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.

Paschal Vigil Mass

The Intermountain Catholic Newspaper and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake made this video of the Easter Vigil Mass, the most solemn of all feasts in the liturgical year.

Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This is the Eucharistic liturgy of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church as celebrated as a Missa Cantata according to the 1962 Missale Romanum.

The Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Mass offered in her honor. This Mass is being celebrated at the Roman Catholic Priory of Saint Pius X in Warsaw, Poland.

Monks of Silence

This wonderful video of the Portugese Carthusians at √Čvora is narrated in Portugese.

Into Great Silence

Monastic Community of Bethlehem, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. Bruno

Contemplative Short film on Mary the Mother of God

Monday, April 2, 2007

Pater Noster - Pope John Paul II

In memory of John Paul II on the anniversary of his death. Let us remember His Holiness with love and prayers as he sings the Lord's Prayer!