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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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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)

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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.