The first principle of the Ordinariate is then about Christian unity. St. Basil the Great, the Church’s greatest ecumenist, literally expended his life on the work of building bridges between orthodox brethren who shared a common faith, but who had become separated from one another in a Church badly fragmented by heresy and controversy. He taught that the work of Christian unity requires deliberate and ceaseless effort...St. Basil often talked with yearning about the archaia agape, the ancient love of the apostolic community, so rarely seen in the Church of his day. This love, he taught, is a visible sign that the Holy Spirit is indeed present and active, and it is absolutely essential for the health of the Church.

- Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Homily on the Occasion of his Formal Institution as Ordinary

Friday, January 4, 2013

US Ordinariate announces details on February 2-3 Symposium

A symposium to commemorate the first anniversary of the
Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
February 2-3, 2013

Registration of $25.00 required per each attendee for February 2nd events. To register online, visit Eventbrite.

Archbishop Gerhard Müller
Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

HOTEL INFORMATION: Rooms have been reserved for the Ordinariate at the following hotels:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
7625 Katy Freeway (I-10)
Houston, Texas 77024
$89.00 single or double occupancy
Block code for online reservations: OSP.

Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria Area
7611 Katy Freeway (I-10)
Houston, TX 77024
$99.00 single occupancy
$109.00 double occupancy
Block will be released on January 18, 2013
Block code for online reservations: CSP

PARKING: On Saturday, shuttle service will be available from the hotels and from special satellite parking next to Our Lady of Walsingham Church, 7809 Shadyvilla Lane, Houston, Texas 77055.

Please note that parking will not be available at the seminary.


Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
St. Mary’s Seminary
9845 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024

8:30 a.m. Check-in, Nold Hall Auditorium.

9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions.

“The Ecclesiology of Anglicanorum coetibus”
Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the
Doctrine of the Faith.

10:45 a.m. Break.

11:00 a.m. Greetings from Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston

“The Ordinariate’s Mission: Evangelization”
Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Ecclesiastical Delegate for
Anglicanorum coetibus in the United States.

12:00 p.m. Casual Lunch. Box lunches included in the registration fee.

1:30 p.m. “The Ordinariate’s Mission: Liturgy”
Msgr. Steven Lopes,
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Secretary to
the Anglicanae Traditiones Commission.

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Responses:

Bishop Kevin Vann, Bishop of the Diocese of Orange and
Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision

Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, Ordinary
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the
Doctrine of the Faith.

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2012 (Open to everyone. Registration not required.)

9:00 a.m. Concelebrated Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1111 St. Joseph Parkway at San Jacinto, Houston, Texas 77002

4:30 p.m. Solemn Evensong and Procession to the Shrine, Our Lady of Walsingham.
7809 Shadyvilla Lane, Houston, Texas 77055


  1. Not related, but again another ordinariate group for the rubric:

    + Pax et Bonum

  2. Thank you Don Henri. I've added the group to the sidebar.