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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.

mercredi 4 mai 2016

Registration Update for Sacra Liturgia UK 2016, London, 5-8 July

With only two months to go before Sacra Liturgia UK opens on July 5th we are happy to report that thus far registered participants will be coming to London from over fifteen different countries throughout the world to meet each other and to study and discuss questions of liturgical formation and celebration in the life and mission of the Church today.

Full and part-time registrations remain open, though we advise delegates intending to register for full-time places to do so as soon as possible so as to avoid missing out on some sessions for which there is much interest. Both full and part-time registrations will close when the auditorium capacity is reached.

We are still looking for benefactors to sponsor places for seminarians and religious who wish to attend. Please contact us through the conference website if you are able to help. Thank you to all who have contributed already.

To register or contact us please go to