Liturgy – an encounter with beauty

Jun 20, 2013

For the last couple of weeks I have been studying at the Liturgical Institute of Mundelein University, Chicago. I will be here for a few more weeks. 

It is a privilege to have this opportunity to study in an environment that is focussed on the Liturgy of the Church as the privileged place of encounter with Christ. 

Every day we pray together as a community for Mass, and Morning and Evening Prayer. For the rest of the time we learn together, studying all aspects of the Liturgy. The beauty of the Liturgy is evident when people who have a love for the liturgy come together to grow in their knowledge of the liturgy, and to celebrated the liturgy.

A couple of years ago, Adam Bartlett, a student here at the Institute, took a few enthusiastic people, for just a couple of hours practice, and prepared William Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus.  While most NZ parishes have the singers who are capable of this, and musicians who with a bit of guidance would be able to lead a schola, we have not yet developed (at parish level) an appetite for such beauty.


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  1. Wow, so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing! Can you make it to Colorado on this trip?

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