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The Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

The soft breeze wafts over the mountain.  The verdant pastures bloom below, opening wide to the views of greenery and foliage.  A small cloud appears on the horizon, portending rain after the long drought.   554 more words

Gregorian Chant


Blessing every blade of the quadrangle’s green,
every echoed footfall against cloister stone—
worn smooth by repercussion of the known,
habitual hours, ritual callings to convene— 125 more words


O Blest Creator of the Light

I have typeset a translation of the vespers hymn Lucis Creator optime (attributed to St. Gregory the Great, 6th century) with its traditonal Gregorian melody (as in the 1934 Antiphonale  Monasticum). 41 more words

Dream Rodeo - Chant and Meditation Vol. 1

At Rivity Records we love to support lifeworks.  Producer, Jon Gillespie,  has humbly and diligently spent years engineering, producing and arranging his continuous masterpiece, Dream Rodeo… 116 more words


Spring Camino 2014: A Tale Of Two Caminos

I met Dan McCarthy when I was walking the Camino Francais from the Spanish border with Spain to Santiago De Compostela in October 2012.  Dan was back in 2013 and guested the Spring Camino blogs here in 2013.   1,549 more words

Camino Francais

“The perfect voter has a smile but no eyes . . .” (Denise Duhamel)

In the fall of 1968 I wandered into the Democratic Party Headquarters on Euclid Avenue in Upland, CA, headquarters for the western part of San Bernardino County. 1,505 more words


The Romance Tongue

And when I say Romance, I mean as in relating to Rome, as in the Roman tongue, aka: Latin.

The Roman Catholic Church still uses Latin today. 620 more words