Sunday, October 30, 2005

CIEL 2006

Today I received the following press release:

LONDON, 28th October 2005 - His Eminence Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos has accepted an invitation to attend the 11th CIEL Colloquium to be held in Merton College, Oxford, England, on 13th - 16th September 2006.

As well as attending the Colloquium, the Cardinal - who is head of the Holy See’s Congregation for the Clergy - has consented to be celebrant of the closing Mass to be held in the 13th century chapel of Merton College on Saturday 16th September 2006.

Lieutenant Commander Neville McNally, Chairman of CIEL UK, said: “We are greatly honoured that His Eminence has agreed to attend the Colloquium, which is being held for the first time in England.”

“His presence will enormously enhance the dignity of the proceedings and offer great encouragement to the speakers and participants,” he added.

The title of the 11th Colloquium is: “The Genius of the Roman Liturgy: Historical Diversity and Spiritual Reach”. The conference will explore the diversity of the forms of the Roman Rite from its appearance as a specifically Latin Rite in the fourth century up to the Second Vatican Council.

The papers will be presented within the framework of the liturgical day, with a solemn sung Mass at noon in the Rite of 1962 (Tridentine Mass) and the offices of Vespers and Compline.

The Colloquium is open to clerics, religious and lay men and women who have an interest in liturgy. No specialist knowledge or involvement is needed and delegates may participate at various levels.

CIEL UK has the support and blessing of His Eminence Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and of His Grace the Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols.

Those interested in learning more about the Colloquium should visit: