Thursday, May 25, 2006

Upcoming Liturgical Institute conferences

The Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary have some interesting conferences upcoming:

Sacred Music Retreat
June 25 to June 30, 2006
A preached retreat for musicians led by Fr. Jordan Kelly, OP, organist and experienced retreat master. Time for prayer and reflection will be balanced with instruction in Gregorian chant, choral singing, and organ. Enrollment limited. Click here for a registration form.

Pride of Place: Gregorian Chant in the Liturgy
September 17-19, 2006
Led by Dr. Edward Schaefer, Professor of Music at Gonzaga University, the conference will offer discussion of the place of chant in the liturgy, as well as instruction in parallel tracks for both beginners and advanced singers.

Heaven on Earth: Building or Renovating Your Catholic Church
October 25-27, 2006
A theological and practical conference on how to envision the church building as a sacrament of heaven. Includes sessions on thinking of architecture sacramentally, choosing a good traditional architect, finding craftspeople, acoustics and music, the nature of the image, fundraising, and a beginning-to-end walkthrough of a church project.

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