Daily Archives: 13 March 2011

GILM 56: The Psalmist

I know you liturgical musicians were wondering if we were going to get to psalmists, cantors, and all. Here we go. One section: 56. The psalmist, or cantor of the psalm, is responsible for singing, responsorially or directly, the chants … Continue reading

Posted in General Introduction to the Lectionary, post-conciliar liturgy documents, Scripture | 2 Comments

Satellite Imagination: Before Kuiper’s Belt

As we read in the last edition of this series, Seth Nicholson’s satellite discoveries spanned nearly four decades. Let’s dial the clock back a bit from the discovery of his last, Jupiter XII, and take stock of the situation just … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy, Satellite Imagination | 1 Comment

Lenten Gospel Acclamation

I’ve written Lenten Gospel Acclamations over the years. This is the ninth in the series, rendered by some of our parish musicians. What fit the cycle B and C verses pretty well doesn’t fit the “A” set quite as neatly. … Continue reading

Posted in Todd's music | Leave a comment

Merton on Lent

Thomas Merton gives a reminder about last Wednesday and today: As some may be surprised to learn, Ash Wednesday is not the beginning of Lent, but only the beginning of the Lenten fast. What does it mean that the forty … Continue reading

Posted in spirituality | 1 Comment

GILM 55: A Three-Fold Preparation

55. “It is necessary that those who exercise the ministry of reader, even if they have not received institution, be truly suited and carefully prepared, so that the faithful may develop a warm and living love for Sacred Scripture from … Continue reading

Posted in General Introduction to the Lectionary, post-conciliar liturgy documents, Scripture | Leave a comment

Endurance

A thought from St Francis de Sales: The spirit cannot endure the body when overfed, but, if underfed, the body cannot endure the spirit.

Posted in spirituality | Leave a comment