Sunday, December 30, 2007

Chamber of Saint Sister Faustina

Reconstruction of chamber of holy sister Faustina Kowalska in Divine Mercy Shrine in Plock (Poland). Near the Market Square is the Divine Mercy Shrine which is a destination for many religious pilgrims. On February 22nd, 1931 Sister Faustyna Kowalska experienced her first vision of the image of Merciful Jesus here. She was later canonized by Pope John II. The museum of Saint Sister Faustyna was created in commemoration of her 100th birthday anniversary.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

St. Philips Boys Choir sing Live.

Merry Christmas

Ave Maria and The Song of Bernadette (1943)

This video consists of "Ave Maria" sung by the wonderful Perry Como, accompanied by images from the movie "The Song of Bernadette." The movie won Jennifer Jones, who played St. Bernadette Soubirous, an Academy Award.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Vespers in a Benedictine Abbey

Catholic Office of Vespers at Christmas Day at the benedictine Abbey of Our Lady of Assumption in São Paulo, Brazil. The video shows the entrance procession, introduction to the office and the Hymn.

Val Doonican with Angel Voices - On The Way To Bethlehem

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey - a ruined Cistercian monastery on the banks of the River Wye, in the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Creche Construction Time Lapse

A time lapse of the construction of the Christmas creche at the Friary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Griswold, CT

Sunday, December 16, 2007

St Mary's Abbey

Religious sisters at Sunday evening prayer and benediction in St.Mary's Abbey, Glencairn, near Lismore,Co. Waterford,Ireland.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Life of Cistercian Nuns

The Cistercian Nuns of Prairie du Sac lead a cloistered life. This slideshow gives a glimpse of the daily life of these Wisconsin nuns. Photos by Sam Lucero.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

World of Solitude -Grande Chartreuse/1964

5 additional minutes of 17:22 min. Documentary first ever filming inside the Carthusian Monastery in French alps. 1964

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tridentine Missa Cantata (Sung Latin Mass) for the Last Sunday after Pentecost

Missa Cantata, or sung Low Mass, offered on the Last Sunday after Pentecost at the Roman Catholic (SSPX) Parish of St. Nicholas of ... all » Chardonnet in Paris, France.

Friday, November 23, 2007

"Viva Cristo Rey", "Long live Christ the King!"

The Cristero Rebellion (1926-1929): Plutarco Elias Calles enforces laws aimed at destroying the influence of the Catholic Church in Mexican Life. The factions of a corrupt Government are carried out by a violent army. The federales brutally murder those who oppose the anti-Catholic laws.

On this video you will see Mexican defenders of the Catholic Faith from this era described above. Members of the Cristeros who are still alive describe what it was like when they fought against an army formed by an evil government whose aim was to extinguish the fires of Catholicism in the hearts of the Mexican people. There are some photos of violence on this video- may not be for children nor those who are sensitive to brutality. However, we post this lest we forget.....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Libera - Ave Maria

Libera performing Ave Maria with solo by Conor O'Donnell and Tom Cully. This

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Camino de Santiago: Ruta de los Templarios

En este vídeo se muestran tres sitios cuya historia está de alguna manera ligada a la Orden de los Pobres Caballeros de Cristo (mejor conocida como la orden de los Caballeros templarios); a saber, el monasterio de San Juan de la Peña, en Aragón, y la iglesia de Santa María de Eunate y el pueblo de Puente la Reina en Navarra.

Los tres se encuentran sobre el camino a Santiago de Compostela, lo cual les confiere un interés especial por ser éste un camino iniciático.

El monasterio de San Juan de la Peña data del siglo XI; sin embargo, fue construido sobre otro mucho más antiguo que data del siglo VIII. De esa primera construcción sobrevive la iglesia baja o hispánica, cuyos frescos (o lo que queda de ellos) aparecen en el vídeo.

Es la leyenda del Santo Grial lo que liga a los Templarios con este monasterio pues, según la misma, el Santo Grial fue custodiado aquí de 1071 a 1399.

La Ermita de Santa María de Eunate en Navarra fue edificada siguiendo como modelo la planta octagonal de la ermita de Omar en Jerusalén. El mismo modelo también fue utilizado en la construcción de la Iglesia de la Vera Cruz en Segovia y en la de la Charola del Convento de Cristo en Tomar, Portugal.

Eunate significa cien (ehun) puertas (ate) en lengua vasca y hace referencia a la arquería que rodea a la ermita.

Muy cerca de Santa María de Eunate, en Puente la Reina, se encuentra una cruz muy peculiar en forma de pata de oca. Este símbolo está relacionado con el hermetismo y los cultos esotéricos con los cuales se vincula a los Templarios.

En cuanto a la musicalización, el canto polifónico que utilicé se llama "Crucem Sanctam" y es la primera melodía del disco "Le Chant des Templiers" interpretado por el Ensemble Organum.

