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Father Gabriel Lalemant won the crown the martyrdom on 17 March 1649. The smallest and most delicate in health among all the Jesuit missionaries, he had in six months won, by his iron will and unwavering determination, a martyr's end, in companionship with the spiritual and physical giant of the missions, Jean de Brébeuf.
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Much of the beauty of the older forms was lost and the hymns did not really become classical. We have reason to hope that the present reform of the breviary will also give us back the old form of the hymns. But meanwhile it seems necessary to keep the later text. This is the one best known, it is given in all hymnbooks and is still the only authorized form. Only in one case have we printed the older text of a hymn, number 57, “Urbs Jerusalem.” The modern form of this begins: “Caelestis urbs Jerusalem.” But in this case the people who changed it in the seventeenth century did not even keep its metre; so the later version cannot be sung to the old, exceedingly beautiful tune.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)

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A Prayer For The Mission of CCW
published 23 February 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

A beautiful prayer was written for CCW by Fr. David Friel:

LMIGHTY GOD, We approach You as servants―servants of Your will and servants of the sacred liturgy. How grateful we are for the opportunity to give You praise.

Make us united in our work so that we can effectively accomplish the good You have established for us to do. Give us clarity so that we may proceed in the way that will bring You the most honor. Grant us humility to recognize Your will and sufficient courage to submit ourselves to it.

You, Father, are the great Artist of creation. In You, therefore, we find our highest model and our perfect end. Make us good artists, good stewards, and good disciples.

We invoke the intercession of the North American Jesuit martyrs, too. As you profited their labors with the conversion of souls, so now, in our time, use the work of the Corpus Christi Watershed to draw many souls to You, Who are Truth and Goodness and Beauty, Itself.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.