Love Catholic Liturgical Calendars? Check Out the 2016 Dominican Rite Calendar

I am  sharing this exciting post from the Brevarium S.O.P. blog.. The creator of the blog is a traditional third-order Dominican, and the blog focuses on the Traditional Dominican Rite & breviary. Have you ever seen a Catholic liturgical calendar that is a Dominican Rite calendar? What is the Dominican Rite? The Dominican rite is … Read more

A Convert’s Thanks

A Convert’s Thanks You heard my cry A cry imperceptible to my own ears A cry which arose from the depths of a void A void expanding into my soul and my flesh A missing piece of a puzzle, that you held in your hands You waited while I barreled through life, searching Feeling so … Read more

Motet: Ave Maria by Jacques Arcadelt

A beautiful Marian motet: Ave Maria by Jacques Arcadelt Ave Maria Gratia plena Maria, gratia plena Maria, gratia plena Ave, ave dominus Dominus tecum Benedicta tu in mulieribus Et benedictus Et benedictus fructus ventris Ventris tuae, Jesus. Ave Maria Ave Maria Mater Dei Ora pro nobis peccatoribus Ora pro nobis Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus … Read more

Polyphony: Jesu Rex Admirabilis by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

This simple, but beautiful piece was written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594), an Italian composer of Renaissance music. Palestrina is a giant in polyphonic music. I love him and hope you love him too. Even if you don’t, I’m posting lots of Palestrina! Enjoy!   Jesu, rex admirabilis et triumphator nobilis, dulcedo ineffabilis, totus … Read more

The Asperges Rite in the Traditional Latin Mass

One of my favorite ceremonies in the Traditional Latin Mass (although it technically occurs before the Mass starts) is the Asperges, which is sung in all seasons except for Easter and Palm Sunday. During this rite, the priest walks down the aisle and  blesses the faithful with Holy Water.   The Holy Water reminds of our baptism … Read more