Consecrating your Life & Sacred Space - Conferences

Consecrating your Life - Self-transcendence and sharing communion in the ups and downs, to and fro of liturgy.  How catholic ritual expresses the consecration of our lives -- A conference with Father Dr Daniel McCarthy, OSB, SLD -beginning with- Sacred Space - Pole of the Earth in anthropology and world religions -- a presentation and slide show with Dr Tony Silvestri

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Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Lenexa, KS.

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Schedule:

  • 10:00-11:00 Dr Tony Silvestri on the “pole of the earth” in anthropology and world religions.
  • 11:15-12:15 Fr. Daniel McCarthy, OSB, on the “pole of the earth” in liturgical action, art, architecture
  • 12:20-1:10 Lunch
  • 1:15-2:15 Fr. Daniel McCarthy, OSB, on the double procession in Mass leading to encounter and sharing communion
  • 2:30-3:30 visit to the chapel and discussion on liturgical action in that place: Fr. Daniel McCarthy, OSB, Dr Tony Silvestri
  • 3:45 Mass

Presentations include numerous images of places and churches, and time for discussion.

Fee: Free Will Donation

Optional $50 fee for formal CRAA certification

Checks can made out to CRAA and mailed to Elizabeth Zeller, 1912 S Osage, Independence MO, 64055

About Fr. Daniel's conference:

The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

In baptism Christians lay down their lives in the waters and so transcend their former selves to share in the triune life of Divine Communion.

In marriage couples lie down together and so transcend themselves in generative communion.

In religious profession and ordination people lie down prostrate and so are called to transcend their former life in the communion of religious life and in presbyteral service making the community one.

In death we are laid out once again as we await the transcendence of our mortality in divine communion.

We shall explore our experiences in liturgy and life of lying down to be raised up in self-transcendence for sharing communion.

In Mass this process is renewed where there is a double procession of the assembly toward the altar and of Christ coming from the altar to meet his body the church, and we are caught up in this encounter, a moment of self-transcendence when we share communion.