Advent Update

Happy New Liturgical Year!!! Unfortunately, we are not able to organize sung Vespers at St. Monica and St. Blaise this season.   With praying Vespers during Advent and Lent for the past 3 years, I’m going to miss coming together to chant the psalms, along with meditating on the O Antiphons in preparation for the birthContinue reading “Advent Update”

May 10th – Ascension Thursday

Reminder:  Class will be held in the Youth Room (bottom floor) in Founder’s Hall.  Let me know if you plan to join us after attending the 7pm Mass at St. Monica’s. Here is what to expect: We will begin with the Pater Noster, for which I will hand out the music, but I will notContinue reading “May 10th – Ascension Thursday”

Psalm 21(22)

I know, I’ve already given you a lot of lectures to enrich our prayer, but I’m hoping you will be open to one more. This lecture (also with the ICC – no, they’re not paying me) was given last Sunday.  It places Christ’s reference to Psalm 22 within the larger context of His humanity/temptation/suffering/hope. HaveContinue reading “Psalm 21(22)”

Why pray the Psalms?

The Liturgy of the Hours is the means by which the Church has continued the prayer life God established through Israel. In praying the Psalms (poetry which Jesus, Mary, and every other member of Israel would have memorized and prayed regularly), we ask God to prepare us as He did His chosen people, learning toContinue reading “Why pray the Psalms?”