Bishop Brennan selected the version by Fulton J. Sheen. He began weeping (towards the final station) because of their beauty and poignancy.
Bishop Fulton J Sheen
As late as 1924, Dom Mocquereau mentioned Dom Desrocquettes “whose beautiful and discreet accompaniments I hear every day at Solesmes.”
Could 1% of Catholics? Or even fewer than that?
Musicians can have a stronger voice than even the legendary Fulton J. Sheen!
Our singers really love this one…
Fulton J. Sheen told a story about a man who bumped into Abraham Lincoln yelling: “Get out of my way, you big ugly lummox!”
Dr. Luca Ricossa has made a YouTube recording of this Sequence!
If there’s a more beautiful setting of this text, I don’t know what it could be.
Fulton J. Sheen reminded us: “Many a pontiff goes through life without making a single infallible decision … not one.”
A USCCB statement: singing psalms at Mass “may create problems” … ?
The Fulton J. Sheen Missal (1961) does something rather puzzling…
“Once there were lost islands, but most of them have been found…”
Including a wonderful hymn for the Ascension.
In the early XIXth century the Duke of Wellington, speaking of infantry battles, is said to have exclaimed, “All soldiers run away. The good ones come back.”
…praying the holy rosary with his office staff.