Todas los cantos de esa grabación fueron sacados de un manuscrito del siglo XII llamado "Manuscrito del Santo Sepulcro de Jerusalén", el cual proviene de la basílica del mismo nombre, siendo sus autores de origen francés. O sea que música más original que ésta ¡no se puede pedir!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ordination of a Catholic priest

View the ancient ritual of the ordination of a Catholic priest. Few Catholics have had the opprtunity to view this moving rite with the conferring of priesthood on a man. Sacrament celebrated in the Venacular, Post-Vatican II.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Incorrupt Bodies of the Saints

Incorruptibility is the property of a body — usually a human body — that does not decompose after death. Such a body is sometimes referred to as incorrupt or incorruptible (adjective) or as an incorruptible (noun).

Incorruptibility is seen as distinct from the good preservation of a body, or mummification. Incorruptible bodies are often said to have the Odour of Sanctity, a sweet smell.

The incorrupt bodies of these saints are simply a living witness or proof to the truth of the Catholic religion as the one true faith from God, who has confirmed the testimony of the Church in the great miracles he has worked through it's saints

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Soeur Sourire -- 'Les pieds de missionaires'

This is a collage of some of her LP's.
Featured song is 'Les pieds de missionaires'.
Singing Nun
Soeur Sourire

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mother Teresa's words of Love

In memory of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa's words of Love.
Peace begins with a smile....

Monday, October 15, 2007

Help Us Raise Funds When You Sell & Shop on eBay!

There are more ways than ever to show your support for Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Hermitage! This November, eBay Giving Works (eBay’s dedicated program for charity listings), will be shining a Spotlight on Global Poverty. eBay is encouraging everyone to raise money for organizations helping to lift people out of poverty, including Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Hermitage!

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Beginning of Love Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa speaks of Love; the begining and the children.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

Sainte Therese De Lisieux

“Therese de Lisieux: A Leap to Grandeur,” which was written and directed by Fabrice Maze. It is a French production, but for anyone who knows Therese’s story, it is quite easy to follow along.

Source de plusieurs miracles par son intercession Sainte Thérèse est l’une des plus grandes saintes de ses derniers siècles. Sainte Thérèse est sainte, patronne secondaire de la France, docteur de l'Église et ainsi patronne des Missions comme Saint François d’assise

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ukraine: Emerging from the Catacombs

Emerging from the Catacombs - Ukraine
A Seven Part Series

This video tells the history of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine. It makes use of film footage from both the present and the past (especially the Communist treatment) to tell how this part of the Catholic Church survived, even though it was officially abolished by being merged into the Russian Orthodox Church. This video tells a truly spell-binding story that holds the viewer's attention throughout.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Chaplet of Saint Michael

The Chaplet of Saint Michael - EWTN - Mother Angelica

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tribute to the Christians of Iraq

Images of the suffering of Iraqi Christians with a hymn in Aramaic (the language of Christ). You are in our prayers

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Being Your Brother's Keeper

Father Corapi talks about being my brothers keeper

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Return of the Poor Clare Sisters to Sandomierz

Sandomierz News from August 18th, 2007.
Poor Clare Sisters return to Sandomierz after 750 years of absence.
Sandomierskie wiadomości z 18 sierpnia.
Siostry zakonne Klaryski powróciły do Sandomierz po 750 latach.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Quarr Benedictine Abbey

'Quarr Abbey which is a Roman Catholic monastery: the home of Benedictine monks. The community at Quarr seek to live a life centred on the worship of God, work and prayer and fellowship. Several times a day the monks gather together to pray the psalms, listen to the Word of God and celebrate Holy Mass in the beautiful yet also austere church. You are welcome to this house of prayer and share with the community in the celebration of Divine Worship or simply to spend a few moments in prayer and silent meditation. Quarr Abbey seeks to be a place of peace so that all who come to it may find the peace of Christ in their hearts, for it is only the peace which Christ Jesus brings that is the source of true happiness.'


Sunday, September 9, 2007

Jesus and Moses Went Golfing

Dr. Ray Guarendi tells a joke about Jesus and Moses golfing. He then makes a point about the birth control pill and the Catholic teaching about contraception. These are excerpts from his DVD "Why Be Catholic?"

Sunday, September 2, 2007

God In The Streets of New York City

Eucharistic procession though the streets of New York City

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Mozart - Ave verum corpus - Vienna boys choir

This is just the vocal score, it doesn't have any silences or rests

Mozart's final completed sacred work was written on 17 June 1791, for the feast of Corpus Christi at the request of Anton Stoll, choirmaster at Baden where Mozart was visiting with his wife Constanze.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Therese of Lisieux Original Movie Soundtrack

Sister Marie Therese Sokol combines her talents and experience as composer and professional cellist with her life in a Carmelite monastery. After receiving a degree in Music Performance from Indiana University and performing with the Omaha, Winnipeg and Vancouver Symphonies, she decided to leave it all behind to become a cloistered nun. "Little did I know when I entered the monastery, what opportunities for musical composition and performance would present themselves. THERESE has been a labor of love, and the score is an integral part of this beautiful film."

