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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 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

Epiphany Proclamation 2018
published 23 December 2017 by Veronica Brandt

Adoration of the Magi HRISTMAS MEANS many things to many people. Some are preparing roast turkey, duck or goose (or all three!) Some are practising Christmas Carols. Some are sending dozens of Christmas Cards to friends and relatives.

As Christmas approaches I am typing up the Epiphany Proclamation.

It doesn’t take long once I get around to it. Often there are little quirks owing to developments in the software over the intervening months. It can be frustrating, but overall it gives that warm glow of a job well done. Or is that just the weather here?

I HEREBY ANNOUNCE the release of the Proclamation of Moveable Feasts for 2018.

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Merry Christmas!