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All Souls 2020

Sarum Mass of All Souls, a sorely needed consolation in our time of anxiety and being reminded of our mortality. The vestments are believed to have been discarded by a church in Avignon in the 1970’s and they were given … Continue reading

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Requiem aeternam

This is the version completed by Franz Xavier Suessmayr This text, along with all the musical settings it inspired, speaks of terror, anguish, grief – but yet peace, hope and serenity in the face of our own mortality and our … Continue reading

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As we remember our loved ones…

Another year goes by, and we have celebrated the feast of All Hallows. My wife and niece came to Mass yesterday, and the homily took the form of a dialogue. The origin of these two days in the liturgical calendar … Continue reading

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