About this blogger:
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.
Connect on Facebook:
Connect on Twitter:
“Some of our younger parish clergy read their sermons. This should not be done except for some very special reason. The priest who is not capable of preparing and delivering a brief, clear instruction on Catholic teaching to his people is not fit to be in parish work. The people as a rule do not want to listen to a sermon reader.”
— Archbishop of Baltimore (9 July 1929)

ABOUT US  |  OUR HEADER  |  ARCHIVE
Catena Legionis in Gregorian Chant
published 16 September 2017 by Veronica Brandt

Legio Mariae HE LEGION OF MARY is a treasure trove for students of Latin. They have adapted many Roman symbols and ideas into a Catholic organization ready to take over the world.

Most of the Legionaries’ prayers are made up of the Rosary, but after that comes the Catena or chain, made up of the Magnificat with an Antiphon from the Song of Songs:

Who is she who cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array.

They conclude this part with the Collect from the Mass of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces.

So, for someone coming from a background of Sung Vespers, this is a prayer crying out to be sung!

    * *  Catena Legionis PDF : 4 A5 pages – print 2up for a booklet

And here is a quick recording of the antiphon to get you started reading the music.