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Ave Maria and the Duchess

Well, America now has a real live Duchess.   What a beautiful wedding!  What outstanding hats!  Besides the dress (!) and that Tiara (also a !) was some magnificent music the last number, performed by Cellist Sheku Kanneth-Mason and the orchestra, was “Ave Maria.”  That, of course, reminded me of when our Guys sang the hymn in 2014 at the Senate Christmas Concert.  60 more words
Il Volo

Mary, Mother of the Church

Monday, May 21, 2018

Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/052118.cfm

Today, in Mercy, we celebrate the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. It is a day to honor Mary for giving life to Jesus for the sake of all humanity. 119 more words


Those Hats and the Reverend.

The bride’s mother’s hat was about the only one passing the mustard. We had a nice share of Fish and Chips at the local pub. I asked Helvi; ‘shall we go the whole hog and buy a full bottle, it works out cheaper.’  ‘Yes, sure, we might as well,  she replied. 508 more words

Gerard Oosterman

Virgin of the Immaculate Conception

Virgin of the Immaculate Conception
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Oil on canvas (ca. 1670)

Murillo was one of Spain's greatest 17th-century painters, known for his atmospheric renderings of religious scenes. 104 more words

Hail Mary

On this blessed Mother’s Day, I can’t stop thinking about one of my all-time favorite icons–the Madonna. Our blessed Virgen Mary. Imagine getting that news. 141 more words


Getting ready for the first class...

It may be helpful to have a idea of what to expect for our first class on May 3rd.  We will have two prayers through which the basics for chant and Latin pronunciation will be introduced.  168 more words



Hail, Mary,

full of grace,

the Lord is with thee:

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, 52 more words