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lundi 3 décembre 2018

Sacra Liturgia Toronto 17-20 June 2019

We are delighted to confirm the details of our Fifth International Sacra Liturgia Conference which will take place in Toronto, Canada, from 17-20 June 2019, featuring a full programme of academic conferences and solemn liturgical celebrations, concluding with a solemn pontifical Mass (usus antiquior) of Corpus Christi and procession.

Details of speakers, topics and the venue may be found on the dedicated conference website here

Full-time registration will open in January and part-time registration will be possible, if places remain available, from Easter onward, when the detailed conference programme will be released. 

Sacra Liturgia is profoundly grateful to His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, for his gracious welcome to his Archdiocese and for making available his Cathedral for many of the liturgical celebrations during the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto in June 2019.

mardi 17 juillet 2018

Summer School Liturgical Programme - 27 July - 8 August

The full liturgical programme for the Fifth International Sacra Liturgia Summer School has now been published and may be viewed and downloaded on line here. All liturgical events are open to the public.

Further information on the Summer School may be found here. Late registration and day participation is possible.

samedi 16 juin 2018

Special offer on Sacra Liturgia New York and London Proceedings


A special offer from Bloomsbury Publishing which includes the two most recent volumes of Sacra Liturgia conference proceedings (New York 2015 & London 2016):
To get 35% off The T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy, Liturgy in the Twenty-First Century, Authentic Liturgical Renewal in Contemporary Perspective and Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described, enter the code LITURGY35 at the checkout on www.bloomsbury.com
This offer is valid globally, and includes print and eBooks. It expires 30th September 2018.



mercredi 13 juin 2018

Announcement

La Garde-Freinet, 13 June 2018

His Eminence, Cardinal Sarah, has communicated to me that, with very much regret, he must postpone his visit to the Monastery previously scheduled for the end of July until a later date due to unforeseen personal reasons which require his presence elsewhere.

Unfortunately this means that he will not be able to participate in the Fifth International Sacra Liturgia Summer School to be hosted by the Monastery from 27 July–8 August.

His Excellency, Mgr Dominique Rey, Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, has kindly agreed to celebrate a votive Pontifical Mass at the Throne of Saint Mary Magdalene in the usus antiquior for the Summer School during its pilgrimage to the Royal Basilica of St Mary Magdalene in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 1st.

Whilst regretting that His Eminence will not be with us in July, we look forward to his future visit and are profoundly grateful to Mgr Rey for so readily agreeing to celebrate pontifical Mass for the Sacra Liturgia Summer School.

Dom Alcuin Reid.
International Coordinator, Sacra Liturgia

lundi 26 février 2018

Fifth International

Sacra Liturgia Summer School

La Garde-Freinet

(Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

83680, France

27 July - 8 August 2018

An English-language liturgical summer school following on from the international Sacra Liturgia conferences in Rome, New York, London and Milan and the 2014-2017 summer schools organised by the Monastère Saint-Benoît of the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France.

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
celebrates Pontifical Mass at the Throne:
Feast of the Assumption, Summer School 2017
Designed for families, individuals and groups of clergy and laity who wish to holiday in Provence in the South of France whilst having the opportunity to be formed in the Sacred Liturgy and to participate in liturgical celebrations according to the usus antiquior of the Roman rite.

The programme includes pilgrimages to and the celebration of solemn Mass in the Royal Basilica housing the relics of St Mary Magdalen at St Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume where Bishop Dominique Rey, Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, will celebrate pontifical Mass at the throne (in the usus antiquior) for the Summer School on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 1st, and a pilgrimage to the chapel housing the relics of St Roseline of Villeneuve (†1329) - details below. A visit to the ancient Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet is also possible.


Solemn Mass in the Royal Basilica of St Mary Magdalene,
St-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, Summer School 2017
The summer school includes practical formation in Gregorian chant (for beginners and for those more advanced), and in the ceremonies of the usus antiquior for priests and seminarians wishing to learn how to celebrate Low Mass, how to serve as deacon and subdeacon, and for seminarians and servers who wish to learn more about the rites and how to serve as a Master of Ceremonies. 

The daily schedule gives over the mornings to practical training (approximately 14 hours of tuition in total), with presentations and discussions taking place in the evenings after vespers. Afternoons are free for relaxation and exploring the region.

A village scene during the 2017 Summer School
The mountain village of La Garde-Freinet, situated in a wine growing region some 20 km from Saint-Tropez and approximately 15 km from the Mediterranean sea, is an ideal holiday location with mountain walks, a Provencal market, shops and restaurants. English is widely spoken in the village. Participants will arrange their own accommodation, meals and transport. For further information on the village, including local accommodation available for rent, see here. The secretariat may be able to help individuals in finding accommodation in the village if necessary.

