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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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The soul is distracted from that which is sung by a chant that is employed for the purpose of giving pleasure. But if the singer chant for the sake of devotion, he pays more attention to what he says, both because he lingers more thereon, and because, as Augustine remarks (Confess. x, 33), “each affection of our spirit, according to its variety, has its own appropriate measure in the voice, and singing, by some hidden correspondence wherewith it is stirred.” The same applies to the hearers, for even if some of them understand not what is sung, yet they understand why it is sung, namely, for God's glory: and this is enough to arouse their devotion.
— St. Thomas Aquinas

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Cardinal Burke, Maestro Charles Cole, A Great Blog
published 27 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

UR READERS NEED to be aware of the personal Blog of conductor Charles Cole: charlescole.com. One of the leading choral conductors alive today (if not the most prominent), Mæstro Cole is also a gifted scholar, photographer, and renowned organist. He’s giving a concert 13 April 2013 at Notre Dame, Paris, and we are so pleased to see the Bach Eb Fugue (“St. Anne”) on the program. The picture you see on the right was taken in a private audience [url] his choir boys had with Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Mæstro Cole’s choir was mentioned by name in one of Pope Benedict XVI’s final public appearances. Bravo!

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