Lent conferences
Posted on 16/01/2011 in 2011

The Sunday 17 April 2011 at 4.30 pm
"Family and Society: a mirror game?"
by Monseigneur Pierre ORNELLAS, Archbishop of Rennes

Every Sunday from March 13th to April 17th 2011 at 4:30 PM

For this lent 2011, Cardinal André Twenty-three, Archbishop of Paris, chose the theme "Family: Heritage or future?", in this year when the Diocese of Paris deepened in a broad and diverse way the human and Christian sense of the family, and the pastoral link that Unite family, youth, solidarity and transmission.


These conferences will be followed on the spot by a Question time to stakeholders, between 17:15 and 18h.


"Family: Heritage or future?"

In this year when the Diocese of Paris deepened in a broad and diverse way the human and Christian sense of the family, and the pastoral link that unites family, youth, solidarity and transmission, The Lenten conferences of Notre-Dame de Paris Propose to all open avenues of reflection on issues that concern the trials and the hope of family life, debated publicly, but rarely put into perspective with Christian wisdom.

It will be a matter of making a point of view which intersect or cross Catholic practice and reflection on the family, drawing even on other assumptions (psychoanalysis, sociology, Law...). These conferences want to hear a word about the family that emerges from living realities, including difficult situations that are those of weakened couples or lone parents. Speakers are invited to express themselves freely in the name of their competence, but also at the personal level


Sunday 13 March 2011
"Family: Current issues and the future of diversity?"

Import-1513. jpgImport-1517. jpgby Mrs. Martine Segalen, sociologist, and father Jacques of Longs, theologian

Everyone is well aware that important transformations have taken place in values, family structures, as in the way in which families are trained. Individuals enjoy greater freedom, and can claim the concern of themselves; This leads to a greater fragility of unions, increased importance given to intergenerational relationships and finally new relationships with the child. The state, through its legislative apparatus, is the guarantor of family continuity, but it will be seen that it does not escape a set of contradictions.



Sunday, March 20 2011
"Man-woman: happy difference or war of the sexes?"

Import-1533. jpgImport-1532. jpgby Mr Olivier REY, philosopher, and father Frédéric LOUZEAU, theologian

The Western consciousness is confronted with an unprecedented disorder: what was hitherto self-evident, the importance of being a man or being a woman in the constitution of its human identity, tends to become problematic. Based on Biblical revelation, Christians today have to think more deeply in the human and providential sense of sexual difference. Being a man or being a woman is both a given, a task to be carried out and a divine vocation.





Sunday 27 March 2011
"Paternity, maternity, fraternity: How to live a structuring relationship between parents and children?"

Import-1514. jpgby Mrs Françoise DEKEUWER-Defossee, jurist, and Father Alexis LEPROUX, theologian

The family is the place where a game of rich and singular relationships unfold: conjugality, paternity, maternity, sonship, Fraternity... These relationships, whose form changes over time, structure each person and by that, all human societies. The right of the child and the biblical thought give in their way principles and paths for the exercise of a paternity or a maternity that enriches the life of the parents, respects the otherness of the child and allows him to exist for himself.




Sunday, April 3 2011
"The family, as Domestic church »

Import-1515. jpgImport-1516. jpgby Monsieur and Madame Antoine and Stéphanie Goody and Fr. Philippe Blakaj, theologian

The Second Vatican Council, then Pope John Paul II, presented to the honour a well-known analogy of the fathers of the church. What does it give to think and live in today's society?






Sunday, April 10 2011
"The role of the family in the life of the city: confidence or contradiction?"

Import-1534. jpgImport-1512. jpgby Mr. Jacques Arene, psychoanalyst, and Mr. Antoine RENARD, president of Catholic family Associations

The sources of contradictions and dissatisfactions between people, family and society are numerous, because their ties and their reciprocal expectations, always so strong, remain to be dispassioned. Is this situation irreparable? Not! The first place of the interpersonal relationship, the family has all the assets to live up to its social vocation. Thus, having clarified the legitimate aspirations that are being made, we will propose concrete ways in which, in all families, "beat the Heart of society".



Sunday 17 April 2011
"Family and Society: a mirror game?"

