sacra Liturgia – Milano 2017” da parte di persone e aziende interessate. Saranno infine benvenuti i generosi contributi di benefattori che vorranno pagare borse di studio per la partecipazione di studenti, religiosi e sacerdoti desiderosi di partecipare, ma impossibilitati a versare l’intera quota di iscrizione.

vendredi 19 août 2016

Sacra Liturgia Summer School 5-17 July 2016

With thanks to Mr Joseph Gutierrez, some images from the 2016 summer school liturgical celebrations including the vigil and feast of St Lawrence, the solemn votive requiem Mass, the solemn Masses from the pilgrimages to the Royal Basilica of St Mary Magdalen at St Maximin as well as to the chapel of St Rosaline at Les Arcs, and from the Solemn Pontifical Mass at the throne celebrated by Bishop Dominique Rey, Bishop of Frejus-Toulon, on the feast of the Assumption.









The entire album can be viewed here.

samedi 23 juillet 2016

Presentations at the Sacra Liturgia 2016 Summer School (5-17 August)

We pleased to announce the titles of the presentations to be made at the Sacra Liturgia 2016 summer school which opens in just under two weeks:

Dr Jonas Vilimas (Vilnius, Lithuania)

“On psalmody in theory and practice” (2 presentations)

Mr Gerhard Eger (Princeton & Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon)

"The Rise and Fall of the Neo-Gallican Uses"

"Emendandis et Adornandis: An Overview of the Neo-Gallican Use of Fréjus". 

Dom Alcuin Reid (Monastère Saint-Benoit & International Coordinator of Sacra Liturgia)

“Liturgical Intergrity—On celebrating as the Church celebrates”

“Smoke and mirrors and plain liesReflections on reactions to Cardinal Sarah’s address to Sacra Liturgia UK”

These brief presentations will be made following the celebration of Vespers on August 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th & 13th.

For further details see here

lundi 11 juillet 2016

Le cardinal Robert Sarah: Vers une authentique mise en œuvre de Sacrosanctum Concilium


Nous avons le privilège de publier le texte officiel de l’allocution d'ouverture de son Eminence, le cardinal Robert Sarah, à Sacra Liturgia Royaume-Uni, le 5 Juillet 2016. Le fichier PDF peut être consultée ici.


Il convient de noter que cette texte, tout en retirant rien du texte tel que livré à Londres, remplace tous les extraits publiés précédemment et comprend des passages qui, en raison de contraintes de temps, Son Eminence n'a pas pu livrer.

Tout en respectant la possibilité de traductions de petits extraits du texte dans le but de les signaler dans des reportages, la traduction et la publication de l'ensemble du texte dans d'autres langues nécessite l'autorisation préalable et la confirmation de la traduction.

Complete HD Photos from Sacra Liturgia UK 2016




Sacra Liturgia UK: Pontifical Vespers by Bishop Dominique Rey July 5, 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK: Opening Session July 5, 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK: Morning Session July 6, 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK: Afternoon Session July 6, 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK: Mass "ad Orientem" by Cardinal Sarah (Missale Romanum 2002) July 6, 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK: Morning Session July 7, 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK: Afternoon Session July 7, 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK: Solemn Pontifical Mass by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone July 7, 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK: Morning Session July 8, 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK: Afternoon Session July 8, 2016

Sacra Liturgia: Pontifical Solemn Mass (Ordinariate) By Monsignor Keith Newton July 8, 2016

dimanche 10 juillet 2016

Robert Cardinal Sarah: Towards an Authentic Implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium

It is our privilege to publish the official text of the Opening Address of His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah, to Sacra Liturgia UK, on 5 July 2016. The PDF file may be accessed here.


Cardinal Sarah speaking at Sacra Liturgia UK 2016

It should be noted that, whilst removing nothing from the text as delivered in London, this text replaces any previously published extracts and includes passages that, due to time constraints, His Eminence was not able to deliver.

Whilst respecting the possibility of unofficial translations of small excerpts of the text for the purpose of reporting, the translation and publication of the whole text into other languages requires prior permission and confirmation of the translation.

(The next Sacra Liturgia event is the annual summer school in Provence in the south of France from 5-17 August 2016. Further details here.)


mardi 21 juin 2016

Sacra Liturgia UK opens two weeks from today - Registration still possible

Sacra Liturgia UK opens two weeks from today in London, with Solemn Vespers at the Brompton Oratory followed by the opening address by Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, at Imperial College. 


The opening address and all of the presentations will take place in the lecture hall of the Blackett Building of Imperial College on the corner of Queens Gate and Prince Consort Road, with the entrance on Prince Consort Road. 

Some part and full time places remain available. Register here

Because of the high interest in Cardinal Sarah's opening address those wishing to attend are strongly advised to register as soon as possible.