Liturgical Music

The trumpet's mighty blast

Posted on April 12, 2020
Alleluia! Alleluia! Blessed Jesus, May your glory be our portion, when the days of time are past, and the dead shall be awakened by the trumpet's mighty blast! Click here to enjoy the trumpets ... Christ...

Stabat Mater

Posted on April 10, 2020
The Stabat Mater tells of a sorrowful mother at the foot of the cross where her child has died. Research indicates that the Stabat Mater was sung at a Dominican convent in Bologna, Italy as early as the 13th...

Shout clear and loud, Hosanna!

Posted on April 4, 2020
From the Gospel of Matthew on Palm Sunday we read: A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that both went ahead of him and...

In ways everlasting

Posted on March 28, 2020
The text below is offered for reflection, perhaps with music linked here. O God, I know you are near, standing always at my side. You guard me from the foe, and you lead me in ways everlasting. Let...

This season calls us

Posted on March 14, 2020
It was ten years ago yesterday that I made my final oblation at St. Benedict Monastery in Oxford, Michigan. The time spent there as an oblate was fruitful indeed, as by both word and deed, the monks and oblates first...

When Lents have ceased

Posted on March 7, 2020
The 10th century text Nunc Tempus Acceptabile is based on the part of Paul's letter to the Corinthians which is read every Ash Wednesday (2 Corinthians 5:20 - 6:2). As is common with Latin, the text is known by its...

These has he carried

Posted on February 29, 2020
Let us begin the season of Lent with a reflection on Isaiah 53:4. It was set to music by Antonio Lotti in the 17th century and is sung with the English text here by the Benedictine Sisters of Erie Monastery Schola....

Valiant is her name

Posted on February 15, 2020
When this song was a part of Morning Prayer recently I knew I wanted to post it. The Feast of Saint Scholastica seemed to be in the air so at first I thought we were singing about her. The last verse really caught my...

Music, Divine

Posted on September 21, 2019
Isn’t it always the way? While searching for some references online for a class, one thing led to another and I stumbled upon The Divine Music Project. What a treasure it is! The introduction states that the “website...

Canticle in Philippians

Posted on August 10, 2019
Office books
Recall that a canticle is a little song which includes Scripture other than that of the Book of Psalms. A canticle that has spoken to me over the years is the canticle in St Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (2:6-11)....

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