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The General Dance

For the world and time are the dance of the Lord in emptiness. The silence of the spheres is the music of a wedding feast. The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in […]


Sacred Music and Religious Music, a Distinction

I hope you’ll read Paul Jernberg’s In Depth Analysis on The Logos of Sacred Music. By way of introduction, let me note that Jernberg’s presentation is made all the more relevant by a recent essay by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, Singing the Mass, which has been published in several places, most notably by our favorite […]


Keeping Friends in Today’s Culture

[With] the younger generation, …. Happiness is achieved by having not only a circle of friends but also the technology that enables constant communication with them. Text messages and mobile phone calls, emails and social networking websites, these are essential parts of this friendship culture. As well as holding friends together, this personal communications technology […]


Cloistered Benedictine nuns to make Gregorian chant album for Universal Music

Avignon, France, Jul 27, 2010 / 06:07 am (CNA).- An order of cloistered Benedictine nuns in France has signed a deal with Universal Music to produce an album of Gregorian chant. The abbess said that after time in prayer the nuns decided the effort could touch people’s lives. The nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame […]


Benedictine Sisters’ Love of Music Results in CD Recording

WASHINGTON: July 27, 2009 – Catholic News Service. A pair of Benedictine sisters in Minnesota, both in their 70s, aren’t afraid of trying new things: They learned how to record a CD — and are using a blog to promote it. The CD is “Sisters in Sync,” performed by Sister Ellen Cotone, who played both […]