Monday, March 9, 2009

Anglican Use Conference 2009

The recent news that Italian bishops have suggested a Lenten fast from technology (texting, iPods, web surfing, etc.) got me thinking. I concluded that for me it might be more appropriate to resume blogging as a Lenten discipline. There has been so much to write about lately that I've felt rather overwhelmed. But I have to start somewhere, and it may as well be on an upbeat note...

This year's Anglican Use Society Conference is scheduled for June 11-13 in Houston, Texas. Our Lady of Walsingham (OLW) Catholic Parish and St. Mary's Seminary. OLW is, one of the earliest Anglican Use parishes established in the U.S., and this year marks their 25th anniversary. St. Mary's Seminary is the home of the Graduate School of Theology of Houston's University of St. Thomas. St. Thomas is the future home of former Episcopal Bishop Jeffrey Steenson, who resigned his Episcopal orders in September of 2007 and was ordained a Pastoral Provision Catholic priest in New Mexico on February 21, 2009. He will teach Patristics at St. Thomas and St. Mary's Seminary beginning this fall. He spoke at last year's Anglican Use Conference in San Antonio. You can read a copy of his address here.

If you are interested in attending this year's conference or know someone who might be, find out more by visiting the Conference website or clicking on the tabs below. Whether you are clergy or laity, Catholic or perhaps a Protestant at some stage of discerning whether to dip your toe in the Tiber River, I would encourage you to attend. Several of last year's attendees were Anglican clergymen who were there to learn more about the Pastoral Provision.

HomeRegistrationHotel ReservationsAnglican Use ParishesAbout the HostDirectionsAgenda

(click here to visit the parish web site)

His Eminence
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, S.T.B, S.T.L.
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
(For more information, click here)
Fr. James Moore, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Pastor Emeritus of
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church
(For more information, click here)
Fr. John Saward, M.Litt. (Theology)
Greyfriars Fellow & Associate Lecturer of
Blackfriars at Oxford University,
Parish Priest, Catholic Church of St.
Gregory & St. Augustine, Oxford,
Author of numerous books, including The
Beauty of Holiness
(1996) and Sweet and
Blessed Country: The Christian Hope for
(For more information, click here)
Mary C. Moorman, M.A., J.D.
Apologist, author, consultant,
Ph.D. candidate.
(For more information, click here)

(click here to download the event flyer pdf)

E-mail Questions to: Margaret Pichon

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