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Monastery of Christ in the Desert

Christ in the Desert is a monastery deep in the high sierras in north west New Mexico of Benedictine monks. This video shows some areas of the monastery.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Traditional Latin Low Mass - Transfiguration

Traditional Latin (Tridentine) Low Mass offered on the Feast of the Transfiguration

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Manastirea Bârsana, Maramures, România

Bârsana is one of the famous villages of Maramures historical region in Romania. Maramures is the best preserved and most original ethnographical region in Europe.

Characteristic for Maramures are the ancestral songs and costumes and the wood architecture, here a real civilisation in wood existing.

În Bârsana had existed an important Orthodox monastery between the 14th century and 1791.

The today monastery was refounded in 1993. The three wood churches are historical monuments dating from 17-18th century. One of them is the original church of the ancient monastery.

The new buildings of the monastery have been build by the local peasants in Maramures traditional architectural style. Everything is in wood.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pope John Paul II at Holy Martyrs Chicago 1979

Pope John Paul II at Holy Martyrs Chicago 1979

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Grand Tour of a Charterhouse

The grand tour of the English Charterhouse.

As you see this clip, two questions come to mind. Did he have permission to film? and why does he starts with Russian Orthodox chant?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

St. Hugh's Charterhouse Cell

Parkminster's Cells.

Not the music I would have chosen at all...but at least you can have a view inside of a cell.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Parkminister Corpus Christi Thursday

This is a Corpus Christi Procession at a Carthusian Monastery.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor - Dies Irae

John Eliot Gardiner conducts the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. This performance was filmed at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona in Dec. 1991.

A Requiem Mass in the Roman Catholic tradition is a service designed to pray for the souls of the departed. The parts of the liturgy that are meant to be sung are what constitute all Requiem Mass compositions, including Mozart's.

The structure is as follows:
1. Introit
2. Kyrie
3. Sequence: a. Dies irae b. Tuba mirum c. Rex tremendae d. Recordare e. Confutatis f. Lacrimosa
4. Offertory: a. Domine Jesu Christe b. Hostias
5. Sanctus
6. Benedictus
7. Agnus Dei
8. Lux Aeterna

Mozart died before finishing the Requiem Mass, and his wife Constanze gave the task of finishing the work to a pupil of Mozart's named Süssmayr. From the Sanctus onward, the Requiem is the creation of Süssmayr, though he did use portions of the Introit and Kyrie for the Lux Aeterna.

Below is the Latin and the English translation for the Dies irae.

Dies iræ! dies illa
Day of wrath and terror looming!
Solvet sæclum in favilla
Heaven and earth to ash consuming,
Teste David cum Sibylla!
David's word and Sibyl's truth foredooming!

Quantus tremor est futurus,
What horror must invade the mind,
quando judex est venturus,
when the approaching judge shall find,
cuncta stricte discussurus!
and sift the deeds of all mankind.

Dies iræ! dies illa
Solvet sæclum in favilla
Teste David cum Sibylla!

Quantus tremor est futurus,
quando judex est venturus,
cuncta stricte discussurus!
Quantus tremor est futurus,
Dies iræ! dies illa
Quantus tremor est futurus,
Dies iræ! dies illa
Quantus tremor est futurus,
Quantus tremor est futurus,
quando judex est venturus,
cuncta stricte discussurus!
cuncta stricte discussurus!
cuncta stricte discussurus!

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Kyrie eleison
(Lord, have mercy)
Christe eleison
(Christ, have mercy)

Kyrie eleison
(AL-might ELE-i-SON)
Christie eleison
(The elect ONE ELE-i-SON)

Almight, have MERCY...
Elect One have MERCY...

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis...
(Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is HE who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest...)

* The word "mercy" is the translation of the Greek word "eleos". This word has the same ultimate root as the old Greek word for "oil", or more precisely, "olive oil". Olive oil was used extensively as a soothing agent for bruises and minor wounds. Also it was used to pour over the heads of New Kings as a symbol of divine election.
The Greek words "Kyrie, eleison" have the meaning "Lord, soothe me, comfort me, show me your steadfast LOVE...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Into Great Silence

A Catholic film.
This is a review of a man on the streets of Washington D.C. as he exits the theatre after seeing the film.

One note, the Carthusian Order does make a Vow of Silence. Though their Statutes contains a prescript to maintain silence at various times and they vow obedience to their superior to maintain these Statutes.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Eucharistic Procession at UNL

This is a Eucharistic Procession held on November 1, 2006 (All Saints Day) on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The procession was organized by the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center.

