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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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“How can we enter into this interior disposition except by turning physically—all together, priest and faithful—toward the Lord who comes, toward the East symbolized by the apse where the cross is enthroned? The outward orientation leads us to the interior orientation that it symbolizes. Since apostolic times, Christians have been familiar with this way of praying. It is not a matter of celebrating with one’s back to the people or facing them, but toward the East, «ad Dominum», toward the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship (October 2016)

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Have you heard of St Clelia?
published 5 December 2015 by Veronica Brandt

St Clelia Barbieri HE TRIALS OF THIS WORLD are hardly to be compared with the joys to come – including the joy of singing with the Saints!

Reading Andrew’s post on St John Paul II’s singing voice reminded me of a recent saint whose voice joins in with her sisters in singing the Divine Office around the world. You can read about St Clelia Barbieri here with a focus on the miraculous.

There is also a fantastic sermon on St Clelia and appreciating the liturgy accompanied by helpful photos below. You might recognise the voice from Audio Sancto.