10 years

July 8, 2010

Today (Wednesday) was a day of celebration for the Liturgical Institute. Ten years ago (July 2000) the Institute was founded by Cardinal George of Chicago as a place of good liturgical formation.Instead of our regular classes today, the day…

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meet another of my teachers

July 6, 2010

This week we have begun the second session of studies. You have already ‘met’ one of my teachers, Dr. Denis McNamara who is teaching Church Art & Architecture. The second class of the session is taught by Monsignor James Moroney.…

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second semester

July 5, 2010

The 4th July weekend was a great break from study. A few of us stayed in Chicago city for the two nights enjoying the atmosphere of the city with a good opportunity for long sleep and slow meals. There hasn…

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July 4th

July 2, 2010

It is a significant weekend here in the US with celebrations of the anniversary of Independence Day. Already the campus and the town is turning red white and blue with stars and stripes.For us at the Liturgical Institute the…

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a new month

July 2, 2010

A lot has happened for me this month. The same will be true for you. We are not the same people as we were just four weeks ago. Today has the added significance of being the half-way point of…

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more exams

June 30, 2010

This morning I am not sure if it is study or prayer I need. I have an exam this afternoon and another on Friday. There is still some reading I have to do for the exam and some key points…

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GPS and God

June 30, 2010

I’m not sure if I have mentioned it here before, but when I was in Italy last month, with a friend, I rented a car. We picked it up from Termini (train station) in Rome. Our plan was, over…

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meet one of my teachers

June 29, 2010

I thought you might be interested in meeting one of my teachers here. Dr. Denis McNamara is a lay man who has written and lectured widely on the history and theology of ecclesiastical architecture, and had served on the Art…

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the weekend again

June 26, 2010

It is the end of the second week of the six week programme. The time is passing quickly. Tomorrow it is my turn to celebrate Mass for the community: I will offer this Mass for the parishes of St Therese…

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Liturgy – an Archbishop’s challenge

June 25, 2010

This year the Liturgical Institute celebrates its tenth anniversary. There are several events planned through the year. Next Thursday the day is given to a presentation of the Institutions catechesis for the introduction of the Revised Missal and Revised Order…

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friendship, in Prayer with the Church

June 23, 2010

The first thing our Liturgical Institute community does together every day is pray. At 8.30 every morning we gather in the chapel for Morning Prayer of the Church. This prayer is known to many of you as the Office…

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Comments 2

June 23, 2010

A few of you noted after yesterday’s blog that I had inadvertently removed the comments button. It is back now. AND when you use this ‘post a comment’ tag, your comment will not appear on the blog for all…

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Comments

June 22, 2010

Thank you to all who have been keeping me in the loop by sending emails and by posting comments on this blog. Someone commented that they find it too intimidating to post a comment here since it is open to…

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The heart of the matter

June 21, 2010

It is Sunday. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I am especially aware on Sunday’s of people gathering for Mass at Our Lady of Victories. Every Sunday I offer Mass for the people of OLV…

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a distraction!

June 20, 2010

In these days I have been spending a fair bit of time at the computer writing essays or taking notes from the reading.Every now and then I look for a distraction and I found a great one today. Someone…

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