Also - planning is underway for Lenten Vespers at St. Monica's and St. Blaise. Be sure to check back for more information.
I just wanted to extend an extra "Thank you" to everyone who took part in Advent Vespers this past season. It has been wonderful preparing for the joy of Christmas with all of you! There is a good possibility we will be able to offer Vespers during Lent at both locations, so keep an eye... Continue Reading →
I came across this article on New Liturgical Movement about the O antiphons... http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2018/12/a-medieval-liturgical-commentary-on-o.html ...the article presents some additional information regarding how the O antiphons were incorporated in prayer during the medieval times. What I found particularly interesting was that in the monastery, they would assign individuals to intone the antiphon for that day based... Continue Reading →
Hey everyone! Here is the schedule for this week: Gaudete Sunday (16th) at St. Monica's - 6:30 prep class, followed by 7:30 Vespers Monday (17th) through Sunday (23rd) at St. Blaise - starting at 7:30 each evening, we will have a brief reflection on the Old Testament title for the Messiah presented in the O... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone! We just completed our first evenings at St. Monica's and St. Blaise with many returning and new participants. The first week is always a bit rusty (especially for me), but everything will become more comfortable as we go along. In Week II, I will explain a bit more about how to understand square... Continue Reading →
Here is a little introductory video that you might find helpful. It gives you an overview of the Liturgy of the Hours and where Vespers fits within the prayer. If it still seems a bit foreign, just show up to one of the evenings and see how it goes. Feel free to ask me questions... Continue Reading →
Hey everyone! I'm excited we will be offering more opportunities to chant Vespers this season. We will be at St. Monica's on Sundays (Dec 2, 9, 16), and at St. Blaise on Wednesdays (Dec 5, 12) and for the O Antiphon days (Dec 17-23). Visit the About page for the Church addresses. A preparation... Continue Reading →
Hello! I just wanted to share a quick note that the 7pm All Souls Day Mass at St. Monica's will be chanted this year. The chant will be in the Ordinary Form with both English and Latin, so it will be a bit more comfortable for individuals who are not accustomed to a chanted Mass. ... Continue Reading →