Magnificat Pronunciation

We introduced the Canticle of Mary in Latin this past Friday, which we will continue using for the remaining Lenten Vespers.  Although the melody will change each week, getting a handle on the pronunciation will make a world of difference.  Here is a wonderful video I came across to help with this endeavor: [Please note:... Continue Reading →

Magnificat

We are coming up to Friday in the Third Week of Lent; half-way through our time in the desert (there are five weeks in Lent, not including Holy Week).  This Friday, we will be meeting at St. Mary's Cemetery Chapel for the Prep class at 6, and with Vespers starting at 7:15ish (I'm aiming to... Continue Reading →

Resource for meditation

Hi all, I just thought it might be helpful to offer one of the resources I consult for meditating on the Psalms.  I have been using this site, which organized the reflections given by St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on the Psalms of Morning and Evening Prayer into a very handy format.... Continue Reading →

Friday after Ash Wednesday

Hello all, I'm looking forward to getting together this Friday for Vespers.  We have the preparation class at 6 pm in Mary's room, and Vespers will begin in the Church shortly after the 7 pm Stations of the Cross has finished.  I will get all of the important stuff out of the way by 6:50,... Continue Reading →

To sum up…

Thank you all for taking part in praying Vespers during this Advent season!  I just wanted to share a closing reflection, also taken from The Seven Bells of Bethlehem: Giving an overview of the Antiphon titles: "As Wisdom He is known to us through His teaching.  As Adonai (Lord), His personal identity is revealed as... Continue Reading →

Getting closer to Christmas!

Thank you all for taking part in praying Vespers these past few weeks!  It is wonderful to see some new faces and to share in this joyful preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord.  I just wanted to offer a few things before we conclude our time together this season:  If you are wondering where... Continue Reading →

Just some helpful videos

Hi everyone! The First Sunday of Advent is coming up, so I wanted to share some videos to help you become familiar with parts that may be a little more difficult.  Please keep in mind: the purpose of Vespers is prayer - it is okay that we do not sound like a perfectly trained choir.... Continue Reading →

Friday – Fourth Week of Lent

Hey everyone, There are a few adjustments we will make in order to better fit with the Living Stations.  The  preparation class is being moved to one of the classrooms on the bottom floor of Founders Hall so that we wont have to move in the middle of practice.  There will be signs to help... Continue Reading →

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