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Forthcoming Events
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17th - 20th May 2022


Call For Papers 


The Mariological Society of America (MSA) invites proposals for its Conference to be held at the Marytown National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Libertyville, IL

Collection of Marian Masses: Special Seasons -Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter

On August 15, 1986, the Congregation for Divine Worship announced the approval of the Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Collectio Missarum de beata Maria Virgine) by Pope St. John Paul II.  This Collection was in response to the request of many pastors— especially rectors of Marian shrines—to publish a collection of Marian Masses from existing formularies that can be celebrated in Marian sanctuaries and shrines and elsewhere on Saturdays and other days when the choice of Masses is left open. The Mariological Society of America will dedicate the May conferences of 2022 and 2023 to this Collectio; 2022 will focus on the 18 Masses for special seasons (Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter), and 2023 will focus on Masses 19–46 for Ordinary Time.

The Marian Masses for the 2022 conference include: Mary as the Chosen Daughter of Israel; Mary and the Annunciation; Mary and the Visitation; Mary as the Mother of God; Mother of the Savior; Mary and the Epiphany of the Lord; Mary and the Presentation of the Lord; Our Lady of Nazareth; Our Lady of Cana; Mary as Disciple of the Lord; Mary at the Foot of the Cross I and II; the Commending of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mary as Mother of Reconciliation; Mary and the Resurrection of the Lord; Mary as Fountain of Light and Life; Our Lady of the Cenacle; and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Apostles.

Preference will be given to proposals that concentrate on several or all of the following elements: the history of the specific Marian title and feast; the Old and New Testament readings for the feast (including the Psalms); the euchological texts (antiphons, collect, prayer over the offerings, prayer after communion); and suggestions for homilies and hymns.
 
Please send abstracts by October 31, 2021 to Fr. Frederick Miller (frederick.miller@shu.edu) and Dr. Robert Fastiggi (fastiggi.robert@shms.edu). The abstract should be about 350-500   words. It should include sources and an explanation of how the proposal relates to the theme of the conference. Note: the plan is to have an in-person conference. The possibility of allowing virtual presentations will need to be decided by the MSA council sometime in the fall.
 

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