Monastic Worship Forum
July 17-21, 2017
"Celebrating the Liturgical Year"
The conference will focus on the topics of the Liturgical Year, Composition, and Ritual. Fr. J. Michael Joncas will be our main presenter. He will share with us some insights on the ways music and liturgy form us theologically, on liturgical history and ritual, and on the liturgical year. In the afternoons, in addition to having time to share music with one another, we will have sharing sessions on the various seasons of the Liturgical Year. So, start setting aside some resources and music that you have and would like to share. Resources could include rituals that you use in your monastery as well as insights on preparing the liturgical environment. We also plan to have a breakout session that will focus on other aspects of monastic liturgy, particularly Benedictine feasts, funerals, and initiation rituals.
Photos from past conferences
2015 Conference (coming soon)