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Rev. J. Philip Horrigan

Rev. J. Philip Horrigan
Adjunct Professor
S.T.B., St. Paul University; M.Ed. Queens University; M.Th. Jesuit School of Theology

J. Philip (Phil) Horrigan is a presbyter of the Archdiocese of Kingston Ontario.

He has a Bachelor in Theology (S.T.B.) from St. Paul University, Ottawa; a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario; a graduate degree in Theology (M. Th.),  from the Institute for Spirituality and Worship at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley CA., and received his Doctorate of Ministry (liturgical studies) at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is the former director of the Department for Art and Architecture in the Office for Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Chicago, a position he held for 12½ years.

In this capacity he acted as a liturgical consultant/resource person for all the new church building and renovation projects for the Archdiocese, and chaired the Diocesan Commission on Church Art and Architecture. He is an adjunct instructor in the Word and Worship department at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago.

Since 2009 he has developed his ministry as a liturgical design consultant and maintains a number of consulting projects in Canada and the United States, both with Roman Catholic and Lutheran congregations. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops on various topics related to the building and renovation of worship spaces, as well as issues on the liturgical environment, the history and components of liturgical design,  sacramental theology, the spiritual and ecclesial dimensions of liturgical ministries, and the pastoral implications of liturgical rituals, documents and praxis. He has written a number of articles for liturgical publications and preached parish missions on the spirituality of liturgical space. His particular interest is understanding and exploring the relationship between ritual space and ritual event.