A School of Love: Sacred Liturgy and Education. Reflections after Sacra Liturgia 2013 in Rome

Sacra Liturgia 1How do you teach Catholic engineering? What does it mean to be a Catholic plumber? The answer lies in the liturgy.

I was invited to attend the conference on the Sacred Liturgy Sacra Liturgia 2013 in Rome by the Cardinal Newman Society and asked to write my thoughts on what I hear and how it might impact Catholic education. This was an inspiring three days. This was the Benedictine (as in our wonderful Pope Emeritus) understanding of liturgy made manifest. I will feature the articles over the next few weeks. Before I present what I wrote for them I just want to say what a star Archbishop Sample from Portland Oregon is. He spoke on how a Bishop can introduce changes in the liturgy in his diocese. He impressed my as being totally dedicated and able to win people over without compromising on principle.

In this article I discuss what is meant by a Catholic education, especially when you are teaching things that don’t seem instrically religious, such as science. The link is here.

Founded in 1993, the Cardinal Newman Society has a mission to promote and defend faithful Catholic education.

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David is an Englishman living in New Hampshire, USA. He is an artist, teacher, published writer and broadcaster who holds a permanent post as Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Liberal Arts at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. The Way of Beauty program, which is offered at TMC, focuses on the link between Catholic culture, with a special emphasis on art, and the liturgy. David was received into the Church in London in 1993. Visit the Way of Beauty blog at thewayofbeauty.org.

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