2017 Summer Session of the Liturgical Commission of the Order

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2017 Summer Session of the Liturgical Commission of the Order
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Members of the Dominican International Commission on the Liturgy met at Santa Sabina, June 20-23, 2017, for their summer session. 

In addition to meeting separately with the Socius for Apostolic Life, the Socius for Fraternal Life and Formation, the Procurator General, the Secretary General, the Promoter General for the Nuns, the General Promoter for Social Communications, and the International Coordinator for Dominican Sisters International (DSI), Commission members received an updated on the status of the English translation of the Dominican Proprium which continues to be worked on in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments at the Vatican. 

The responses from the questionnaire about the OP Jubilee Rituals, from various branches of the Dominican Family from around the world, were shared and analyzed. 

The latest issue of Info/CLIOP on the topic of music, “Liturgy between Tradition and Actuality,” was discussed and is presently being electronically disseminated.  Future issues of Info/ CLIOP were planned and a draft of a new liturgical resource, Laudare, aimed to assist in the liturgical formation of members of the OP family in initial formation was presented. The Commission agreed to pilot and evaluate this resource over the next few years.

The Commission had two presentations on the use of the Dominican social media resource, “Atrium” for communication purposes and to assist in liturgical formation throughout the Order.

The Master of the Order has tasked the Commission with the creation of a Service of Reconciliation for suggested use in the priories and houses of the friars but to be made available to other members of the Dominican family as well.  Each day afternoon sessions were spent creating and designing this Service of Reconciliation, creating and organizing an effective and systemic control system for the CLIOP archives, and working on the Dominican Book of Blessings in addition to the calendar of the Order.  Members will continue to work on these projects remotely in preparation for the November meeting of CLIOP. 

A highlight of the summer session was when Commission members presented the Master of the Order, Bruno Cadoré, with a signed copy of the book of Gregorian songs, “Cantus Selecti, O.P.”, created for the 800th Jubilee of the Order.

David G. Caron, OP, D. Min.

 

(29 June 2017)