Widely advertised in the blogosphere, it was a great success and a fun time had by all. My only worry was keeping up with the pace!
An amazing array of speakers, including Fr Aidan Nichols OP, Fr Luiz Ruscillo from Lancaster, John Pontifex from ACN....who gave me one of their books.
More children called Anslem than is usual in these parts and general merriment all round.
The website is still up and running with good stuff on it too.
Bashing Secularism has a proper press release and a picture.
Lacrimarum Valle, also has a very informative write up.
Fr Tim, though not there in person, is of course the Parish Priest of the organisers, as well as a number of the participants.
Leutgeb, well she was in the organ loft with a Harrison & Harrison Organ from Durham (where else?) and a fine selection of former pupils and unsuspecting conference participants who were charmed by others more charming than I (Anna Marie) into offering their musical services.
From what I could hear over the din I was making, people were in very fine voice and we sang such hymns as Hail Queen of Heaven, Immaculate Mary, Praise to the Holiest, Faith of our Fathers. At Communion we sang Franck Panis Angelicus on Sat and Mozart Ave Verum on Sun, plus Tantum Ergo, O Salutaris Hostia and the Salve Regina at Benediction, and some movements from the Missa de angelis. There was quite a bit of silence too.