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samedi 17 juin 2017

Sacra Liturgia Milan: Concluding Remarks

We have reached the end of our four days of Sacra Liturgia Milan. I congratulate you on your perseverance!

In these days we have been blessed to be able to celebrate the Sacred Liturgy according to the great and rich tradition of the Ambrosian rite. We have been privileged by the presence of holy men and to learn from great scholars. We have made new friends and have shared our concerns and our hopes for the liturgical renewal that the Church of our day so desperately needs.

My brothers and sisters, the graces given to us in these days have been given to us by the Providence of Almighty God for a definite reason. Perhaps we do not ourselves yet know how God wishes us to use all that he has given us. But he has brought us together here for His purposes, which, if we remain faithful to Him, He will reveal to us through our lives and ministry, each of us according to our different vocations.

Perhaps there is one thing that each of us can do: that is, to accept and repeat the call of His Eminence, Cardinal Sarah, to reflect deeply on the value of receiving the Blessed Eucharist in Holy Communion kneeling and on the tongue—in our catechesis of children, in our formation of young people and of seminarians and religious, and in our own personal practice. ....

We have held Sacra Liturgia Conferences in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. At this time there is no definite plan for a Sacra Liturgia Conference in 2018, but some proposals are being examined for future years. We welcome proposals from people, especially from bishops and people who wish to wish to do a lot of hard work in organising a conference .

This afternoon our conference will conclude at the Metropolitan cathedral with solemn vespers, exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and with the singing of the Te Deum. I must leave earlier for an engagement in Toulon and I ask you to excuse my absence: Dom Alcuin will represent me there.

There is much for which to give thanks and praise at vespers this evening. Sometimes the liturgical apostolate is hard: there are many challenges. But as you sing the Te Deum be thankful for all that we have been given in these days. And after the Te Deum, at the altar of Blessed Ildefonso Schuster, where this conference will conclude, beg his intercession. Ask this holy monk, archbishop and cardinal to obtain for us the graces necessary to be zealous and faithful apostles of the Sacred Liturgy.

I thank you for your presence at Sacra Liturgia Milan.

May God bless you all.

+Dominique Rey
Bishop of Frejus-Toulon

vendredi 16 juin 2017

Photographs from Sacra Liturgia Milan

Photograph albums from Sacra Liturgia Milan may be found through the links below. Photographs of greetings following addresses or during coffee breaks are included in the album of photos of the preceding address.

Permission is granted for their use on condition of the acknowledgement that photographs are copyright © Sacra Liturgia.

June 6: Sung Mass in the Ambrosian rite (usus antiquior) in the presence of H.E. Robert Cardinal Sarah, church of S. Maria della Consolazione: 

June 6: Opening Vespers in the Ambrosian Rite (usus antiquior) in the presence of H.E. Robert Cardinal Sarah, Baslica of St Ambrose:

June 6: Message of H.E. Angelo Cardinal Scola, Opening remarks by Bishop Dominique Rey and Innaugural Address by H.E. Robert Cardinal Sarah: 

June 7: Address by Fr. Michael Lang: 

June 7: Address by Dom Alcuin Reid: 

June 7: Address by Prof. Jennifer Donelson:

June 7: Addresses by Prof Cesare Alzati & Msgr Ennio Apeciti:

June 7: Missa Solemnis in the Ambrosian rite (usus antiquior) in the presence of H.E. Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, church of S. Alessandro in Zebedia:

June 8: Address by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke: 

June 8: Addresses by Msgrs Marco Navoni, Claudio Magnoli and Fr. Vincenzo Nuara OP

June 8: Cultural visits to the Metroplolitan Cathedral and the Biblioteca Ambrosiana:

June 8: Votive Pontifical Mass of St Ambrose in Ambrosian rite (usus recentior):

June 9: Missa cantata in the Roman rite (usus antiquior) Chapel S. Francesco, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart 

June 9: Addresses of Abbot Christopher Zielinski and Msgr Timothy Verdon. Closing remarks: 

June 9: Closing Vespers in the Ambrosian rite (usus recentior) Te Deum & statio at the altar of Bl. Ildefonso Schuster, Metropolitan Cathedral (Duomo):

Videos of the liturgical celebrations may be accesses through this post: 

jeudi 1 juin 2017

Liturgical Celebrations at Sacra Liturgia Milan - celebrazioni liturgiche al Convegno "Sacra Liturgia - Milano"

