Cork, Ireland – 12-13 July: Fota II International Liturgy Conference

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St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy

Fota II International Liturgy Conference

Benedict XVI on Church Art and Architecture

Sheraton Hotel, Fota, Co. Cork, Ireland

St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy will host the second international liturgy conference at the Sheraton Hotel, Fota, Co. Cork on 12-13 July 2009.  The conference is entitled Benedict XVI on Sacred Art and Architecture.  It will explore the theological, philosophical and historical background of the principles of Christian art and architecture as presented in the writings of Joseph Ratzinger –especially in his Introduction to the Spirit of the Liturgy and his Feast of Faith.  The international conference will also be addressed by architects Prof. Duncan Stroik of Notre Dame University and Mr. Ethan Anthony of the prestigious Boston firm of architects Cram Ferguson.  Both will explore the application of Joseph Ratzinger’s writings on church art and architecture in the context of building and decorating beautiful churches in the post  Vatican II context.

The key note address will be made by His Eminence Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney.  He will present a comprehensive overview of the Pope Benedict’s writings on beauty in the context of the liturgy and Christian worship while emphasizing that beauty must necessarily be part of the liturgy is something of the glory of God is to be transmitted to man.

Registration for the Conference is now open and may be made on line at , by e-mailing St. Colman’s Society at or by contacting the Secretary at [00353] 021 4813445.

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  1. ssoldie says:

    Back in 2004 I heard of a book by Michael S. Rose ” In Tiers of Glory” and had to have it,that is where I first came to learn about Prof Duncan G Stroik and his beautiful church architecture.

  2. Ted says:

    Great Conference.

    Congratulations to all involved.

  3. clumsy thurifer says:

    This looks really interesting. Alot of the people involved are those that organised the High Mass in Cobh Cathedral last month. Readers in Ireland may also be interested in the upcomming Corpus Christi Procession in Limerick City that hopefully should be quite special.

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