This summer, the Liturgical Institute is again offering a three-day conference on the Catholic liturgy for young adults—but this time they’ll spend time before the altar and before a chalkboard. The three-day conference, “Transfigured,” will be held June 15-17, at Mundelein Seminary, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL.
“Transfigured” invites young people from around the country to learn more about Catholic liturgy in practice and also to experience the exciting life of the mind that is fostered at the Liturgical Institute (LI) inside and outside the classroom.
Participants will attend five classroom lectures offered by LI faculty. But it’s not all study and no play at the conference. Once class is dismissed, all are invited to attend a special evening presentation, “Drinking with the Saints,” by Michael Foley, who literally wrote the book on how to drink cocktails the Catholic way. Associate Professor of Patristics at Baylor University, Waco, TX, Foley has written Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour (Regnery, 2015). The event will include a “liturgical” cocktail tasting hosted by Foley.
On the final day of the conference, Sunday, June 17, Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Chicago Joseph Perry will celebrate Mass, assisted by the LI’s schola. After Mass, Bishop Perry will speak on the value of liturgical tradition.
Ideal for those new to the Catholic faith or those lifelong Catholics seeking to enrich their understanding of the Catholic liturgy, the conference will underscore the importance of Christ’s transfiguration in the liturgy.
“God wants us all to share in His own divine life, and so He sent His Son to bring humanity into the very life of the Trinity,” the conference website states. “He gave a pledge of this great gift at the Transfiguration, where Christ and His garments became dazzlingly white, radiant with the light of heaven.”
The conference’s registration fee includes room and meals. For more information about the event, visit LI’s website for the conference: www.betransfigured.com.