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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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"Although the Mass contains much instruction for the faithful, it has nevertheless not seemed expedient to the fathers that it be celebrated everywhere in the vernacular. The holy synod commands pastors and everyone who has the care of souls to explain frequently during the celebration of the Masses, either themselves or through others, some of the things that are read in the Mass, and among other things to expound some mystery of this most Holy Sacrifice, especially on Sundays and feastdays."
— Council of Trent, XII:8 (1562)
05 • Lalemant Interviews: Fr. Guy Nicholls
published 23 May 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

ATERSHED CONTINUES in this fifth installment of the Lalemant Interviews, a series designed to bring about a greater awareness of the Mass Propers. Oratorian Father Guy Nicholls, an internationally-renowned expert on Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony, speaks about the Mass Propers and many other subjects.


Fr. Nicholls is the director of a new Sacred music institute:

      * *  Blessed John Henry Newman Institute of Liturgical Music [website]

To access all the Lalemant Interviews conducted so far, click here.