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Bring the Institute to You

The Liturgical Institute's faculty is available for presentations for your group or parish. Please contact the Institute for further information at 847.837.4542 or contact us by e-mail.


Fr. Douglas Martis is the Director of the Liturgical Institute. His areas of expertise include sacramental theology, liturgical reform, Church legislation, and the theology of sacred music and ritual prayer. He is the editor of the Mundelein Psalter, which has spread throughout the nation and encouraged the public chanting of the Liturgy of the Hours.

Dr. Lynne Boughton received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Fordham University and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. She is currently a visiting faculty member at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and has published numerous articles in scholarly journals of theological and biblical research Her specializations are in Intellectual History, Ethics, and Biblical Studies. She is currently completing a book-length study of the Biblical Foundations of the Sacraments.

Mr. Christopher Carstens is Visiting Lecturer at the Liturgical Institute and the Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. With degrees in philosophy and liturgical studies as well as dozens of presentations on his resume, he is prepared to speak on the Church's liturgical documents and legislation, music, lay ministry preparation and training, and the Eucharist.

Fr. Dennis Gill is the Director of of the Office for Worship in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and has graduate degrees in Sacred Liturgy. He is prepared to talk on the topics of liturgical theology, sacramental theology, the initiation of adults, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and liturgical music. He is presently completing a theological and liturgical companion to the Bishops' document, Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship.

Dr. Denis McNamara is Assistant Director and faculty member at the Liturgical Institute. He is an architectural historian and liturgical consultant with specialties in the current-day revival of traditional church art and architecture, the history of American church design, classicism, the theology of Beauty, and the liturgical reforms of the 20th century. He is the author of Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago(2005) and Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy (2009). His newest book, How To Read Churches, appeared in March of 2011.


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