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Events: Una Voce Ventura Conference
at Thomas Aquinas College

Una Voce Ventura (Ventura County, Southern California) announces its 2011 Conference.

 Conference 2011

Conference: "Applying the Fruits of the Extraordinary Rite to Family Life" The manifest fruits of the Mass of Ages can provide a solid foundation for the spiritual life of your family. In this one-day conference, our two distinguished speakers will address what Catholic families can do and gain from a deeper appreciation of the traditional Latin Mass. Deep experience has shown that the reverence, solemnity, quiet and beauty of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite can produce rich spiritual growth and foster the formation of saints. Download the flyer and registration form
Saturday, September 10, 2011
9 am - 3 pm

Thomas Aquinas College
10000 Ojai Road, Santa Paula, California

List of nearby accommodations - Hotels near Santa Paula
Featured Speakers
Father James Fryar, FSSP is a priest of the Fraternity of St. Peter, and chaplain of the Confraternity of St. Peter. He broadcasts a Mass weekly from his Parish in Sarasota, Florida on the internet. He has conducted numerous pilgrimages and retreats.
Dr. Thomas Kaiser is a tutor at Thomas Aquinas College where he received his BA in liberal arts and subsequently his Ph.D. in Biology at the University of California at Los Angeles. His interest is in philosophy and theology, especially in the philosophy of nature.
Leo Raab, President of Una Voce Ventura, will moderate the program and introduce the speakers.
8:00 am      Check-In
9:00 am      Confessions (before and after Mass)
9:30 am      Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Sancta Missa)*
                     Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel
10:30 am    Refreshments
11:00 am    Place of the Holy Mass in Our Daily Lives
                     The importance of the Mass and the importance we should place in the Mass,
                     and how we should live the Mass. - Fr. Fryar
12:00 pm    Lunch in Saint Joseph’s Commons
1:00 pm      Instilling a Sense of the Sacred
                     The role of sensory experience in the sacramental life. Why our Lord instituted
                     the sacraments as sensible signs to give grace and why the Church uses sensible
                     signs in worship. - Dr. Kaiser
2:00 pm      Sacraments and Sacramentals
                    How they are neglected in today’s society, and the place that they should
                    hold in our families and our lives. - Fr. Fryar
Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Download the flyer and registration form
For conference information, please call (805) 683-0196 
Off-site babysitting arrangements are available.
$40 - Individual
$70 - Married Couples
$35 - Student


  1. Gratias4:31 PM

    This will be a great conference for Traditional Catholics. Father James Fryar, FSSP, broadcasts regularly from Sarasota, Florida, and Dr. Thomas Kaiser a distinguished philosophy "Tutor" (meaning professor) at Saint Thomas Aquinas College. The Thomas Aquinas campus is beautiful, and their Chapel, where the Missa Cantata will be held is stunning, I am told.

    This would be an opportunity to enjoy a nice weekend of tourism in Southern California. Santa Paula is in the wonderful Ojai Valley, about 70 miles North of Los Angeles. If one prefers to stay at the beach, Ventura is only 20 miles from St. Thomas Aquinas college. The TLM at the old San Buenaventura Mission (every-Sunday at 1:30 pm on Main Street, Ventura) takes you half way to Heaven.

  2. "Deep experience has shown that the reverence, solemnity, quiet and beauty of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite can produce rich spiritual growth and foster the formation of saints."


    She has produced the greatest number of Saints since around 33AD.

    Although I must admit that the NO has produced one luminary: Matthew Fox, author of Whee! We, Wee.

    Let's all raise a glass to the Great One for his "banal, on the spot" NO!

    If you want your kids to be future saints (as I do with my five) keep them from the NO, and immerse them in the TLM, and the traditional culture of the good souls who frequent those masses.


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