A first-time event for monastics is scheduled for July 17 - 21, 2007 in Yankton, South Dakota! Monastic Liturgy Forum (MLF) and Benedictine Musicians of the Americas (BMA) will, for the first time, gather together in conference to discuss the changing realities within our communities and how these are affecting liturgical celebrations. Fewer and aging members, more guests, larger age gaps between younger and older community members, priest shortages: these are a few of the realities that have changed the way some liturgies are prepared and celebrated.
Members of the MLF and BMA have formed a committee to design the 2007 conference. We believe the meeting will be much more useful if we have in advance specific information about what, if any, modifications communities have made to adjust to changes in the assembly and ministers. Input from your community will greatly help to make this gathering productive. Please give answers to questions below and make any clarifying comments that you think could be useful. Thank you for your time, dedication to prayer and taking this survey online.
The MLF and BMA Convention Committee
You can obtain a printed copy of the survey by writing to
Holy Cross Monastery
9920 N. Major Dr.
Beaumont, TX 77713-7618
Benedictine Musicians of the Americas *
Monastic Liturgy Forum