6 December 2010

Signs of the times

Those folks down at the Liturgical Institute at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Chicago are doing good things for the sacred liturgy. Sure, some will say it's all too modern, but hey, this is Chicago where, under a previous Archbishop, what's happening there today could not even have been dreamt of. It is truly a sign of the times that with and under their shepherd, Francis Cardinal George OMI, they are promoting good liturgical theology and practice. Their courses even include modules on the older Roman liturgy. Check out their website here and don't miss their new informational video and the videos of students talking about their experiences of the Institute. It's great that there is an institute of higher learning such as this dedicated to the sacred liturgy in the USA. We need more sound liturgical institutes throughout the world.


  1. The Biretta ought to have four horns.

  2. Anonymous: I don't know if that is or is not the case. The Institute's statutes must include academic dress, and if that has been granted, I suppose it has been granted. But yes, normally one would expect four horns on an academic biretta.

  3. I was surprised to see 3 different typs of academic headgear of one picture.
    Just would like to mention an interesting article I read in August 2008:

    "The Evolution of your Mortarboard" by Agnus Trumble

    I referred to it on my blog.

  4. Look carefully, there are 4 types of academic headgear!