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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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Freedom of Spirit
published 28 June 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

I was waiting in front of a gate at the airport when I heard a violin. There was a shabby character paying country western music. I thought he was soliciting but his case was closed and there was no tin cup. After awhile a few people began to sway and clap. Most paid no attention since they were glued to their iPhones.

Even though country western is not my favorite kind of music I loved this guys freedom of spirit. Between tunes he said he was bored and figured why not do his thing. I praised him greatly and dropped on him some adages about God and music such as “I bet your guardian angel is thrilled when you do this for us. Since 9/11 the airports are so tense.”

It reminded me a little about these You-tubes about opera singers at the Mall peforming for free. So wonderful.

We need money to survive, of course, but anything we can do for free is such a sign of the kingdom.

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