Liturgical Institute in Ealing

Do you know about the Liturgical Institute in Ealing (outside London)? It’s an ambitious and impressive undertaking, headed up by Fr. Daniel McCarthy, OSB (monk of Atchison, KS) and Fr. James Leachman, OSB (Ealing Abbey). Lots of information on it here.

The summer 2013 courses are based on the first semester licentiate curriculum of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy in Rome, accredited by the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. A whopping eight courses are announced: Liturgical Research Seminar, Liturgy in the West, Liturgical Spirituality, Liturgical Hermeneutics I, Eucharist in History, Intermediate Latin, Proficient Latin, and Seminar on the Eucharist.

I like the subtitle of the institute a lot: “For a detailed and peaceful study of liturgy.” Amen to that. May the institute flourish! But will there be enough students for all these courses?

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  1. Ealing is still very much inside London. Has a substantial Japanese community, including nearly 200 Catholics. many of whom I visited when I worked in London 1987-1991. Would love to be back in UK and take advantage of the courses. Both Dom James Leachman and Dom Daniel McCarthy have regularly contributed to The Tablet offering commentaries on the Prefaces and the Collects etc.

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