Study Day Via Pulchritudinis 2023 in Antwerp

Via Pulchritudinis 2022-23

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 Sunday, October 15th, 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium.


At 11:30 a.m. Solemn Mass sung in Latin (according to the missal of Saint Paul VI) will be celebrated in the Saint James church (Sint-Jacob, Sint-Jacobsstraat 9) of Antwerp. The choir and singing school Lux Amoris will enhance the liturgy with Gregorian and polyphonic chant. Free access.

Following the Mass, at 13:00 p.m. a lunch will be served nearby the church, at the school De Dames (@ € 25 pp, € 16.50 for students), Lange Nieuwstraat 74: a bread meal with a bowl of soup. You need to register (see below) for lunch and workshops or conference.

After lunch, at 2:30 p.m., at the school De Dames (@ € 20 pp, Lange Nieuwstraat 74) or in the rooms of the Saint James church, workshops on Gregorian chant will take place, led by experts of the Lux Amoris School. Or, at the same time, M. Lieven Gorissen will give a conference in Dutch about “The Papal Zouaves and 150 Years of the Pro Petri Sede Alliance in Antwerp” for those who are more interested.

The access to the workshops and conference is included in the registration for lunch. Those who are not registered are invited to give a voluntary contribution for the workshops or the conference into the appropriate baskets.

Finally, at 4:30 p.m., in the Saint James church (Sint-Jacob, Sint-Jacobsstraat 9), short adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament. Free access.


Registration must happen preferably before October 10th, 2023. You can do this by bank transfer to the account of the VWHLL (see address below), IBAN: BE97 8900 2429 0649, BIC: VDSP BE91. Don’t forget to mention the number of persons for the bread meal with a bowl of soup (€ 25 per person, € 16.50 for students) and your level of knowledge of Gregorian chant (beginner, skilled, expert) if you want to attend the workshops.
Registration is necessary for lunch.