Gloriosa’ festival celebrates
3 evenings of art, prayer, music
Three evenings of prayer, art and music are scheduled
Feb. 8-10 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light as part of this year’s
Lux Gloriosa (Glorious light).
“Those Who See Light,” an evening of prayer and reflection
celebrating the spirit of Oakland’s first Cathedral, St. Francis
de Sales, will take place in the Cathedral of Christ the Light at 7:30
p.m. Feb. 8. The Most Rev. John Cummins, bishop emeritus of Oakland; the
Rev. E. Donald Osuna, former rector of the Oakland cathedral; and other
ministers from Oakland’s first cathedral, including Sister Maureen
Delaney, SNJM, and John McDonnell, will be among the participants.
A complimentary reception will follow the event. During the reception,
Father Osuna will sign copies of his memoir about the first cathedral,
“How Awesome Is This Place!”
Artist and liturgical designer Marirose Jelicich will speak in the Cathedral
at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Jelicich is among the artists who were involved in
the creation of the sacred art and furnishings for the Cathedral of Christ
the Light. A complimentary reception will follow the event.
Free-will offerings may be made at the first two events. Tickets are required
for the closing event.
The Lux Gloriosa events conclude at 8 p.m. Feb. 10, when the Oakland Interfaith
Gospel Choir, under the direction of Terrance Kelly, performs traditional
and contemporary black gospel music and spirituals in the cathedral. Choir
members from parishes throughout the diocese will join the choir for this
concert. For ticket information, see www.ctlcathedral.org.
Donation is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Concert-goers who are under
12 will be admitted at no cost. A complimentary reception will follow