25 March 2022

Research on the opening prayers of Mass and on arranging a church was featured in the presentation of two volumes at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo on 23 March 2022. More information regarding the presentation, including text transcripts, is available on the web site of the Liturgy Institute London.

Dr. Gerard Moore presented the second edition of his study on the “collects”, or opening prayers of the Mass, titled: Vatican II and the Collects of Ordinary Time. He is the principal of the Australian Institute of Theological Education. More information about him and the book description is available on the Liturgy Institute London web site.

Fr. Daniel McCarthy, OSB, presented principles for arranging a church for the celebration of liturgy, titled Word and Spirit: On the double role of presiding in the assembly and directing the prayer. He is lecturer at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy at Sant’Anselmo. More information about him and the book description is available on the Liturgy Institute London web site.

Archbishop Arthur Roche spoke of the importance of both studies and personally addressed those present. He is the prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Archbishop George Stack also spoke online from his diocese of Cardiff in Wales.

Abbess Andrea Savage of Stanbrook Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, spoke about the arrangement of their new Abbey Church designed using the principles given in the book Word and Spirit

Abbot Cuthbert Brogan of St Michael’s Abbey in Farnborough, Hampshire, England, published the two volumes and spoke about the history of the academic contributions of Farnborough Abbey.

The event was moderated by the president of the Athenaeum’s Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Prof. Jordi-A. Piqué i Collado OSB.

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Descriptions and purchasing information for the two volumes

Gerard Moore: Vatican II and the Collects of Ordinary Time
Book description: Liturgy Institute
In the UK: Purchase from The Abbey Shop
In the USA: Purchase from CUA Press.
In Rome: Purchase from Paoline Multimedia, Via del Mascherino, 94
Also available from your local Amazon web site.

Daniel McCarthy: Word and Spirit
Book description: Liturgy Institute
In the UK: Purchase from The Abbey Shop
In the USA: Purchase from CUA Press
In Rome: Purchase from Paoline Multimedia, Via del Mascherino, 94
Also available from your local Amazon web site.

More information regarding the presentation, including text transcripts, is available at the Liturgy Institute web site.

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