Cantilation is defined as "heightened speech at the service of the Word of God."  Join Father  Samuel F. Weber, O.S.B., as he gently explains the history, elements, meaning and form of Christian prayer, and the call for sacred cantilation of the Psalms of David; the words the Church places on our lips; and the sentiments God wants to hear from the depths of our hearts in the Church today.  

When:  Saturday, October 20, 2012 
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Saint Mary's College of California
1928 St. Mary's Rd.,
Moraga, California
Hagerty Lounge, De La Salle Hall . (Campus map)

$10. Continental breakfast and lunch included. 
Free for SMC students, faculty and staff.

Guest Speaker:

Samuel WeberFather Samuel F. Weber, O.S.B., is the founder and first director of the Institute of Sacred Music in the archdiocese of Saint Louis, and Magister chori of the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis. In 2010, he was invited to compose Gregorian chants to be used in Saint Peter’s Basilica, in the Vatican, by the choirmaster of the Capella Julia, Father Pierre Paul.


Space is limited, so please make your reservations by Thursday, October 11.

For more information, please contact:

Louis Lebherz, Director 
[email protected] or (831) 392-5315 

Presented by the Catholic Liturgical Arts Committee at Saint Mary’s College of California

Sponsored by the Cummins Institute for Catholic Thought, Culture and Action and a generous grant from the Lebherz Family Trust.

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