Thursday, September 13, 2007

How unfashionably gauche & refreshingly antediluvian!

A reader sent me the following quotation with his comments in a recent email:
"Few scholars in liturgy have made a deeper, fuller contribution to our knowledge in a given area than the late Msgr. Michel Andrieu, long dean of the Theological Faculty of Strasbourg, in his field of Ordines Romani."

-- Gerald Ellard, SJ 1959.

According to Geoffrey Hull in The Banished Heart (1994), Dom Bernard Botte, OSB, was upset when Andrieu refused to attend one of their conferences in Strasbourg on liturgical reform.  Andrieu insisted that the liturgy was for all time and irreformable.
[Hat tip to A.S.]

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