Monday, June 23, 2008

Dissertation at Sant' Anselmo

This afternoon I journeyed to the Aventine Hill to the Benedictine College of Sant' Anselmo, built in the late 19th Century. When I lived in Rome in 1970-71 I often went to Sant' Anselmo for Sunday Mass. (In that era, many of the celebrants were American and it seemed that they first wrote their sermons in English and then changed the words to Italian. It was very easy for me to follow.)
I went to Sant' Anselmo because a friend from Caravita, Daniel McCarthy, O.S.B., was defending his dissertation for a doctorate in Sacred Liturgy entitled "The Chair for the Gift-Office of Presiding in the Assembly and Directing the Prayer: Four Models and a Single Vision." The two hour event was all in Italian!

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