The Eucharistic procession is a centuries-old tradition in the Catholic Church. Ever since Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper, His Church has consistently taught that Christ is truly and physically present--Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity--in the Blessed Sacrament. And so, fittingly, the Eucharistic procession is a form of adoration and evangelization as Christ is presented physically for all to witness as we accompany him. The Eucharist is the greatest treasure of the Church and so the Church wishes to bring this good news to all, just as the Angel brought the good news of Christ's birth to the shepherds: "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people!" (Luke 2:10)

"Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first apostles who preached Christ and the good news of salvation in the squares of cities..." - Pope John Paul II

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia Congregation

A beautiful vocations video for the "Nashville Dominicans"

Friday, June 8, 2007

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Philotheou Monastery Mount Athos

Slideshow with pictures from Philotheou Monastery in Holy Mount Athos (Hagion Oros) with byzantine chanting.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Song of Bernadette

Sung By: Perry Como

Notre-Dame de Lourdes, in the Department of Hautes Pyrenées, France, is far-famed for the pilgrimage of which it is a centre and for the extraordinary events that have occurred and still occur there.

Adoro te devote

Andy Moss plays Adoro te devote

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Carthusian Monks in Valencia Vote

Valencia, Spain, 27 May, 2007 EFE TV
Spain voted for new local councilors and regional prime ministers.
Among other Spaniards, Carthusian monks in Valencia also voted. They
are part of the 35 million voters summoned to the ballot boxes.


Mass For Four Voices
St. Josaphat Catholic Church Detroit Michigan
4/08/07 9:30am

Saturday, June 2, 2007

God Touches A Life: Catherine Laboure

God Touches A Life: Catherine Laboure, Messenger of Mary Immaculate - EWTN

Filmed at significant locations in her life, the story moves from her birth in 1806 to her death on the last day of 1876. A childhood dream of St. Vincent de Paul determined her choice of an order, the Daughters of Charity, which he founded. It was at the Motherhouse of the order, on the Rue du Bac in Paris 1830, that she received a series of visions of the Miraculous Medal. St . Catherines sanctity is ascribed not to her visions, but to her service to the poor, and her humility. Although the visions became known through circulation of the medal, the sister to whom the Blessed Mother appeared remained nameless, until she reveal ed it to her Superior 46 years later, in the last year of her life.

Shown below in six parts:

Friday, June 1, 2007

Our Lady of the Pillar Basillica

Our Lady of the Pillar Basillica

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Regina Caeli

This is the Regina Caeli, sung in a much more solemn mode than the simple tone.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Churches in Brussels - Credo V

A sampler of the Catholic Churches in the Capital of Europe accompanied by an Exerpt of the "Missa de Angelis".

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mission in Mongolia

New catholic mission in the capital of Mongolia near the abandoned children living in the streets and the sewers.

Nouvelle mission catholique dans la capitale de la Mongolie auprès des enfants abandonnés vivant dans les rues et les égouts.

Thérèse Motion Picture Trailer

The story of a young girls romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times. The story of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary soul.

A Leonardo Defilippis Film
Starring Lindsay Younce & Leonardo Defilippis

Catholic Malta

Slide show of views of Catholic Malta


Small tour of the Vatican

Icônes / Icons Kyrie Eleison

Slide show of Icons with music, the prater Kyrie Elesion.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

History of the Catholic Church

History of the Catholic Church

Vénération des Reliques de la Passion

Reportage de Radio Silence sur la Vénération des Saintes Reliques de la Passion de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ.

Les reliques sont exposées à la vénération des fidèles le premier vendredi de chaque mois, et tous les vendredis de carême.


Report of Radio Silence on the Veneration of the Holy Relics of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus-Christ.

The relics are exposed to the veneration of faithful first Friday of each month, and every Friday of Lent.

You are my God

Capuchin(franciscan) Sisters of Nazareth

Catholic Franciscan community of women religious who are apostolic the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi and St Clare, as they followed Lord Jesus. Following the poor, humble life of the Poverello of Assisi, St. Francis, and in union with the spirit of the Capuchin branch of the Franciscan order, the sisters strive to live a joyful, simple lifestyle. So, "poor in fact but rich in spirit", they entrust themselves to Divine Providence.

L'Eucharistie : la Bombe A d'Amour

L'Eucharistie, coeur de la foi catholique. C'est la présence réelle et agissante de Jésus Christ dasn l'hostie. A son contact, guérisons et conversions. Exemple avec la fraternité Eucharistein, qui accueille des "blessés de la vie".

Son fondateur, le Père Nicolas Buttet. Jeune intellectuel promis à une belle carrière d’homme politique et d’avocat en Suisse, c’est finalement à Dieu que Nicolas Buttet a choisi de consacrer sa vie. Des couloirs du Vatican à la fondation de la Fraternité Eucharistein, en passant par une vie d’ermite dans le canton du Valais, l’homme mérite le détour.


