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