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Archbishop Anthony Fisher Apologizes
2018 October 06 by Veronica Brandt

Sparks of hope from the youth synod – an apology mentioning “unbeautiful” liturgies and witholding the Church’s treasury of prayers.

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Flos Carmeli for a Carmelite Novena
2018 July 07 by Veronica Brandt

A printable copy of the beautiful Carmelite sequence with English translation alongside. Time to practise ready for the Feast Day on July 16!

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Save the World: Build More Carmels
2018 June 10 by Veronica Brandt

Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

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Perpetual Succour Passes the Equator
2018 June 09 by Veronica Brandt

One young doctor sailing across the Pacific Ocean to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. You do meet all sorts at Mass.

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FSSP Camp in Sydney, Australia
2018 June 02 by Veronica Brandt

Living the Liturgy requires a little study. Learning Thomistic philosophy opens up new dimensions to the prayers we love so much.

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Benedictines in Tasmania a Year Already
2018 May 19 by Veronica Brandt

The Notre Dame Priory continues to attract postulants and may have found a permanent home.

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Ratchets instead of Bells for your Electric Angelus
2018 March 28 by Veronica Brandt

Remember to change any electronic bells this Friday and Saturday! Links to some good ratchet sounds included.

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Build your Music Theory Skills
2018 February 24 by Veronica Brandt

How to Finally Acquire a Musical Education While Still in College or Anywhere Else (with apologies to James V Schall)

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Towards a Standard Protocol for Frayed Ribbons
2018 February 17 by Veronica Brandt

Adding ribbons sounds like a fine idea, until they fray and come adrift. Serious bookmakers take precautions to stop ribbons fraying, but even amateurs can learn from these tips.

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Can You Sing Along to Monks?
2018 January 27 by Veronica Brandt

A video to supplement our local choir practices – a quick run through Missa Orbis Factor (also known as Mass XI) – the Gregorian Mass setting for Sundays during the year.

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Tweaking Linebreaks Online with Gregorio
2018 January 06 by Veronica Brandt

You CAN add linebreaks with Illuminare Score Editor. All in the browser.

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GABC Propers Tool Revisited
2017 December 30 by Veronica Brandt

A major shortcut to preparing Gregorian chant propers and ordinaries.

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Epiphany Proclamation 2018
2017 December 23 by Veronica Brandt

Fifteen years typing up the Proclamation of Moveable Feasts!

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Not That Gaudete
2017 December 16 by Veronica Brandt

A simple misunderstanding that arises with new choir members who are aware of the Christmas Carol called Gaudete and that the Third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday.

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Online Advent Calendars 2017
2017 December 09 by Veronica Brandt

What do you use to countdown to Christmas?

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Tantum Ergo Comically Misunderstood in Italian
2017 December 02 by Veronica Brandt

Tantum Ergo or Canta Merlo? A bit of fun with Italian and Latin.

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Sing Salve Regina in Your Rosary
2017 November 25 by Veronica Brandt

A good chant to begin with. Print a copy with interlinear translation and join with one of the best known chants from the Church Universal.

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Christus Vincit - Christ Conquers
2017 October 14 by Veronica Brandt

A little more on the triumphal chant inspired from Roman victory celebrations.

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Corda Pia - A Franciscan Hymn
2017 September 30 by Veronica Brandt

A really old hymn commemorating the Stigmata of St Francis of Assisi.

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How Much Latin Do You Need?
2017 September 23 by Veronica Brandt

How to learn to read 20% of the Missale Romanum – forget “Amo, Amas, Amat” – dive into the most frequently used words.

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