We’re pleased to see the increasing interest in our 2019 Conference on the Anglican Tradition in the Catholic Church in Toronto November 15th & 16th. Please register as early as you can to secure a spot. It is going to be an exciting time of beautiful liturgies, great talks, and opportunities for fellowship with fellow ordinariate members and other Catholics interested in our Anglican patrimony.
We have some very exciting news about our keynote speaker that we will reveal in the coming days. [Updated: the keynote news can be found here] Unfortunately, Fr Christopher Phillips, our original keynote, has had to send his regrets. As he has commented on his facebook page, “I thought I’d be able to take part in the Anglicanorum Coetibus conference in Toronto, but alas, I’ve decided I’m not going to be able to make the trip. I know there will be some who will be disappointed, but believe me, if I felt able to travel I would. After a tough year, including some time in the hospital, I realize I’m just not up to doing it. Please… know that I’m grateful for your understanding and prayers..” We are disappointed that he won’t be able to speak at the upcoming conference, as we had initially hoped.
Fr Phillips is a highly respected figure in the ordinariate community and is much loved in Canada, having been a source of great encouragement to our congregations when the ordinariate was still in formation. He was also a speaker at the Mississauga conference on the ordinariate hosted by Cardinal Collins back in 2011. We wish Fr Phillips all the best and thank him for his ongoing support for the Society, the ordinariates, and the Anglican patrimony.
With all that said, we are delighted to have confirmed a new keynote speaker and we will be making a full announcement along with further details in the coming days. Stay tuned!