Liturgy as Muse

Liturgy as Muse

Relins-Europe; KADOC-KULeuven
Louvain Institute for Ireland in Europe
Leuven (Belgium)
Vom - Bis
08.11.2012 - 10.11.2012

International conference of the European Forum on the History of Religious Institutes in the 19th and 20th Centuries (RELINS-Europe)

At the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), ideas about lay participation in the Church and the ‘popularization’ of the service were definitively elevated to norms. The origins and implementation of this aspect of the Council’s decision have already been studied extensively by historians. By contrast, the tendencies towards reforming the service and Church material culture already apparent in the first half of the 20th century have received little attention. Even less attention has been paid to the role of (members of) religious institutes in this movement of renewal before Vaticanum II for which their importance was nonetheless substantial. The conference will bring together international scholars of Europe and the USA to discuss the topic intensively and make some first conclusions.


Thursday 8/11/2012 - p.m.

Movements and networks (1) - The German connection

2:00 Registration

2:30 Jan De Maeyer, KADOC-KU Leuven, conference president:
Welcome and introduction

2:40 Jan De Maeyer, KADOC-KU Leuven
Keynote speech: Designing and Constructing Cloisters in 20th Century Europe: a dynamic process

3:10 Joachim Schmiedl, Theologische Fakultät, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar:
Fr. Joseph Kentenich and the German Liturgical Movement

3:35 Andrea Meissner, Fac. of Philology and History, Augsburg University: Liturgical Renewal in Interwar Germany: Renegotiating the gendered body, sensuality and emotion

4:00 Break

4:30-5:30 Discussion

6:00 Guided visit to KADOC & reception

Friday 9/11/2012 - a.m.
Movements and networks (2) - The French connection or The Importance of l’Art Sacré

9:30 Vanessa Grossmann, School of Architecture, Princeton University: Crossing the Rhine: German modern churches as seen by l’Art Sacré

9:55 Isabelle Saint-Martin, Institut Européen en Sciences des Religions, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Paris: Guardini and Aesthetics as Interpreted by the Liturgical Movement in France

10:20 Break

10:50 Claire Toupin-Guyot, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes: Intellectuels catholiques français et renouveau de l’art sacré

11:15 Discussion

12:15 Lunch

Friday 9/11/2012 - p.m.

Case-studies (1) - Female contributions

1:15 Timothy Brittain-Catlin, School of Architecture, University of Kent
Keynote speech: Catholic Writing for Catholic Britain: the birth of new ideas for religious architecture

1:45 Kate Jordan, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London: “To conceive, to create and to know”: the role of architecture in the apostolate of Pauline Sisterhoods

2:10 Rebbeca Berru Davis, Franciscan School of Theology (Berkeley-California): Liturgy as Muse, European Sojourn as Inspiration: The contributions of American Liturgical Artist and Educator, Sister Helene O’Connor, O.P.

2:35 Discussion

3:30 Break

Friday 9/11/2012 - p.m.
Case-studies (2) - Augustinians and Dominicans

3:50 Brian Heffernan, Ruusbroecgenootschap, University of Antwerp: The Road to the Boskapel. Dutch Augustinians and liturgical renewal, 1903-1962

4:15 Eduardo Delgado Orusco and Elena Garcia Crespo, Dept of Architectural Design, Polytechnic University of Madrid: Ordo Praedicatorum: Evangelization and art in the dawn of the Second Vatican Council in Spain

4:40 Discussion

6:00 Visit to Leuven and/or Great Beguinage

Saturday 10/11/2012 - a.m.
Case-studies (3) - Benedictines

9:30 Richard Irvine, Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge: “Unless we get it, our monastic churches will become museums”: Champions of liturgical reform in the English Benedictine Congregation

9:55 Michel Remery, Fac. of Catholic Theology, Tilburg University: Ancient Modernity. Dom Hans van der Laan, a Benedictine monk and architect in the time of the Liturgical Movement

10:20 Zsuzszsanna Börörcz, Fac. of Arts, VU University Amsterdam / Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen: The Active Interest of Artists in the Liturgical Movement Made the Difference: The network of the Brussels glass studio Colpaert

10:45 Break

11:15 Discussion

12:00 Conclusion / panel with the keynote speakers and conference president Jan De Maeyer

1:00 Closing lunch


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