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“Our Christian people regard with great joy everything that contributes to the splendor of the ceremonies. Jesus—who was poor in His private life—received ointment on His feet. See Thomas Aquinas (Prima Secundae, q. 102, art. 5, ad 10) and the holy Curé of Ars. The Church has always loved beautiful churches, and so forth. We must preserve our sacred patrimony and make sure sacred objects do not become secular possessions.”
— Abbot & Council Father denouncing “noble simplicity” during Vatican II

Veronica Brandt
published 16 January 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

ERONICA BRANDT holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education. Her mother was a keen member of her local parish choir and singing was a part of everyday life. Her grandfather had a fondness for the Latin Mass, as well as a keen interest in apologetics. Somehow this mixed together to bring her to the periphery of the choir of the Maternal Heart of Mary Church, Lewisham. (

The Engineering degree introduced her to an arcane typesetting system called TeX, which turned out to be useful for typing up Gregorian chant. Soon Veronica ended up typing music for different groups and thereby learning much about Gregorian chant.

She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia with her husband Peter and five children. More about her adventures in homeschooling, knitting and her husband’s drawings can be found at

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