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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
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Pope Francis Goes To Confession
published 26 August 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

UCHARISTIC ADORATION is important to those associated with CCW, and we were glad to read that Pope Francis “draws strength from praying the rosary each day and from praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament each night.”

Here is more information that may be of interest:

Pope Francis, who often talks about the beauty of God’s mercy and the sacrament of confession, told the crowd about one confession that he said changed his life.

“It was Sept. 21, 1953. I was almost 17 years old,” he said. In Argentina, it was the first day of spring. He said he felt the need to go to confession and entered his parish church where there was a priest he had never met before.

“I found someone waiting for me,” he said. “I don’t know what had happened, I don’t remember why that priest was there or why I felt the need to confess, but the truth is, that someone was waiting for me and had been waiting a while.”

“After that confession, I felt something had changed. I wasn’t the same,” he said. “It was like a voice, I felt a call; I was convinced I had to become a priest.”   [source]