Import-1511. jpgby Monseigneur Pierre ORNELLAS, Archbishop of Rennes

Informed observers and analysts, such as the actors and witnesses of the family life that we all are, feel how much the weaknesses and wealth of our society reflect those of our families, and vice versa. The family, barometer of society, leaves us today disoriented. How to discern and accompany the missions of the Small family unit, intimately interwoven with those of society? How do they help to enlighten the purposes and paths of human life? What words and actions can the church offer to men and women of goodwill for a family bond and social bond that together bear witness to the dignity and transcendence of the human person, whether adult Or a child?





To follow these conferences

Attend from 4.30 pm to 17:15 in the nave of the cathedral : The entrance is free.
The lectures are followed by a debate with the speakers, on the spot, from 17:15 to 17:55, the Office of Vespers at 18:00 and the mass at 6.30 p.m. presided over by Cardinal André Twenty-three, Archbishop of Paris.

Track radio and broadcasts every Sunday :
Live on KTO, Catholic television (Conference, debate, Vespers and mass)
Offline To 18:15 on The radios of the RCF network (conference) and 9pm on Radio-Notre Dame (100.7 in Ile de France) (Conference and debate)

With regard to the broadcast of the conferences on the French Culture antenna, the Conference of Bishops of France stated in a communiqué of 11 March 2001 that:
In the afternoon of Friday, March 11th, the management of France Culture left a message to the Archdiocese of Paris informing him that the Lenten conferences of Notre-Dame would no longer be broadcast live at 4.30 pm but rather deferred "at the end of the programme towards Eleven O'Clock or Midnight "(Sic)
In the absence of clarification on the programme of the programmes of France Culture, we cannot inform the listeners of the exact time of broadcast.
For persons with access to the Internet, the recording of conferences will be downloadable "in real Time" on the site of France Culture (www.franceculture.com).
Two days before the first of the Lenten conferences of Notre Dame de Paris, these still do not appear on the programme of the programmes of France Culture available on the site of Radio www.franceculture.com. At the usual broadcast time (4.30-17:15), the channel's programming announces two more broadcasts. And so is the Protestant lent.
After the choice of the direction of France Culture, at the beginning of January, not to broadcast the mass of the Orthodox Christmas, the Conference of the Bishops of France and the Archdiocese of Paris, organizers of the conferences, are concerned about this lack of information.
The abolition of the broadcast of these live lectures on Public Service would mean the unilateral interruption of a tradition dating back to 1946. It would be in disregard of the expectation of an audience made up of believers and non-believers. »

In bookstores Beginning of April 2011: Texts of the lectures published at Word and Silence.
Available on Amazon.fr, laprocure.fr, Fnac.com



Lent ' conferences ' at Notre-Dame de Paris

In 1835, Frédéric Ozanam suggested that Archbishop of Paris should invite the Abbot of France to give his "lectures" for Advent and Lent in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. They immediately had a huge impact. Ozanam notes a little later: It seemed to us to witness the religious resurrection of the present society. To address the society as a whole, the Corder and his friends choose the then new title of "lectures" rather than the "sermons" of Lent. To all his contemporaries, whatever their position, the Corder spoke as a witness of the Catholic faith in the major questions posed to the human conscience the evolution of society.
The successors of Mgr de Whichen and Abbé Laflèche were guided by the same orientation in the selection of the themes of the "lectures".

Import-854. jpgThis "lectures", surprisingly modern, is thus contemporary of the "Conferences of charity", the conferences of Saint Vincent de Paul organized by Ozanam and his friends: In his time, French Catholicism restarted with a vibrant dynamism, in the Years ofA new spring for the church, as the historian Yves-Marie Hilaire writes. The concern for Christian formation, among all the young people who find or join the church, is a profound animation of the speakers from the rope.

Jesuits and Dominicans will alternate in these sacred lectures: Fr. Félix, S. J, from 1853 to 1870, p. Monsabré, O.P., from 1872 to 1890. The founder of the Catholic Institute, MGR Hulst, assured them between 1891 and 1896, then the Dominicans occupied the first third of the twentieth century (with the interruption of a Oratorian, the P. SANSN (1925-1927), whose texts were written by his colleague, then Forbidden to speak, the philosopher Laberthonnière). It was then the turn of the Jesuits (the Fathers Pinard of the Boullaye 1929-1937, Panici 1941-1945, Riquet), the alternation of the Jesuits (Sinti, Thomas, Calvez) and Dominicans (Carré, Bro, Bruguès) was reprised. More recently, the lectures were preached by Father Armogathe, archbishops of the five continents on the occasion of the Jubilee of the year 2000, Father Joseph-Marie Verlinde, Cardinal Poupard, cardinals of the dioceses partners of the International Congress For the new evangelization (Lustiger, Schönborn, Erde, Policarpo, Danneels).



