A booklet in PDF to download, plus a flashcard set and a slight digression into Lego(R).
“There can be no doubt that it will conduce very much to the devotion and decorum of extra-liturgical worship and popular services to have one common manual of Hymns, which at once offers a suitable variety and prevents the undesirable introduction of amateur efforts and unedifying novelties.”
Two approaches to learning a little Latin language for praying with understanding.
Wherein Veronica rails against the public perception of traditional Church music and hopes to break down barriers to unleash the joy planted by musicians of earlier ages.
When the going gets tough, the liturgy of the hours puts things in perspective.
Planting the seeds for liturgical reform with a new book of old hymns.
Hymns are influential, popular and full of history and trivial details, making a fertile ground for susceptible personalities to develop their geekish tendencies.
Importing singers is the quickest way to get good music into your parish, even if it is only for one occasion.
Book review: Forty Dreams Of St. John Bosco: From St. John Bosco’s Biographical Memoirs
“Great importance is to be attached to the teaching and practice of music in seminaries, in the novitiates and houses of study of religious of both sexes, and also in other Catholic institutions and schools. To impart this instruction, teachers are to be carefully trained and put in charge of the teaching of sacred music.”
A pastoral letter from Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Paramatta.
“Every hour of worship should represent at least two hours of structured preparation at a time and place apart from the congregation.”
Inspiration for enkindling a love of the Mass in the next generation from a booklet over 50 years old.
Our little choir usually psalm tones the Offertory. Until now.
Is selling raffle tickets a form of almsgiving? Or is it more like begging? Or is it just playing a game?
Dies Irae, Day of Wrath, a 13th century hymn that just won’t die.
A booklet for Compline, 95% finished, ready for Holy Week.
You need to have even just a little bit of understanding to help you love something. You can’t love what you don’t know.
Free download, a hymnbook from 1952, the organ edition, simplified Latin propers, English hymns, especially one for St Patrick for Monday!
Renewing the adventure of exploring Gregorian chant by making recordings.