Study Day Via Pulchritudinis 2021 in Antwerp

Via Pulchritudinis 2021

Imagine an aesthetic experience that hits you in the deepest of your hart and helps you to get closer to God. This is the aim of the study day of the VWHLL (which stands for Flemish Work Group of Contemporary Latin Liturgy) on Saturday November 6th, 2021 in Antwerp, Belgium.


At 11:00 a.m. Pontifical Mass sung in Latin (according to the missal of 2002), celebrated ad orientem, in the Saint James church (Sint-Jacob, Lange Nieuwstraat 73) of Antwerp celebrated by the Most Reverend Jean-Pierre Delville, bishop of Liège, and enhanced by the choir Lux Amoris. Free access.

At 12:30 p.m. a lunch will be served nearby the church: a hot meal in restaurant Rubens Inn (@ € 70 pp, Wapper 17), or a bread meal with a bowl of soup at the school De Dames (@ € 20 pp, Lange Nieuwstraat 74). Registration (see below) is necessary for lunch and conference.

At 2:00 p.m., in the Hall of Mirrors of the Royal Palace (Meir 50, first floor) conference in Dutch by Monsignor Delville about “The Mass in Latin according to the current teaching of the Church”. A translated text in French will be available. The access to the conference is included in the registration for lunch. Those who are not registered for the conference are invited to make a voluntary contribution into the appropriate baskets.

At 4:00 p.m., in the Saint Catarina church (Beguinage, Rodestraat 39), Gregorian pontifical vespers by the choir Lux Amoris. Free access.


Registration must happen preferably before November 1st, 2021, by bank transfer to the account of the VWHLL (see address below), IBAN: BE97 8900 2429 0649, BIC: VDSP BE91, mentioning the number of persons for:

  • hot meal (€ 70 per person)
  • bread meal with a bowl of soup (€ 20 per person)

Registration is necessary for lunch.