Friday, August 12, 2016

Vox Clara Meets in Siena

The Vox Clara Committee just completed its twenty-sixth meeting.  To escape the Roman heat we met at a thirteenth century Carthusian monastery (noun conference center owned by the University of Siena): Certosa Pontignano in Siena.  Our time was spent reviewing ICEL Green Books for Orders for Baptism of Infants and the Christian Initiation of Adults and the Rites for the blessing of oils, all told reviewing 643 pages of documentation!

(Left to right: Fr. Briody, Abp. Values, Bp. Serratelli, Fr. McManus, Cardinal Ranjith, seminarian Denis Nakkeeran, Cardinal Pell, Msgr. Moroney, Abp. Prendergast, Abp. Stack, Fr. McCarthy, Fr. Murphy and Msgr. Johnson)

Cardinal Pell and I relaxing in the Campo in Siena on the last day of our meeting.

Our own Denis Nakkeeran, who has been studying Italian
in Siena with Cardinal Ranjith of Sri Lanka.