Two hymns with the same opening line, but very different content. A mystery rewrite symptomatic of an avoidance of personal contrition.
Enjoy this treasure trove of organ music from almost 400 years ago! Plus a few highlights from along the way.
Sparks of hope from the youth synod – an apology mentioning “unbeautiful” liturgies and witholding the Church’s treasury of prayers.
A printable copy of the beautiful Carmelite sequence with English translation alongside. Time to practise ready for the Feast Day on July 16!
Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
One young doctor sailing across the Pacific Ocean to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. You do meet all sorts at Mass.
Living the Liturgy requires a little study. Learning Thomistic philosophy opens up new dimensions to the prayers we love so much.
The Notre Dame Priory continues to attract postulants and may have found a permanent home.
Remember to change any electronic bells this Friday and Saturday! Links to some good ratchet sounds included.
How to Finally Acquire a Musical Education While Still in College or Anywhere Else (with apologies to James V Schall)
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.
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.
You CAN add linebreaks with Illuminare Score Editor. All in the browser.
A major shortcut to preparing Gregorian chant propers and ordinaries.
Fifteen years typing up the Proclamation of Moveable Feasts!
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.
What do you use to countdown to Christmas?
Tantum Ergo or Canta Merlo? A bit of fun with Italian and Latin.
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.
A little more on the triumphal chant inspired from Roman victory celebrations.