Sunday, March 06, 2022

Live Lecture Tomorrow on “Dominican Mass Books and the Liturgical Piety of St Thomas Aquinas”

Father Innocent Smith OP, a specialist in the early chant and liturgy of his order, will be giving a lecture on “Dominican Mass Books and the Liturgical Piety of St Thomas Aquinas”, tomorrow, the traditional feast day of St Thomas. The talk is at 7:30 pm Dublin Time (GMT), 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, and open to all via Zoom; the link can be found at the following website:

“According to Thomas Aquinas, ‘Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses.’ In light of this axiom, understanding the liturgical experience of Thomas Aquinas requires us to consider the material and sensible context of his sacramental life, including the books which he used to celebrate the Eucharistic liturgy. In this lecture, I will describe the various types of liturgical books used by Dominican friars at different stages of Thomas Aquinas’ life, showing how extant manuscript sources can shed light on the liturgical piety of the Angelic Doctor.”

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