Monastero di Bose
Ufficio Nazionale per i beni culturali ecclesiastici e l’edilizia di culto – Cei
Consiglio Nazionale Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori

XVIth International Liturgical Conference
Concepts of cathedrals, experiences of communities

BOSE, 31 May - 2 June 2018


Thursday, 31 May

Opening of the Conference

Enzo Bianchi, Founder of Bose
Valerio Pennasso, Director of the National Office for the Church’s Cultural Patrimony and of the National Service for Construction of Buildings of Worship
Giuseppe Cappochin, President of the National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects, and Conservators

Living stones
Liturgical space for a synodal Church
Joris Geldhof, Catholic University, Leuven


House, basilica, cathedral
Models of community in the history of architecture
Sible De Blaauw, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Cities and changes
Churches and perspectives of urban sociology
Mario Abis, Free University of Languages and Communication, Milan

Friday, 1 June


The life of cathedrals
Liturgical adaptation and community life
Erio Castellucci, Archbishop of Modena-Nonantola

The sign of the cathedral
Goffredo Boselli, Liturgist, Bose


Churches of nearness
The experience of the “Maisons d’Église”
Gilles Drouin, Institut Supérieur de Liturgie-ICP, Paris

A new cathedral?
Project for the adaptation of the Berlin Cathedral
Richard Vosko, Liturgical design consultant, New York

Saturday, 2 June

Spaces of gratuity
Architecture and human measure
Patrizia Di Monte, Architect, Zaragoza

The cathedral as a metaphor of architecture
Mario Botta, Architect, Mendriso

Concluding theses
Albert Gerhards, Seminar für Liturgiewissenschaft, Bonn University