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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

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Did you know Lasso suffered from depression?
published 26 June 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

ID YOU KNOW THAT Orlando Lassus required treatment for depression, which at that time was called melancholia hypochondriaca?

Here’s an article by Michael Procter about Lassus:

Lasso’s Aphorisms of Life and Death

His piece contains many beautiful reflections about the transience of life and the necessity of putting all our faith in God. Here’s an excerpt:

In the last hour all things shall perish:
trumpet, flute and harp, sports, theatre
and dance, chant and descant.