Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Nineteenth International Eucharisitic Congress 1908 (London)

The papers of the Congress are a fascinating read. (see post below)

One often thinks of the reign of St Pope Pius X as a time of the struggle against Modernism. One thinks that theologians were fearful of saying anything out of place. Yet the quality of the papers is high. Many of the papers are in French reflecting the contributions of many French theologians to the Conference.

In the papers are photographs of some of the distinguished "great and the good" of the Catholic Church of the time who attended the Congress. I suppose that they are wearing the Court dress which they wore in the procession of the Saturday. It must have still been a splendid and colourful procession.

Unfortunately I`m in Richmond and I`m not at my own pc and cannot upload pics but well worth having a look.