Patrick Torsell does a great job as Music Director of Mater Dei parish, and FSSP parish in Harrisburg PA.
In his latest video he addresses a question which I have been asked and offers a good response.Continue reading “Why does the organist play after Mass?”
Still basking in the graces of the visit of the relics of St Therese to Scotland, we arrive today at her feast day (traditional calendar). As someone who has a particularly liturgical prayer life, I often look to the Mass and the Office for insights into the spiritual complexion of a feast.Continue reading “Chant Analysis: The Feast of St Therese”
Amazon is clever and has got to know me over the last few years. She is so astute, in fact, that she suggested James MacMillan’s autobiography to me before it was even available. As a music student I was aware of MacMillan’s work and came across some of his liturgical music. Even before I became Catholic, I had excitedly shared his earth-shattering Tu Es Petrus with friends around the time of Pope Benedict’s visit in 2010. The first time I sang chant as at the Musica Sacra day in 2014, the year before I was received into the Church. In some ways, MacMillan has influenced me more than I had realised.Continue reading “James MacMillan: A Scots Song, A Life of Music”
One of the most astounding elements of the Catholic faith, for me, is Biblical Typology. As a protestant who knew all of the stories and little of the meaning, discovering this, particularly in praying the psalms, added to the veracity of the Catholic Church’s claims to be the One True Church, the new Israel.Continue reading “Incense: Its meaning in the Sacred Liturgy”