Reformanda 2017

European Symposium

WhenFriday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14,
Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21,
Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28,
Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29
LocationFrance, Germany, Switzerland & Italy
ContactChristy Haig at 508.255.1094 or

The year 2017 marks an incredible anniversary, the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. In the half millennium that has passed since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door at Wittenberg, the Church Universal has evolved from a body painfully divided, to one that together seeks true ecumenism through a host of expressions. The Mount Tabor Centre, a new mission of the Community of Jesus, invites you to join in celebration of the unity that continues to grow in the Church through Reformanda 2017, a three-week exploration in May 2017 of ecumenism, art and architecture in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy in May 2017.

The focus of Reformanda 2017 will be a symposium entitled “Arts and Ecumenism: Theology and the Risk of Artist Creation” to be held over three consecutive weekends in Paris, Strasbourg, and Florence, organized by Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Prof. Jerome Cottin, Father Denis Villepelet and William Dyrness. Together these passionate experts and other professionals have coordinated three fascinating weekends dedicated to the evolving visions of contemporary sacred art in the Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions.

The final week of Reformanda 2017 will be held October 2017 in New Haven, CT and Orleans, MA. This weekend will be a culmination of the exploration of sacred arts and ecumenism: a celebration of "The Word in Action, Color and Form" focusing on live expressions of creativity and expression, in both the visual and performing arts. Along with Eucharist, Evensong and the monastic liturgy of Compline, there will be live demonstration of mosaic, fresco and Gregorian chant, lecture presentations and panel discussions, an organ concert, and an exhibition of contemporary sacred art by artists Susan Kanaga and Filippo Rossi, and a fully staged production of Ralph Vaughn William's opera The Pilgrim’s Progress, performed by the internationally acclaimed choir Gloriae Dei Cantores, in the Church of the Transfiguration.

You are invited to attend and immerse yourself in the exploration and the creativity of Reformanda 17.

For additional details please go to where you will find a compete schedule of events including itinerary and registration information.








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