The Eucharist, Heart of the Catholic faith. It is the real presence of Jesus Christ in the host. With contact with the Host has come cures and conversions. As is seen with the example with the Eucharist Fraternity, which accomodates "casualties of life".

Its founder, the Father Nicolas Buttet. A young intellectual promised with a beautiful career as a politician and lawyer in Switzerland. It it was finally to God that Nicolas Buttet chose to devote his life. From the corridors of the Vatican to the foundation of Eucharistein Fraternity, while living a life of hermit in the Canton of Were Worth, the man deserves the life.

Sacre Coeur

L'adoration eucharistique, temps de présence à Jésus Eucharistie qui coule en nous Lui-Même et nous guérit de tous nos maux, nous transformant en ce qu'Il Est par participation

Why am I Catholic?

Done for a Confirmation Retreat this video gives six reasons for being Catholic:
1) the Eucharist
2) the Church
3) the Sacraments
4) Mary
5) Marriage (actual and spiritual)
6) Communion of Saints.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Enter the Mystery

Vocation to holiness

Produced by Lexington,KY./and N.Y. Catholic Dioceses

Credo III

Credo III - St. Josaphat Catholic Church Detroit Michigan, 4/08/07 9:30am Tridentine Mass

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Alveda King - Latter Rain
Pro-life video, featuring Alveda King, daughter of Rev. A. D. King (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s brother). Both brothers were murdered for civil rights.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Stabat Mater

The choir of "S.Miguel da Maia" performing "Stabat Mater" by Estevão de Brito.

This is a recently formed amateur choir, whose repertoire has strong classical roots.

"Stabat Mater" is a well-known catholic hymn. It alludes to the grief and pain of Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, at the time of his Crucifixion.

The Holy Rosary

The Mystery of Prayer Part 2- The Holy Rosary

Friday, May 18, 2007

"Beatus Vir" by Monteverdi

2005 TMEA All-State Mixed Choir conducted by Simon Carrington accompained by Thomas Jaber and the Texas State Orchestra.

"Ave Maris Stella" by Kverno

2005 TMEA All-State Mixed Choir conducted by Simon Carrington accompained by Thomas Jaber

"Gloria In Excelsis Deo" by Weelkes

2005 TMEA All-State Mixed Choir conducted by Simon Carrington accompained by Thomas Jaber.

The Dark Night of the Soul

Prayer has many levels...St. John of the Cross, says it best, "I went forth without being observed, my house being now at rest"

Thursday, May 17, 2007

"Ingemisco" from Verdi's "Requiem"

Tenor F.Tenelli sings "Ingemisco" from Verdi's "Requiem".

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Solitary Prayer

Performed by Fr. Amaro Saumell
Music by Jaime Hamame
Lyrics by Fr. Amaro Saumell

Bishop Fellay Speaks Out

May 16, 2007
His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay
Superior General, Society of Saint Pius X

(His talk is presented below in ten parts)

St. Michael the Archangel

A Tribute to Pope John Paul II

Soeur Sourire -- 'Tous Les Chemins'

This a collection of pictures of Jeannine Deckers, aka the singing nun aka Soeur Sourire who had a number 1 in America with 'Dominique'.
The song is called 'Tous les chemins'.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor - Introitus and Kyrie

John Eliot Gardiner conducts the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. This performance was filmed at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona in Dec. 1991.

A Requiem Mass in the Roman Catholic tradition is a service designed to pray for the souls of the departed. The parts of the liturgy that are meant to be sung are what constitute all Requiem Mass compositions, including Mozart's.

The structure is as follows:
1. Introit
2. Kyrie
3. Sequence: a. Dies irae b. Tuba mirum c. Rex tremendae d. Recordare e. Confutatis f. Lacrimosa
4. Offertory: a. Domine Jesu Christe b. Hostias
5. Sanctus
6. Benedictus
7. Agnus Dei
8. Lux Aeterna

Mozart died before finishing the Requiem Mass, and his wife Constanze gave the task of finishing the work to a pupil of Mozart's named Süssmayr. From the Sanctus onward, the Requiem is the creation of Süssmayr, though he did use portions of the Introit and Kyrie for the Lux Aeterna.

Below is the Latin and the English translation for the Introit and Kyrie.


Requiem æternam dona eis
Eternal rest grant unto them
Requiem æternam dona eis
Eternal rest grant unto them
et lux perpetua
and perpetual light
et lux perpetua luceat
and perpetual light illuminate
luceat eis.
illuminate them.

Te decet hymnus Deus
A hymn comes to you
in Sion
in Zion
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
and to you a vow shall be repaid in Jerusalem.
Exaudi Exaudi Exaudi
Hear, hear, hear
orationem meam
my prayer
ad te, ad te
to you, to you
omnis caro veniet.
all flesh will come.

