“If you knew how quickly people would forget you after your death, you would not seek to please anyone but God during your life.” —Saint John Chrysostom
The exchange with Diane Montagna was caught on video! Jeff Ostrowski also includes two personal stories of exclusion.
When the bell rang (signaling examination of conscience) all the seminarians would immediately drop their pencils, even if they were in the middle of writing a sentence.
It’s been decided to bring that particular series to a close. However…
People like Deacon Francis give me hope!
“It is all too easy to be lured away from a common-sense interpretation of the oldest sources by the siren song of beautiful, polished performances according to some other style.” —Patrick Williams
A printable page of collect conclusions in Latin and English. Enjoy!
One of the things that surprised me was how many traditional choir programs had begun popping up all around the country.
My thesis on how Dom Mocquereau relates to other theories of musical rhythm is now available for download.
A congregational booklet requested by Mr. Seth Bauer.
Non-rhyming hymns are certainly a strong temptation since they’re so much easier to compose.
On 21 September 2023, composers Dan Schutte, Roc O’Connor, and Bob Dufford stood in the Sanctuary of Old St. Patrick’s Church…
“The time is ripe to reconsider the contributions of Fr. Jan Vollaerts to Gregorian musicology.” —Patrick Williams
They have embraced a certain opinion about matters and will never change—not even on their deathbed.
“Reading deliberate ‘nuances’ into normal variations in handwriting is a solution in search of a problem.” —Patrick Williams