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“One would be straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to its primitive table form; were he to want black excluded as a color for the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifix so designed that the divine Redeemer's body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; and lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See.”
— Ven. Pope Pius XII (20 November 1947)
Bishop Gracida Prays The Rosary On CD
published 15 May 2011 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Most Reverend Bishop René H. Gracida Prays The Sorrowful Mysteries Of The Rosary (Accompanied By Sacred Music)
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This 60-minute compact disc contains a beautifully-produced recording of His Excellency, Bishop René H. Gracida, praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Also included are reflections and meditations (two for each decade). In the background, sacred music is played. Also included are pieces in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Mary Magdalen, who stood at the foot of the Cross. Sacred music played on this CD comes from various sources, including Sacred Music Colloquium XIX .

1. Vexilla Regis (Lee Gwozdz) 1:34
2. Introduction (Bishop Gracida) 5:25
3. Creed 2:00
4. Meditation 1:05
5. 1st Sorrowful Mystery 3:35
6. 2nd Sorrowful Mystery 4:20
7. 3rd Sorrowful Mystery 4:28
8. 4th Sorrowful Mystery 5:36
9. 5th Sorrowful Mystery 5:05
10. Hail Holy Queen 2:50
11. Ave Maria (Bruckner) 3:30
12. Ave Maria (Ravanello) 1:30
13. Introit: Tibi dixit cor meum (Corpus Christi Schola Cantorum) 2:12
14. Polyphonic Verset: Kýrie Eléison (based on Victoria’s Ave Maris Stella) 0:42
15. Kýrie Eléison (soloist: Lina Franco) 2:48
16. Gospel Acclamation in honor of St. Charles Garnier (soloist: Ashley Gonzales) 2:48
17. 3-voice Sanctus based on Dufay 1:30
18. Communion for St. Mary Magdalen (Lalemant) 2:37
19. Adorámus Te, Christe (Dubois) 3:40
20. Pater Supérni Lúminis (based on Victoria) 4:40

CD Cover Art by James K. Ridley