Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sacred Architecture Conference Coming to The Liturgical Institute

I just wanted to pass on this information about what looks like an excellent conference coming up on September 26th, 2014, with our friends south of the border at the Liturgical Institute at Mundelein Seminary.

September 26th, 2014: Decoding the Christian Temple: Church Architecture and Its Place in Christian Worship


Join the Liturgical Institute to learn how the Church’s ritual books provide the foundational theology for liturgical art and architecture.

Perfect for pastors, architects, artists, building committees, RCIA leaders, Bible study groups, educators and all who love the Church’s artistic tradition


Mr. Christopher Carstens is currently the Director of the Office of Sacred Worship for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin and co-author of Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Dallas and an MA from The Liturgical Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute and a frequent presenter in conferences and parish education.

Fr. Douglas Martis, STD, is director of the Liturgical Institute and Chair of the Worship Department at Mundelein Seminary. He holds a doctorate in sacramental theology from the Institut Catholique in Paris, and is a frequent speaker in parishes and academic settings. He is the co-author of the book Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Christ in the Words of the Mass and editor of The Mundelein Psalter.

Dr. Denis McNamara is a scholar specializing in the intersection of sacramental and biblical theology with new church design. He is the author of three books on Catholic church architecture, including Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy, and a faculty member at The Liturgical Institute.

They are doing wonderful things at the Liturgical Institute and I would strongly urge anyone interested in the wonderful tradition of Sacred Art to consider attending, or even consider making a donation to the Institute whether you can go or not.

Click here for more complete information on the conference and the Institute.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like an awesome event that is not too far away either! Thanks for sharing this!

    God Bless, John Bender-


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