Monday, June 20, 2011

Father Mark Kirby speaks in Rome tonight at Adoratio 2011

This is probably an unnecessary reminder that our dear HSD Fr Mark will speak at  6pm tonight on 'Eucharistic Spirituality'. His will be the second talk during this Conference. For a full programme and list of speakers please see the Adoratio site I am hoping that full texts of all the talks will be posted there too. As well as Father Mark's contribution there are several other treats in store during the three day Conference. For example tomorrow, Mgr Guido Marini will speak on 'Celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi' followed by Bishop Athanasius Scheider on 'The Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist and the Sacred Liturgy'. On Wednesday Cardinal Burke will give a talk entitled 'The Importance of Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist in the formation and life of priests' and Cardinal Ranjith will then address the objections to Eucharistic adoration.
(An opportunity for some irrefutable Apologetics in this last offering?!!)
During the Conference Cardinal Arinze will preach at a concelebrated Mass of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More. Substantial contributions will be made by 6 Cardinals, 5 Bishops, 1 Monsignor, 3 priests, 1 Mother Superior and 1 Missionary of Charity. One is profoundly grateful to all those who will take part. (A shame though, that they could not  find, or didn't consider, the inclusion of at least 1 layperson.) Adoration will take place during the day and all the night hours of the Conference. There will be 3 EF Masses celebrated during the four days, and 1 OF, 2 if one includes the Papal Mass on Corpus Christi. The attendees will accompany that Papal Liturgy, so look out for Father Mark on that occasion!

In the meantime, on behalf of its followers, readers and author, this blog sends its good wishes and prayers  for the success of Adoratio 2011, and especially to our 'own' Father Mark.

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