In 2005, the conferences took the form that is theirs this year. It is a dialogue where the Christian faith and contemporary thought are explained to one another on a great subject of society.

In 2005 : "Faith and Reason" the lectures were entrusted to Jean-Luc Marion, Fr. Frédéric Louzeau, Marcel Gaucher, Fr. Antoine Guggenheim, Marguerite Harl, Philippe serve, Catherine Grenier, Fr. Patrick Faure, Jean-Louis Chrétien and concluded by Cardinal Cottier.

In 2006 : "Behold the Man" the lectures were entrusted to Jean Vanier, Axel Kahn, Marguerite Lena, Michel Serres, Anne-Marie Pelletier, Julia Kristeva, Fr. Brice de Maherbe, Marie de Hennezel, Fr. Henry de Villefranche, Claude Vigée, and concluded by Mgr Pierre of Ornellas.

In 2007 : "What is Truth?" The lectures were entrusted to Pierre Manet, Fr. Michel Fédou, Philippe Bracken, Fr. Gérard Pelletier, Francis Ball, Bruno rappt, Valerii Novarina, Jérôme Alexandre, Monette Vacquin, Fr. Alain Mattheeuws and concluded by Monsignor André twenty-three.

In 2008 : "Who do you say I am?" The lectures were entrusted to Claude Line, Fr. Rafik Nahra, Jean de Loisy, Benoît Cantor, François Villeroy de Galhau, Fr. Edouard Herr, Maurice Godelier, Mgr Jérôme Beau, Fabrice Midal and Rémi Brague and concluded by Cardinal André twenty-three.

In 2009 : "Saint Paul, Jew and Apostle of the nations: his personality, his mission the lectures were entrusted to Alain Decaux, Giorgio Agamben, Fr. Éric Morin, Chantal Delsol, Mgr Job Getcha, Mgr Pierre deberge, Marie-France Baslez, Pastor Claude Baty and Concluded by Cardinal Andre Twenty-three.

In 2010 : "Vatican II, a compass for our time". More than forty years later, what has become of the Council? The lectures were entrusted to Monsignor Éric de Moulins-BEAUFORT, to Brother Enzo BIANCHI, to Father Denis DUPONT-Fashola, to Father Dominique de LA SOUJEOLE, to Mr. Michel CAMDESSUS, to Father Matthew ROUGÉ, to Rabbi Paraskumar KRYGIER to Mr. Dominique FOLSCHEID and concluded by Monsignor Jean-Louis BRUGUES.



Holy Week and Easter 2011 at Notre-Dame de Paris

Access to the cathedral, Roman Catholic cult place, is free and free. To attend one of the many liturgical celebrations of the cathedral (masses, Offices...), you only need to join the audience a few minutes before the start of the celebration. Participation in liturgical celebrations is public and free, no reservation is necessary or possible.
It is only advisable to arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance.
Participation in liturgical celebrations is open to the public and free of charge, it is not necessary and not possible to make a reservation. To expect services, please take any seat in the nave 15 to 20 minuts before services.

Palm Sunday and Passion 17 April 2011 : Office and masses with ritual opening of the doors of the cathedral, blessing of the twigs, reading of the Passion, Conclusion of the cycle of Lenten conferences
Tuesday Saint April 19 2011 : Concert of the Holy Week
Wednesday Saint April 20 2011 : Messe chrism
Holy Thursday 21 April 2011 : Office of Darkness, Mass in memory of the Last Supper and procession to the Reposoir
Holy Friday 22 April 2011 : Office of Darkness, veneration of the Holy Crown of Thorns, Office of the Choir, way of the cross, office of Passion
Saturday Holy 23 April 2011 : Office of Darkness, Pascale vigil
Easter Sunday 24 April 2011 : Offices, masses, hearing at the great organ

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