Requiem æternam dona eis,
Requiem æternam dona eis,
Domine et lux perpetua
et lux perpetua
et lux perpetua
luceat eis.
luceat eis.


Kyrie eleison, eleison.
God have mercy.
Kyrie eleison, eleison.
Kyrie eleison, eleison.

Christe eleison, eleison.
Christ have mercy.
Christe eleison, eleison.

Kyrie eleison.
God have mercy.

Franz Shubert -- Ave Maria


Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria

Monday, May 14, 2007

Dubios - 'Hodie mecum eris'

Tenor Stephen Costello and baritone Levent Bakirci sing "Hodie mecum eris" (This day you shall be with me in Paradise), the second word from "Les Sept parole du Christ" (The Seven Last Words of Christ).

Soeur Sourire -- 'Dominique' (disco version 1982)

This is the last videoclip of Belgian Jeannine Deckers, The Singing Nun or Soeur Sourire. It's a remake of her smash hit 1963, Dominique. It outsold Elvis as it stayed for four weeks on top of the Billboard Charts.

Dominique (Movie Version)

This is Debbie Reynolds playing the Singing Nun, a movie based on the life of Jeanine Deckers, Soeur Sourire who had a hit with Dominique.

World Congress of the Families

Dr. Ted Baehr, publisher of Movieguide, in Warsaw attending and speaking at the World Congres on the Families.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

O Vos Omnes

O Vos Omnes de Pablo Casals

Choir: Camerata Ars Música
Conductor: Jayme Amatnecks

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Dubois - The Seven Last Words of Christ

Rehearsing Dubois' 7 last words of Christ (no choir)

Tenor-Franco Tenelli
Soprano-Julie Dufresne
Organ-Catherine Todorovski

Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater in the performance of G.B.Pergolesi.

The compiler of this video hopes this will bring you some reflection about Jesus and what He did for us. God's mercy and blessings above you all.

Bach - Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582/1

Johann Sebastian Bach
Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582 /1
Karl Richter
Organs in Ottobeuren (D)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Sancta Missa - Feast of the Sacred Heart

Traditional Latin Mass filmed on the Feast of the Sacred Heart in the small chapel of the International Seminary of Saint Cure d'Ars, Flavigny, France, in 1999. The seminary is the Society of Saint Pius X's second European seminary. Typically seminarians spend their first year of spiritually there before leaving for Ecône, Switzerland, to complete their training.

The film presents the ceremonies of the Missa Solemnis or Solemn High Mass with Gregorian chant and polyphonic motets. Some local customs take place during the Mass. For example, birettas are not worn and the Domini Non Sum Dignus is recited aloud by all present.

This film has been encoded from an original source at the highest quality possible given the size restrictions of this media. Unfortunately this has resulted in a slightly blurred picture and mono sound rather than stereo. Apart from the addition of captions, the film remains unchanged.

Catholic Religious Vocations

A video to encourage prayer and discernment for Vocations to the consecrated life.

O Sacrum Convivium

O Sacrum Convivium - O Sacred banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory given to us.

A hymn sung by The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, Alabama. Founded by Mother Angelica.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Living the Hidden Life

The thoughts of a Poor Clare Nun

Brother Sun Sister Moon - Saint Francis of Assisi

Brother Sun Sister Moon - Irmão Sol Irmã Lua
St. Francis of Assisi - São Francisco de Assis
[Directed by Franco Zeffirelli 1972]

The Prayer Of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Music by Sarah Mclaughlin

Schubert - Ava Maria

Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
German Opera

Ave Maria!
Jungfrau mild,
Erhöre einer Jungfrau Flehen,
Aus diesem Felsen starr und wild
Soll mein Gebet zu dir hin wehen,
Zu dir hin wehen.
Wir schlafen sicher bis zum Morgen,
Ob Menschen noch so grausam sind.
O Jungfrau, sieh der Jungfrau Sorgen,
O Mutter, hör ein bittend Kind!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria!
Wenn wir auf diesen Fels hinsinken
Zum Schlaf, und uns dein Schutz bedeckt,
Wird weich der harte Fels uns dünken
Du lächelst, Rosendüfte wehen
In dieser dumpfen Felsenkluft.
O Mutter, höre Kindes Flehen,
O Jungfrau, eine Jungfrau ruft!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria!
Reine Magd,
Der Erde und der Luft Dämonen,
Von deines Auges Huld verjagt,
Sie können hier nicht bei uns wohnen
Wir woll'n uns still dem Schicksal beugen,
Da uns dein heilger Trost anweht;
Der Jungfrau wolle hold dich neigen,
Dem Kind, das für den Vater fleht!
Ave Maria!

Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus

This is two choirs singing together, the Pueri Cantores from Vicenza, Italy and the "Sir Manwood's School" Chorus and Orchestra from Sandwich, England.

Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus

Vienna Boys Choir

Monday, May 7, 2007

St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary - Gregorian Chant

Adoremus In Aeternum

The Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery Hanceville AL USA

O Salutaris Hostia

O Salutaris Hostia - Hymn used for the Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Sung by The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, Alabama. Founded by Mother Angelica.

Hermits of Bethlehem

This EWTN program, shown here in three parts, examines the way of life of the hermits of Bethlehem, along with their founder, Fr. Eugene L. Romano, providing a history of the group and a brief exploration of how they live and why they chose to do so. The program emphasizes that the hermits are neither rebellious nor anti-social. They do not seek to isolate themselves from a suffering humanity. Rather, through prayer and devotion, they seek to serve the Church and to be a spiritual support for all who are actively involved in carrying out the mission of Jesus.

Franciscan Monastery - Commissariat of the Holy Land in America

Franciscan Monastery - Commissariat of the Holy Land in America
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Sümela Monastery

The Sümela Monastery (Greek: Παναγία Σουμελά, Turkish: Sümela Manastırı) stands at the foot of a steep cliff facing the Altındere valley which is in the Trazbzon Province on the Black Sea. The monastery was founded in the year 386 and it reached its present form in the 13th century. Monks and travellers continued to journey there throughout the years and the monastery was extremely popular up until the 19th century.

The Monastery was seized for a time by the Russians during the occupation of Trabzon between 1916 - 1918. It was finally abandoned in 1923, following the population exchanges between Greece and Turkey after the Treaty of Lausanne.

Saint Symeon the Stylite Monastery

This 5th century monastery is located in Syria. It was built around the pillar of St Symeon at the heart of the "dead cities" (a name given to a vast area of abandoned Christian sites). The cross-shaped church was the largest structure built in Christendom before Hagia Sophia was built by Justinian in Constantinople.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Friday, May 4, 2007

Soeur Sourire -- Entre les Etoiles

B-Side of popular single 'Dominique'
Singing Nun
Soeur Sourire

Monasteries in Romania

Fatima, Portugal

A video recorded on the Sanctuary square and in the Basilica during the December 8th, Immaculate Conception celebrations.

Abbey of Lerins

Abbey of Lerins on the Island of St. Honorat, France
from a retreatents viewpoint.
Cistercians of the Immaculate Conception

The London Martyrs

These are paintings from the Parkminster Chapterhouse. The images are of the London Carthusian martyrs under King Henry VIII.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Magnificent Giotto

The works of the master Giotto & the chants of the Benedictine monks of St. Michaels.

Transalpine Redemptorist Monks of Papa Stronsay, Scotland

Excerpt from a documentary series featuring the Transalpine Redemptorist monks of Papa Stronsay, Scotland - a congregation of traditionalist Catholic Fathers and Brothers of both Eastern and Western Rite from all over the world. The documentary was filmed in September 2003 and originally aired on Channel 4 (UK) in 2004.

The congregation was founded in 1988 by Fr Michael Mary and Fr Anthony Mary on the advice of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Their aim was to found a new Redemptorist congregation which observed the original Rule of Saint Alphonsus and ignored the reforms adopted by modern Redemptorists following the Second Vatican Council.

The congregation moved from the Isle of Sheppy in Kent, England, to Papa Stronsay in 1999. The island was considered ideal because of its seclusion from the world and ancient connection with the monastic tradition. As well as producing their own newspaper, the monks raise their own cattle and sheep and they produce most of their own food.

Interview with a monk

Jimmy Patterson speaks to a monk about life in a hermitage.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Pius XI and the mystery of the disapperead encyclical

Pope Achille Ratti with images of his funeral.
Note: In this video there is a mistake of the commentator: the Pope's name isn't Giuseppe but Achille.

Albino Luciani - The Smile of God

O sorriso de Deus

Tribute to the Servant of God John Paul I

The last days of John Paul I

Albino Luciani 1978

Lessons of humanity from Pope John Paul I

Pope John Paul I, during one of little audiences of his pontificate, calls to himself a child of the people.
This was filmed on the last day of His Holiness Life here on earth.

To see longer unedited video click here.

Coronation of Pope John Paul I

The first years of Albino Luciani

1st part (1912-48)

Iohannes Paulus I. From his birth to the battle against the communism.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The last years of Pius XII

(Eugenio Pacelli 1951-58)

Papal Coronation

The Coronation of His Holiness Pius XII. This is a clip from an Italian film on his life preceeding the Papacy, hence the narration for the first half. Although the video quality is rather poor, it is still an interesting historical piece.

The first years of Eugenio Pacelli

1st part (1876-1919)

Pius XII. From his birth to the soviets revolution. (more)

2nd Part (1920-32)

Pius XII. From his Nunciature in Germany to the enciclical: "We don't have need".

