Music and Faith….

Lots of folks have mentioned they saw me in the “What Women Want” section of the local Trib. Yup, it’s me. It’s nice to be noticed. And, since I am singing so much at Corpus Christi lately, I guess all complaints about the music are now directed at myself…good for the humility factor, that’s for sure….

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Why do I like all those old hymns so much?

Catholics seem to be known for their spectacularly banal worship “style.” I am one of those begging for more Gregorian chant, or English chant, or just plain old hymns.

It reminds me that the faith is ancient, and the struggle is an old one, and that God is still God in the heavens, and He still loves me and that salvation is possible because of Jesus. I need that, boy, do I ever need that!

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Parce Domine

Spare us Lord. I love the addition of a medieval instrument in this rendition. Great for Lenten meditation.

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Making Ashes Out of You and Me |Blogs | NCRegister.com

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What a shame that Ash Wednesday comes but once a year. For many of us, that’s the only opportunity…  

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Catholic schools’ secret: love

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These days much of my life is decided by two nuns. My children spend their days with them. My nights and weekends are largely determined by the sports and dances…

Kristen McGuire‘s insight:

This article is about his respect and admiration for the two nuns who run McGurn’s daughters’ Catholic schools. Love to see this portrayal of women in charge.

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Attende Domine

This was the first Latin hymn for Lent I ever heard, I think at St. Matthew Cathedral in downtown Washington, DC….many, many years ago….

it still gives me chills.

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Novena to Blessed Emilie Gamelin

This is for you Colette!

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Bl Emelie GamelinEmilie Gamelin was the foundress of the Sisters of Providence, who started the University of Great Falls (where hubby works) in the midst of the Great Depression. When we first moved here to Montana, our home in Wisconsin did not sell for over a year. Sister Mary Kay Nealen gave us this novena – and I have given it to several others…and while I still am a huge lover of all things St. Joseph, I have to say, Blessed Emilie was the one who we were asking to pray with us when the darn thing finally sold. So, give her a try – if you check out her life story, she knew what it was to rely on God’s providence when all looks lost. She loved the poor with confident hope. And, if you happen to get a miracle through her intercession, then contact these nice nuns here.

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