Thursday, April 14, 2011

Liturgical Society Established at Boston College

The NLM was recently contacted by some members of Boston College who let us know that they have established Una Voce at Boston College. From their recently established website:

Una Voce BC was founded by students for the purpose of fostering the use of Latin in Liturgy here at Boston College. We encourage the reverent celebration of both the Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. We also encourage and promote Sacred Art and Sacred Music on campus. With the support of Campus Ministry, and the support of several Jesuits at BC, it is our hope to develop a greater appreciation for the traditions of the Catholic Church in the Boston College community.

As a point of note, what I particularly like in their mission statement is that they are focused on the reverent celebration of both forms of the Roman liturgy, and are further interested in the promotion (and thus one might also say the revival) of sacred art and sacred music.

This sort of fuller vision which involves the liturgy in both forms and the liturgical arts is very much needed today, very "Benedictine" and, I believe, a manifestation of Benedict's new liturgical movement.

We wish them all the best and hope to hear more from them in the future. May we encourage those of you in the area to lend them your support and interest, and may we also encourage other, similar university groups to be established, operating with a similar vision.

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