Liturgy Institute London

For a detailed and peaceful study of Liturgy


The Organisation of the Insitutum Liturgicum involves people collaborating in many ways.

1. Board of founders: founding members 12th September 2009:

        Fr James Leachman, O.S.B. (IL Director)
        Fr Daniel McCarthy, O.S.B. (IL Head of Liturgy)

The board of founders is to elect such members as they deem necessary and helpful to carry
out the aims of the Institum Liturgicum.

2. Contributing Abbeys:

3. Board of management: The board of founders has established a board of management including a representative of KU Leuven to accomplish the aims, implement decisions and make suggestions for developing the Institutum Liturgicum.

Fr James Leachman, OSB
Fr Daniel McCarthy, OSB
Dr Joris Geldhof (KU Leuven)
Clare Cogswell (Institutum Liturgicum

4. Endorsing sponsors: The board of founders has obtained the following endorsements:

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
The Bishops’ Conference of Belgium (French) (Flemish)
Abbot Martin Shipperlee, Ealing Abbey, London
Abbot Cuthbert Brogan, St Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough
Abbot Kris Op de Beeck, Abdij Keizersberg, Leuven, Belgium

Sr Anne Shepard, Prioress of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison
Abbot Gregory Polan of Conception Abbey, Missouri
Abbot James Albers of St Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, Kansas

Fr Michael Kelly, Abbot General of the Sylvestrine Congregation

5. Patrons: The Institutum Liturgicum board of founders will approach notable Catholics

and request them to act as patrons.

Fr Reginaldus Thomas Foster, OCD (Papal Latinist for 40 years) is our first Patron.

6. Advisors: The following experts in the field from different parts of the country have agreed to be advisors to the board of management:

Rev Canon Alan Griffiths (Portsmouth)
Fr John McLoughlin (Liverpool)
Mgr Kevin McGinnell (Northampton)

7. Moderator: He gives advice to the Board of Founders and to the Management Board, especially regarding elements of the strategic plan which require attnetion.

8. The Institutum Liturgicum board of founders and respective endorsing partners will cultivate links with the Bishops Conferences of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

9. The Institutum Liturgicum board of founders will seek to liaise with license and doctoral programmes in sacred liturgy in LeuvenParisTrierVienna and Rome in Europe, and Washington, Collegeville and Notre Dame in the USA.

10. The Institutum Liturgicum board of founders will maintain liaison with the directors of the project, Appreciating the Liturgy.

11. The two founding abbot members may decide to close the Institutum Liturgicum.


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