3rd Part (1933-38)

Pius XII. From the opposition to the Nazi regime to his trips around the world.

Letter From Heaven - Pope John Paul II

A tribute in words and pictures to Pope John Paul II. Poem "A Letter From Heaven" by Ruth Ann Mahaffey as read by CFRB Toronto & CJAD Montreal radio host, Father John Walsh

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Rosary Army Video - First Communion

Congratulations Sammy! The son of Greg and Jennifer Willits of the Rosary Army makes his first Communion. Very touching.

Monday, April 23, 2007


Saint Vincent Archabbey, the oldest Benedictine monastery in the United States. The Benedictines of Saint Vincent operate Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. This is in the vernacular.

The Lord Almighty

"The Lord Almighty"
Fr. Richard Ho Lung & Friends
Album: I Will Serve You
OCP Publications; Directors: David Ho & Kevin Lee

Holy Week

Holy Week Music - Gregorian Chants
performed by Benedictine Choir in Tyniec, Poland.
Christian chants about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Feast of St George

Commemoration of St George at Traditional Latin Mass four hundred yards from the European Parliament. Second Collect

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Mozart - Requiem

This unique performance of Mozart`s great Requiem took place at St. Stephen`s Cathedral on 5 December 1991, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the composer`s death.

Mozart - Requiem

I. INTROIT : Requiem - D minor Adagio
II. KYRIE D minor : Allegro - Adagio

Sop : Arleen Auger
Mezo : Cecilia Bartoli
Tenor : Vinson Cole
Bass : Rene Pape

Wiener Philharmoniker
Wiener Staatsopernchor

conductor : Georg Solti

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Jesus of Mercy - Divine Mercy

Pictures from the Divine Mercy shrine in Vilnius, Lithuania and text excerts from the diary of St Faustina with a great soundtrack called Jesus of Mercy by Paul Lisney.

Feast of Divine Mercy Celebration


The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On the day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.

Divine Mercy

Return to the Heart of The Father, confess, and receive new life in His Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church... for his divine mercy endures forever.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

World of Solitude

This wonderful video of the Grand Chartuese is narrated in French and is only 5 minutes of 17:22 min. Documentary first ever filming inside the Carthusian Monastery in French alps. 1964

Fishers of Men

This video is made by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Vocations and Priestly Formation in order to give people a look in on the life of a Roman Catholic Priest and invite young men to open their hearts to the call.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Veni Creator Spiritus

One of the most widely used hymns in the Church, Veni, Creator Spiritus, is attributed to Rabanus Maurus (776-856). It is used at Vespers, Pentecost, Dedication of a Church, Confirmation, and Holy Orders and whenever the Holy Spirit is solemnly invoked. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite it. A plenary indulgence is granted if it is recited on January 1st or on the feast of Pentecost.

Performed by Hortus Musicus from Estonia.

Monday, April 9, 2007

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Millions of Catholics now recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet, which Jesus taught to St. Faustina. Jesus said, "Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will receive grace from my Infinite Mercy."

This program or another rendeition currently airs most days on EWTN.

The Divine Mercy Devotion

Devotion to The Divine Mercy involves a total commitment to God as Mercy. It is a decision to trust completely in Him, to accept His mercy with thanksgiving, and to be merciful as He is merciful.

The devotional practices proposed in the diary of Saint Faustina are completely in accordance with the teachings of the Church and are firmly rooted in the Gospel message of our Merciful Savior. Properly understood and implemented, they will help us grow as genuine followers of Christ.

Merciful Heart

There are two scriptural verses that we should keep in mind as we involve ourselves in these devotional practices:

1. "This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me" (Is 29:13);

2. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" (Mt 5:7).

This sung version of the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy, shown on EWTN Network, was filmed live at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where the Chaplet is recited everday during the three o'clock hour.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Missa Solemnis

Traditional Latin Mass filmed on Easter Sunday in 1941 at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Chicago. The film presents the ceremonies of the Missa Solemnis or Solemn High Mass in full detail with narration by then-Mgr. Fulton J. Sheen. Celebrated by Rev. J. R. Keane of the Order of Servites (hence the white habits and cowls), the ceremonies are accompanied by a full polyphonic choir, orchestra, and fifty Gregorian Chanters.

The attention to detail in the ceremonies is impressive. Notice, for example, how the servers and ministers always take great care to move in order. Notice too that the servers are all almost identical in height. The Ordinary of the Mass, composed by Rev. Edwin V. Hoover, while pleasant in places, is very much a reflection of its time. The Proper on the other hand is timeless and sung admirably by a healthy throng of Seminarians from Mundelein, Illinois.

Unfortunately due to size restrictions at Youtube around 20 mins have been cut from the original. Apologies from the editor for the error in the captions for the two parts of the Mass (software). The first part is of couse the Mass of the Catechumens, the second is the Mass of the Faithful.