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Sacra Liturgia Summer School 5-20 July 2014

La Garde-Freinet 
(Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
83680 France

two week (three Sunday) English-language liturgical summer school following on from the international conference Sacra Liturgia 2013, organised by the Monastère Saint-Benoît of the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France, in association with the Ad Fontes Institute of Lithuania, 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 participate in liturgical celebrations according to the usus antiquior, including Solemn Pontifical Mass celebrated by Mgr Dominique Rey, the Bishop of of Fréjus-Toulon, and in pilgrimages and visits to historic sites including the Royal Basilica and relics of St Mary Magdalen at St Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, the chapel and relics of St Roseline of Villeneuve (†1329), and the ancient Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet, as well as in practical and academic liturgical formation. Training in Gregorian chant will be available for participants (including beginners) by tutors led by Adrija Čepaitė, the conductor of the womens' vocal ensemble Graces and Voices.

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 and meals and transport. For further information on the village, including local accommodation available for rent, see here

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 July there are four buses per day to La Garde-Freinet. French railway information can be found here and bus timetables  here.

Academic Lectures:

The Liturgy of Today and of Tomorrow: Cooperating with Grace and Discerning the Divine Will - Archbishop Thomas E. Gullickson, Apostolic Nuncio to the Ukraine (2 parts):

Part One: Indefectibility as Process in the Church - the application of SC to date and the re-emergence of the usus antiquior should give us pause to reflect upon God's providential care for His Church - 7 July

Part Two: “Attamen Liturgia est culmen ad quod actio Ecclesiae tendit et simul fons unde omnis eius virtus emanat.” SC 10. (Nevertheless the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the font from which all her power flows.) - Choosing vs. being led and our obligations to the liturgical patrimony - 8 July

Participation in the Liturgy - Father Gabriel Diaz Patri - 9th July

Synchronic Continuity in the Liturgy: Eastern and Western - Father Gabriel Diaz Patri - 10th July

After Sacrosanctum Concilium: Continuity or Rupture? - Dom Alcuin Reid - 14th July

Cassandra's Curse: Louis Bouyer, the Liturgical Movement and the Pauline Reform of the Mass - Dr John Pepino - 18th July

The Usus Antiquior: Its History and Importance in the Church after the Second Vatican Council (2 lectures) - Dom Alcuin Reid - 16th & 19th July

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.

Reading course in the 20th century liturgical movement (any participants)
             Basic texts:
-          Lambert Beauduin OSB, Liturgy: The Life of the Church, 1st & 2nd eds., Liturgical Press, Collegeville, 1926 & 1929; 3rd ed., St Michael’s Abbey Press, Farnborough 2002.
-          Romano Guardini, The Spirit of the Liturgy (Milestones in Catholic Theology).
Other texts can be added according to the interests of participants.

Registration fees and options for practical training are available on the registration form. 

For the registration form please click here.

Registrants are responsible for their own accommodation, transport and meals. Where possible the secretariat will try to help individuals who need to share accommodation or transport.
Day registration is possible - please contact us if you require this or have other questions.

Daily Schedule
This schedule will change on days of pilgrimage and on July 11th & 18th.
All liturgical celebrations will take place in the parish church and are open to the public.
The lectures, training and evening presentations are open to registered participants.

The High Altar
Lauds: 06h00 (followed by private Masses)
Prime: 07h30
Confessions: 08h30 -
Terce: 08h45
Sung Mass: 09h00
Academic lecture: 10h15
Break: 11h15
Practical training: Chant/Ceremonies: 11h30
Sext: 12h45
None: 14h00
Reading course discussion: 17h00-17h30
Vespers: 18h00
Evening presentation and panel discussion & aperitif: 18h30-20h00
Compline 20h00

Latin-English texts of the Divine Office, including the musical notation, 
will be supplied for registered participants.

Summer School Programme

Sat 5 July: Registration from 15h30 (registration is possible on other days, as people arrive) 
Solemn Vespers 18h00 followed by aperitif

Sun 6 July: Normal schedule (without lecture or training sessions) 
Including Solemn Mass 09h00 & Solemn Pontifical Vespers & Benediction 18h00 (Celebrant: Archbishop Thomas Gullickson) followed by aperitif.

Mon 7 July: Normal schedule

Tue 8 July: Normal schedule

Wed 9 July: Normal Horarium (09h00 Solemn requiem Mass)

Thu 10 July: Normal schedule

Fri 11 July: No lecture or training sessions 
(preparation for solemn Mass) 
Solemn Mass of St Benedict 11.00am

The chapel of Notre-Dame de Miremer (near La Garde-Freinet)
photo © Lainie Wrightson
Sat 12 July: No lecture or training sessions. 
Solemn Mass 11.00am – Chapelle N.D. de Miremer followed by a picnic.

Sun 13 July: Normal schedule (without lecture or training sessions) including Solemn Mass 09h00 & Solemn Vespers & Benediction 18h00 followed by aperitif

Mon 14 July: Normal schedule

The choir altar at St Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume where we shall celebrate Solemn Mass

Tue 15 July: No lecture or training sessions. 
Solemn Mass 11h00 – Basilica of St Mary Magdalen, St Maximin 
Afternoon visit to the cave of St Mary Magdalene at La Sainte-Baume

Wed 16 July: Normal schedule

Thu 17 July:  Schedule as normal up to and including 09h00 sung Mass
No lecture or training sessions
Visit to the Abbey of Le Thoronet & Pilgrimage to St Roseline of Villeneuve (†1329).

The incorrupt body of St Roseline

Fri 18 July: No 09h00 Mass
Lecture & training sessions as normal

Solemn Pontifical Mass 18h00 (Votive Mass of the Holy Cross)
Celebrated by Mgr Dominique Rey, Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon.

Bishop Dominique Rey
Sat 19 July: Normal schedule

Sun 20 July: Normal schedule (without lecture or training sessions) 
Including Solemn Mass 09h00 & Solemn Vespers & Benediction 18h00 followed by aperitif.