The nearest airports are Toulon/Hyeres, Nice and Marseille from which one can hire a car to use in getting to and from the village, for use whilst there, and for the pilgrimages. The nearest railway station is Les Arcs/Draguinan from which in August there are buses to La Garde-Freinet. French railway information can be found here and bus timetables here.

Practical training options:

Low Mass practice (for clergy and seminarians)
-   Textbook: J.B. O’Connell, The Celebration of Mass; a Study of the Rubrics of the Roman Missal.. (1964; reprinted by Preserving Christian Publications)

The Sacred Ministers at Solemn Mass including chants (for clergy and seminarians)
-      Textbook: Fortescue, O’Connell, Reid, The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described, 15th ed., Burns & Oates 2009.

Sung Mass (missa cantata) including chants (for clergy and seminarians)
-     Textbook: Fortescue, O’Connell, Reid, The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described, 15th ed., Burns & Oates 2009

Serving low, sung and solemn Mass (men and boys)
-     No textbook is required, but those who wish may bring: Fortescue, O’Connell, Reid, The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described, 15th ed., Burns & Oates 2009

The chant of the Mass and Office (any participants - beginners, intermediate & advanced)
-     Tutors will be in touch regarding materials to bring. Most music will be provided.

A "masterclass" for Masters of Ceremonies (experienced servers, seminarians and clergy)
- Participants in this masterclass should have access to at least the ceremonial books mentioned above.

Registration is possible for the whole Summer School
or for individual days.

Registrants are responsible for their own accommodation, transport and meals. Where possible the secretariat will try to help individuals, particularly students and seminarians, who need to share accommodation or transport. 

In addition to the daily schedule below, the programme includes the following:

Wednesday, 1st August, 16h00: Pontifical Mass in the Royal Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalen, St Maximin la Sainte-Baume, followed by veneration of the relics and vespers. A private visit to the sanctuary of St Mary Magdalene in the mountains of La Sainte-Baume is possible beforehand.

Solemn Requiem Mass on Thursday, August 2nd at 09h00.

Incensing the incorrupt remains of Saint Rosaline of Villeneuve
during the pilgrimage to her chapel in 2017.
Saturday, 4st August, 11h30: Solemn Mass in the Chapel of Saint Rosaline of Villeneuve, Les Arcs, preceded by Terce and followed by the veneration of the relics.  A private visit to the historic Abbey of Le Thoronet is possible in the afternoon.

Sacra Liturgia is profoundly grateful to the Very Reverend and Reverend Curé’s of St Maximin la Sainte-Baume and Les Arcs for their kind welcome.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Summer School participants.
Normal Daily Schedule

[Although it does not form part of the summer school programme,
participants may participate in the Monastic Office of Matins 

at 04h00 if they wish.]

Lauds: 06h00 (followed by private Masses)
Prime: 07h30
Confessions: 08h30
Terce: 08h45
Sung Mass: 09h00
Practical training: Chant/Ceremonies: 10h15
Break: 11h15
Practical training: Chant/Ceremonies: 11h30
Sext: 12h45
None: 14h00

Vespers: 18h00
Aperitif & social time/Evening discussion: 18h30
Compline: 19h30 

mercredi 31 janvier 2018

Sacra Liturgia Forthcoming Events

We are pleased to announce the following forthcoming Sacra Liturgia events.

Sacra Liturgia Fifth International Summer School,  Monastère Saint-Benoît, La Garde-Freinet, Provence, France, 27 July - 8 August 2018

Practical training in Gregorian chant and liturgical ceremonies for laity, clergy, religious and seminarians in the Provencal village of La Garde-Freinet. The programme includes the daily singing of both the Mass according to the 'usus antiquior' and the full Monastic Office, as well as pilgrimages to local shrines.  Further details and registration details will be published here and on Sacra Liturgia social media in February.

His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, addresses the 2017 Summer School

Sacra Liturgia Toronto, 17 - 20 June 2019

The fifth Sacra Liturgia international academic conference will be held in Toronto, Canada, in June 2019, with the blessing of His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. The conference will be English language and will feature the participation of their Eminences Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Bishop Peter Elliott and leading liturgical scholars. Further details will be announced here and on Sacra Liturgia social media throughout 2018.

samedi 15 juillet 2017

Text of the Opening Address of His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah, to Sacra Liturgia Milan, on 6 July 2017


It is our privilege to publish the official English/ French/Italian text of the Opening Address of His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah, to Sacra Liturgia Milan, on 6 July 2017. The PDF file may be accessed here.

Whilst respecting the possibility of unofficial translations of small excerpts of the text for the purpose of reporting, the translation and/or publication of the whole text 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 2017, with the participation of His Eminence,
 Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. Further details here.)