We are pleased to announce further details of the liturgical celebrations at Sacra Liturgia Milan and of two other liturgies to which conference delegates have been invited.
Siamo lieti di annunciare ulteriori dettagli sulle celebrazioni liturgiche al Convegno "Sacra Liturgia - Milano" e due ulteriori funzioni alle quali i delegati sono stati invitati.
The Church of S. Alessandro in Zebedia
On Tuesday, June 6th, the traditional Ambrosian rite community in Milan will host the conference delegates at 11.30 at the Church of Santa Maria della Consolazione (Largo Cairoli, Metro 1: Cairoli) for a Mass in the Ambrosian rite (usus antiquior), of the Tuesday of Octave of Pentecost. Bishop Dominique Rey, Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon (France) and President of Sacra Liturgia, His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and Archbishop Alberto Sanguinetti Montero, Archbishop of Canelones (Uruguay), will present at the Mass.
Martedì 6 Giugno il Gruppo Stabile di Milano sarà lieto di accogliere alle ore 11,30 i delegati del Convegno presso la chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione (Largo Cairoli, 1 MM Cairoli) per la Messa in rito ambrosiano (usus antiquior) del martedì nell'ottava di Pentecoste. Alla Messa presenzieranno S. E. Mons. Dominique Rey, Vescovo di Fréjus-Toulon (Francia) e Presidente di Sacra Liturgia, S. il Card. Robert Sarah, Prefetto della Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti e S.E. Mons. Alberto Sanguinetti Montero, Arcivescovo di Canelones (Uruguay).
On the same day, His Eminence will assist pontifically at the Solemn Vespers for the opening of the conference in the Ambrosian rite (usus antiquior) at 4:00 pm in the Basilica of Saint Ambrose, celebrated by Msgr. Claudio Magnoli, Canon of the Metropolitan Cathedral and consultant to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Lo stesso giorno, S. assisterà pontificalmente ai Vesperi Solenni di apertura del Convegno in rito ambrosiano (usus antiquior) celebrati alle ore 16,00 nella Perinsigne Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio da Mons. Claudio Magnoli, Canonico della Cattedrale Metropolitana e consultore della Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti.
On Wednesday, June 7, at 6:30 pm at the Church of S. Alessandro in Zebedia, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke will assist pontifically at the Solemn Mass in the Ambrosian rite (usus antiquior) celebrated by Msgr Luigi Manganini, Archpriest Emeritus of the Metropolitan Chapter. Cardinal Sarah will also be present at the Mass.
Mercoledì 7 Giugno, alle ore 18,30 presso la chiesa di S. Alessandro in Zebedia, S. il Card. Raymond Leo Burke assisterà pontificalmente alla Messa Solenne in rito ambrosiano (usus antiquior) celebrata da Mons. Luigi Manganini, Arciperte Emerito del Capitolo Metropolitano. Alla funzione sarà presente anche S. il Card. Sarah.
On Thursday June 8 at 7:30 pm at the Basilica of St. Ambrose, Bishop Erminio De Scalzi, Abbot and Parish Priest, will celebrate a pontifical votive Mass of the Saints, whose relics are preserved in the Ambrosian Basilica (usus recentior).
Giovedì 8 Giugno alle ore 19,30 presso la Perinsigne Basilica di S.Ambrogio, S. Mons. Erminio De Scalzi, Abate Parroco, celebrerà la S. Messa Pontificale Votiva dei Santi le cui reliquie si conservano nella Basilica in rito ambrosiano (usus recentior).
On Friday, June 9 at 8 am, conference delegates are invited by a group of students to the Holy Mass in the Roman rite (usus antiquior) celebrated at the Chapel of St. Francis of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.
Venerdì 9 Giugno alle ore 8,00 i delegati sono invitati dal gruppo di studenti organizzatori della Messa Tradizionale in Università Cattolica alla S. Messa nella forma extraordinaria del Rito Romano celebrata presso la Cappella San Francesco dell'Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
The convention will close with Solemn Vespers in the Ambrosian rite (usus recentior), Te Deum, Benediction and a statio at the altar of Blessed Ildefonso Schuster, celebrated at the Metropolitan Cathedral at 4 pm by Msgr Gianantonio Borgonovo, Archpriest of the Metropolitan Chapter.
Il convegno si chiuderà alle ore 16,00 con i Vespri Solenni in rito ambrosiano (usus recentior), Te Deum, Benedizione e statio all’altare del Beato Ildefonso Schuster, celebrati presso la Cattedrale Metropolitana da Mons. Gianantonio Borgonovo, Arciprete del Capitolo Metropolitano.
Amongst the prelates present at the conference liturgies will be Bishop. Dominique Rey, bishop Fréjus-Toulon (Francia) e Archbishop Maria Sanguinetti Montero, Bishop of Canelones (Uruguay).
Fra i prelati presenti alle liturgie del Convegno vi saranno S. Mons. Dominique Rey, Vescovo di Fréjus-Toulon (Francia) e S. Mons. Alberto Francesco Maria Sanguinetti Montero, Vescovo di Canelones (Uruguay).
The liturgical celebrations are open to the public, however only registered conference delegates can be guaranteed a copy of the booklets prepared for the conference liturgies.
Le celebrazioni liturgiche sono aperte al pubblico, tuttavia solo i delegati registrati potranno garantirsi una copia del libretto preparato per le liturgie del Convegno.
For further information and registration see:
Per ulteriori informazioni e iscrizioni: