Review: “The Secret of Saint THÉRÈSE”

If you already know and love St. Thérèse, or you would like to learn more about her, you will want to watch this film. This beautiful DVD knits together the stories of twelve ordinary people with the life of the hidden saint of Liseux. Get a sneak peek into the Carmel of Liseux, where the Little Flower lived and where she died. Get a picture into the life of a young girl whose love story has become the reason so many people are drawn to her. Thérèse makes the call to holiness accessible to the most ordinary person.

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You can purchase the dvd from Ignatius press here.

Blessing of Vestments

Being Holy Thursday, I thought it appropriate to bless my gold Solemn Mass set in anticipation of our Solemn High Mass on Easter Sunday. You may have seen pictures of me with my two deacons vested for Christmas Mass. Now I have the complete set. Pictures below. When using the Roman Ritual, the book contains both the Latin and the vernacular, however, under Summorum Pontificum, one must use the Latin. The vernacular is present for reference purposes.

 

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The Roman Ritual

The vestments laid out for the blessing.

The vestments laid out for the blessing.

The dalmatic is the proper vesture for a deacon. Included is the stole and maniple.

The dalmatic is the proper vesture for a deacon. Included is the stole and maniple.

The chasuble is the proper vesture for a priest. Included is the stole and maniple.

The chasuble is the proper vesture for a priest. Included is the stole and maniple.

The tunic is the proper vesture for a subdeacon. Included is the stole (if the one serving is a cleric) and maniple.

The tunic is the proper vesture for a subdeacon. Included is the stole (if the one serving is a cleric) and maniple.

The humeral veil is worn by  the subdeacon while he holds the paten during the recitation of the Roman .Canon.

The humeral veil is worn by the subdeacon while he holds the paten during the recitation of the Roman Canon.

The cope is worn by the priest for the asperges (sprinkling rite) at the beginning of High Mass.

The cope is worn by the priest for the asperges (sprinkling rite) at the beginning of High Mass.

The cope and humeral veil are also used by the priest during Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and for Eucharistic Processions.

 

 

iPadre #326 – Confess directly to God?

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In this episode, I’ll share my homily for the 4th Sunday Of Lent. In it, I talk about the Sacrament of Penance. I will also give you an update on what’s happening in my neck of the woods.

– “Just Let Go” by Laura Clapp
Guide to the Sacrament of Penance


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iPadre #325 – Persecution of Christians

There is an intense persecution of Christians throughout the world, from beheadings to mocking comments. How can we respond and what should we do?

– “King of My Suffering” by Darrell Smith
– A global problem: Anti-Christian harassment around the world by Lisa Brass
List of terrorist attacks against Christians
Way of the Cross for Persecuted Christians


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They’ve done it again! Easter at Ephesus

The Benedictines of Mary have come out with another beautiful album: “Easter at Ephesus.”

Benedictines of Mary return with their contemplative, strikingly beautiful and spiritually uplifting new recording, Easter at Ephesus, to be released March 3, 2015 on De Montfort Music/Decca. The 27-track album features a seasonal array of glorious chants and exhilarating hymns for Eastertide with the unearthly and highly acclaimed voices of the nuns that have inspired audiences throughout the world. Easter at Ephesus marks their fourth major release, following their chart-topping albums Advent at EphesusAngels and Saints at Ephesus and Lent at Ephesus, which crowned Billboard’s Top Traditional Classical Albums for 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively.

The Benedictines of Mary were also named Billboard’s Top Traditional Classical Album Artist of 2014, for the third year in a row. De Montfort Music, AimHigher Recordings and the Benedictines of Mary also accounted for three of the Top 5 Traditional Classical Album Imprints of last year, further evidence of their resonance with consumers across America and a welcome antidote to today’s more gimmick oriented pop stars.

The Sisters have received accolades from CBS Sunday Morning, AP, EWTN, NPR, Rome Reports, Wall Street Journal, CatholicTV, Vatican Radio, Good Morning America, USA Today, Salt & Light and beyond.

Highlights from Easter At Ephesus include well known hymns with signature new arrangements of: “The Clouds of Night,” “Jesus Christ is Ris’n Today,” “This is the Day,” as well as exquisite artistic gems: “Alle Psallite Cum Luya” and “Oculus Non Vidit.” The Sisters once again provide selections serving to bring hearts closer to the season as they accompany the listener from Easter through Pentecost with angelic renditions of “Ascendit Deus” with text from Offertory of Ascension Thursday, as well as tracks such as Ravanello’s “Pascha Nostrum” from the Communion Verse for Easter Sunday Mass. The Sisters also included Palestrina selections as well as their own original compositions such as the hauntingly beautiful “Queen of Priests.”
Easter at Ephesus was produced by 11 time Grammy Award-winning producer Christopher Alder.
The album features a 12-page booklet with original artwork and all the lyrics in English (Latin songs are translated in English, as well). The booklet also will be available digitally with the album on iTunes. For pre-order and additional information: www.DeMontfortMusic.com

There is a great video.