In September 2009, the Diekmann Center at Saint John’s School of Theology·Seminary hosted Msgr. Bruce Harbert, executive director of ICEL, to deliver the address “The Missal’s Image of God.” The Rev. Carl Daw, executive director of The Hymn Society of the U.S. and Canada, gave the response. The speeches were videotaped.
Fr. Godfrey Diekmann, OSB (1908-2002), monk of Saint John’s and theology professor, was a peritus at Vatican II and longtime editor of Worship magazine. The Diekmann Center for Pastristic and Liturgical Studies regularly sponsors lectures by notable scholars.