Sunday, October 30, 2005

CIEL UK Press Release



ISSUED BY: CIEL UK (Centre International d’Etudes Liturgiques - The
International Centre for Liturgical Studies)


London, 29 October 2005 - His Eminence Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos
has accepted an invitation to attend the 11th CIEL Colloquium to be held in
Merton College, Oxford, England, on 13th - 16th September 2006.

As well as attending the Colloquium, the Cardinal - who is head of the
Holy See’s Congregation for the Clergy - has consented to be celebrant of
the closing Mass to be held in the 13th century chapel of Merton College on
Saturday 16th September 2006.

Lieutenant Commander Neville McNally, Chairman of CIEL UK, said: “We
are greatly honoured that His Eminence has agreed to attend the Colloquium,
which is being held for the first time in England.”
“His presence will enormously enhance the dignity of the proceedings
and offer great encouragement to the speakers and participants,” he added.

The title of the 11th Colloquium is: “The Genius of the Roman Liturgy:
Historical Diversity and Spiritual Reach”. The conference will explore
the diversity of the forms of the Roman Rite from its appearance as a
specifically Latin Rite in the fourth century up to the Second Vatican

The papers will be presented within the framework of the liturgical
day, with a solemn sung Mass at noon in the Rite of 1962 (Tridentine Mass)
and the offices of Vespers and Compline.

The Colloquium is open to clerics, religious and lay men and women who
have an interest in liturgy. No specialist knowledge or involvement is
needed and delegates may participate at various levels.

CIEL UK has the support and blessing of His Eminence Cormac Cardinal
Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and of His Grace the
Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols.

Those interested in learning more about the Colloquium should visit:

or write to:

CIEL 2006
22, Lonsdale Square
London N1 1EN

Note to Editors

CIEL was formed in Paris in 1994 by a group of young lay Catholics. It
has the object of facilitating appreciation of the traditional Roman
Liturgy by studying it from its sources and making the research available to a
wide audience. The intention behind this detailed study is to foster a
greater love for, and a more worthy understanding of, the Holy Mass, in
particular the Western rite known as the Tridentine Mass or the Mass of St Pius V.

CIEL UK was founded in 1996. In addition to organising the 11th
Colloquium, CIEL UK arranges for English translations of the colloquia to be
published each year and organises an annual Mass and one-day conference in

The chairman of CIEL UK is Lieutenant Commander Neville McNally. He can
be contacted by email on:

The chairman of the CIEL 2006 Organising Committee for the 11th
Colloquium in Oxford is Mr Anthony Delarue. All questions regarding this event
should be initially addressed to him. His telephone number is: 020 7700 0241.
His email address is:

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