The Northeastern Regional Conference was sponsored by ten chapters of UVA: UV Berkshires, Boston, Brooklyn, Bronx, Cape Cod, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Rochester, Syracuse, and Westchester. These ten chapters also bought His Excellency Bp. Rifan a new pontifical ring which was presented to him by Fr. Santos at vespers on Friday.

The conference weekend was a truly a blessed experience for all who attended. The speakers gave insightful and inspiring talks, and all of the liturgies were incredibly beautiful, including the pontifical High Mass, which was celebrated from the throne with the permission of Bishop Tobin of Providence. The weekend would not have been possible without the kind permission of Father Santos of Holy Name of Jesus Church, who opened his church and school for the events. A special "thank you" is extended with much affection to Allen Maynard, host of the conference and president of UV RI and also to his wife Wendy and her crew who did a wonderful job of providing food for the attendees.

Monday, October 31, 2005

"Get Behind Me, Satan."

Father Wilson has announced that the title of his paper is "Get Behind Me, Satan."

Mt 16: 21-23; Mk 8: 31-33; Lk 9: 22
From that time on, Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. " Never, Lord! " he said. " This shall never happen to you! " Jesus turned to Peter, " Get behind me, Satan. You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but of the things of men. "

Friday, October 21, 2005

UVA Conference in the media

A press release for the conference is available here (with a photo attachment)and Catholic News Agency covered the story in this article. Catholic.org has a news release on the conference, as well.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Congratulations to Fra Freddy Crichton-Stuart

The UVA Conference Committee would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Fra Freddy on his recent election to President of Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce (FIUV). Fra Freddy has had a long history of support for the traditional Latin Mass: he first joined Una Voce Scotland in 1996, becoming secretary in 2000. In 2002, he became Councillor and Senior Vice-President FIUV – and now in October 2005 he has been elected to the Federation’s highest office: President. Fra Freddy is also a Knight of the Order of Malta and took his Solemn Vows in 1965. He is currently Chancellor of the Grand Priory of England. We look forward to welcoming the new president of FIUV to the United States at the UVA conference. (Photo: Bp. Rifan and Fra Freddy at Juventutem, Bavaria 2005)

Friday, October 14, 2005

Airport Shuttle

For those arriving at the airport for the conference, this shuttle service is available to the Marriott. Shuttles leave from the airport every hour on the hour, and arrive at the hotel at 32 minutes past the hour. The price is $9 each way.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Babysitting Services for the Conference

We have received requests from some attendees who are interested in having babysitting services provided at the conference. We are in the process of arranging this and would like to hear from anyone who is coming and would like to have such a service provided. If you are coming to the conference and have children, please email or call us with the details so that we can arrange a situation that works well for everyone.