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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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"The Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

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A simplified Offertory for Pentecost
published 31 May 2014 by Veronica Brandt

Simpler offertory for Pentecost ENTECOST IS CLOSE, SO CLOSE! This feast tends to get overlooked, at least in my meagre experience. After the crazy exertions of the Sacred Triduum we tend to collapse and lay low for a while before realising that another big feast is upon us.

So far we have a good grasp of the Introit and the Communion antiphons, but usually psalm tone the Offertory. Until now.

“Confirma hoc” is also used as an antiphon for Matins of Pentecost and for Confirmations. Ahah! I will use this simple antiphon for Mass! Or so I thought until I saw a few words missing. So close!

Here is a recording aimed at Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form:

So I have taken the liberty of inserting the extra words and fudging a little extra tune. What do you think?

Download HERE