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Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020, 8:31 PM

Discussion on Roman Missals

In honour of the 450th anniversary of the Missale Romanum of 1570 and the 50th anniversary of the Missale Romanum of 1970, an international, ecumenical discussion was hosted by the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy at Sant'Anselmo, Rome, 17-18 November 2020 as part of the project Liturgiam aestimare: Appreciating Liturgy.

RR. Gregory J. Polan OSB, from Conception Abbey, Missouri; Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation, Chancellor of the Ateneo St. Anselmo.
R.P. Bernhard Eckerstorfer OSB, monk of Kremsmünster Abbey, Austria; Rector of the Ateneo St. Anselmo.
R.P. Jordi-Agustí Piqué i Collado OSB, monk of Montserrat Abbey, Spain; Dean of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy (PIL), Rome.

Four papers were submitted and read by the participants in preparation for discussion at the colloquium. Participants either gave a paper or a prepared response to a paper; they included a religious superior and scholars with terminal degrees in their field.

RR. Ian Ernest, Anglican Archbishop; Director, Anglican Centre, and The Personal Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See.
R.P. Stefan Geiger OSB, monk of Schäftlarn Abbey, Germany; Lect.: Faculty of Theology and PIL, St. Anselmo; Liturgy Institute London.
Prof. Basilius “Bert" Groen, Prof. em., University of Graz; Prof. inv.: KU Leuven; Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome; Liturgy Institute London.
R.P. James Leachman OSB, monk of Ealing Abbey, London; Prof. em. PIL; Prof. inv. KU Leuven; participant, Process Work Psychology.
R.P. Daniel McCarthy OSB, monk of St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, Kansas; Lect., PIL; Liturgy Institute London; Prof. inv. KU Leuven.
Prof. Gerard Moore, President, The Australian Institute of Theological Education, Pennant Hills, New South Wales.
R.P. Pachomius Okogie OSB, monk of Ewu Priory, Edo, Nigeria; member, Perspective Science, Austin, Texas; ex-secretary general, teacher, St. Anselmo.

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In collaboration with

Discussione tesi di Dottorato in Teologia

Silvia Angelaccio
«POENITENTIA LABORIOSUS QUIDAM BAPTISMUS». Da una definizione tridentina del sacramento della penitenza alla riscoperta della pena temporale come lavoro/sofferenza
Moderatore: prof. Andrea Grillo
2 dicembre 2020, 17.30.

Discussione tesi di Dottorato in Teologia

Courage Omoruyi Usunobun

CHRISTIAN FAMILY AND THE EUCHARIST. A theological path to holiness
prof. Bernard Sawicki, OSB.
2 dicembre 2020, 10.30.

Invito - sintesi

“Tradizione-adattamento-traduzione” (SC 37-38)


On the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the promulgation of the Liturgical Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Second Vatican Council, the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, the Liturgical Action Center, the Association of Professors of Liturgy and the Disciples of the Divine Master are honored to invite H.H. to the day of study.

"Translation-adaptation-translation" (SC 37-38)
The question of translations of the Roman Missal and the problem in different languages.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
9.00-12.00 (online event)


Greeting of Prof. Jordi-Agustí Piqué i Collado OSB, Dean of the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico.
Moderator Prof. Muroni Pietro Angelo, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Pontificia Università Urbaniana.
La traduzione dei libri liturgici: l'"assillo" della riforma liturgica.

Prof. González Padrós Jaume, Prof. of the Instituto Superior de Liturgia ad instar facultatis (ILF)
¿Un rito adaptable es un rito? Tensión entre adaptación y formación litúrgica.
H.E. Maniago Claudio, President of the Commissione Episcopale per la liturgia
Terza edizione italiana del Messale Romano. Tappe del Lavoro di redazione e criteri della traduzione.
Prof. Drouin Gilles, Director of the Institut Superieur de Liturgie in seno all’Institut Catholique de Paris
«Traduire/adapter la liturgie, oscillations françaises».
Most Rev. Prof. Polan Gregory J. OSB, Grand Chancellor of the Pontificio Ateneo Sant'Anselmo
The Challenges of preparing good and authentic translations for the Liturgy.
Prof. Pott Thomas OSB, Prof. of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontificio Ateneo Sant'Anselmo
Altre dinamiche teologiche, altri paradigmi storici: prospettive orientali.
Dr. So Agostino, dr. in Liturgy at the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico
La nuova edizione del Missale Romanum in lingua coreana (2017).

