Two events that are part of the schedule of talks and presentations for those attending Thomas More College’s summer Way of Beauty Atelier are open to the public:
Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. entitled, Beauty and the Renewal of Culture: An Evening with Catholic Artists.
This event brings together three Catholic artists working in the areas of sacred art, traditional painting, and architecture. The discussion will involve portrait painter Henry Wingate, painter and architect and artist David Mayernik, and the third is yours truly.
The discussion will be chaired by Father Thomas Kocik, author of two books on the liturgy including one on the Reform of the Reform published by Ignatius Press and former editor of Antiphon, the journal of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. He is a colleague of mine on the staff of the New Liturgical Movement website where he writes on the Reform of the Reform. We are also collaborating on episodes in the second series of The Way of Beauty with Catholic TV. Filming starts in August.
We will discuss the guiding principles of Catholic art and its role in the liturgical life of the Church and in the broader culture. The evening’s presentations will be conversational. We will show examples of our work to illustrate the points they are making.
Wednesday 6th July at 7.15pm, the Helm Room, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Steve Cavanaugh will speak about the sources of Anglican chant in the Gregorian chant of the Roman and Sarum psalters, and the contemporary forms of vernacular chant in English, both Catholic and Anglican, with a special look at the possibilities presented by the Personal Ordinariates coming into being under the aegis of Pope Benedict XVI’s Anglicanorum coetibus.
Mr. Cavanaugh is the editor of Anglicanism and the Roman Catholic Church: Reflections on Recent Developments (Ignatius Press, 2011) and of Anglican Embers, the quarterly journal of the Anglican Use Society. Copies of both the book and the journal will be availble for inspection after the talk.
These special events are offered at no cost and are open to the public. Those interested in attending may RSVP by contacting Lucy Domina at 603-880-8308, ext. 25 or at LDomina@ThomasMoreCollege.edu.