International Institute for Culture


January 7, 2018    12:45 PM       
"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent: Words, Music, and the Adoration of Divine Love" is the fourth lecture in our Sunday series. 
Prosper of Aquitaine's phrase, "lex orandi, lex credendi", or "the law of praying is the law of believing" is most often used to convey the important role liturgical texts have in faithfully conveying the doctrine of the Church. But the Church has never considered its liturgy to be merely words. During this meditation we will consider that in the tradition of the Church, the law of prayer has guarded a liturgical culture that expresses the incarnational mystery and nurtures a profound commitment to the liturgy as an actual participation the supreme act of our salvation: the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 
After an early career as a high school band director in California, Mark Bradford converted to Catholicism, and also converted his musical interests to choral music, specifically the music of the Church. Mark then obtained a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Westminster College in Princeton and specialized in Gregorian chant and early polyphony under the direction of Rev. Gerard Farrell, OSB. Mark served as the director of sacred music at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for 10 years before transitioning his career to nonprofit management to support his ever growing family. Keeping his hand in his first love he continued in sacred music as the director of music for the Latin Mass Community in Pittsburgh, PA, St. Lawrence Parish in Upper Darby, and Our Lady of Lourdes in Overbrook.  
There will be a brunch and the lecture following the 11:30 mass at Our Lady of Lourdes. Brunch will begin at approximately 12:45 with the lecture beginning at 1:30.  
The suggested donation for the brunch and lecture is $15 per person and $35 per family.  
Babysitting will be available for children 10 and under for $1 per child. 

Individual: $15/each
Family: $35/each

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