To participate you need to register online: registration form.  

Floral Art for the Liturgy


The course is addressed to sacristi, custodians of churches and chapels and to all those, men and women, who, with generosity, wish to begin to place themselves at the service of the liturgy through floral art, but also to those who are already engaged in this activity, wants to deepen its technical and liturgical knowledge.  

Nomina Preside del Pontificio Istituto Liturgico

La Congregazione per l'Educazione Cattolica, con una lettera inviata in data 12 novembre 2020, ha confermato la richiesta presentata dal Gran Cancelliere e Abate Primate, Rev. P. Gregory J. Polan OSB che in riferimento a quanto deciso nel Consiglio di Facoltà del PIL svoltosi il 21 ottobre 2020 e presieduto dal Rettore, prof. Bernhard Eckerstorfer OSB, ha postulato il prof. Jordi-Agustí Piqué i Collado OSB, come Preside del Pontificio Istituto Liturgico per la durata di 4 anni. 

A nome della comunità Anselmiana il Rettore dell’Ateneo esprime al Preside le più sincere congratulazioni per la sua nomina e per il consenso ricevuto dai membri del PIL. Dorival Souza Barreto Júnior

3rd November 2020. Appointment of Auxiliary Bishops of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil). The Holy Father has appointed the Rev. Dorival Souza Barreto Júnior Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), assigning him the Titular See of Tindari. H.E. Mgr. Dorival Souza Barreto Júnior obtained a Licentiate in Liturgy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo (1992-1995). We extend our best wishes to H.E. Mons. Dorival Souza Barreto.

Nuove disposizioni

Facendo seguito alle disposizioni del Governo italiano (3 novembre 2020),
a partire da lunedì 9 novembre 2020, fino al 3 dicembre 2020, la didattica sarà esclusivamente a distanza.
La biblioteca e gli uffici rimangono aperti. Le difese delle tesi si terranno a distanza.

Discussione tesi di Dottorato in Liturgia

di Freddy Ngwashi Nhida. Moderator: prof. Adrea Grillo.
10 novembre 2020 - 17.15.

Avviso per gli studenti

30 ottobre 2020. Per rimanere sempre aggiornati, vi invitiamo a controllare la pagina degli avvisi dentro il menù della Segreteria (Studenti > Segreteria > Avvisi).
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Covid-19 - norme

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New teaching provisions

Starting from 26 October 2020 integrated digital teaching will be used for 75% of the students enrolled.
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H.E. Mons. Wilton D. Gregory

25th October 2020. The Holy Father has announced a consistory for the creation of new cardinals, among them H.E. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, who received his doctorate in Liturgy from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, discussing his thesis The lector-minister of the Word. An historical and liturgical study of the office of lector in the western Church (supervisor prof. A.J. Chupungco). We extend our best wishes to H.E. Mons. Gregory.

Ecclesia orans 2020/2

Ecclesia orans
The second issue of XXXVII year (2020) has been published.

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12 October 2020. Course on Missal

From today, October 12, 2020, registrations are open for the second course of the new edition of the missal.
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7 October 2020. Appointments

The Holy Father has appointed Consultors of the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Prof. Pietro Angelo Muroni, Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome and professor at PIL and Sr. Katia De Simone, E.F., doctoral candidate at PIL.

5 October 2020. Visit of the Cardinal Walter Casper

On the occasion of the official opening of the Academic Year of Sant'Anselmo, Cardinal Walter Kasper also visited the "Theological Study of Jerusalem", which found hospitality at Sant'Anselmo during the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to thank Cardinal Kasper, who never showed signs of fatigue during the long and lively discussion. His words regarding his commitment, his experiences, and his vision of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, concerned one of the key themes of our program. We want to thank Sant’Anselmo for making us feel at home in the academic institution, letting us participate in the opening and giving us the opportunity to meet Cardinal Kasper. Prof. Dr. Johanna Erzberger (Dean)

5 October 2020. Inauguration a.y. 2020/2021

On October 5, 2020, the inauguration of the academic year 2020/2021 was held at the church of Sant'Anselmo on the Aventino.
S. Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper held the speech Testimony to Jesus Christ in today's world. Reflections on Christology.
The act, transmitted online, is available below.