Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ave Maria

Rather poor editing of slide show but wonderful singing.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Unto us a Child is Born

English Trans.-
A Child is born to us, and a Son is given to us: Whose government is upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called, the Angel of Great Counsel.
(Ps.97. 1)Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: because He hath done wonderful things.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit...

Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis, cujus imperium super humerum ejus et vocabitur nomen ejus, magni consilii Angelus.

Cantate Domino canticum novum quia mirabilia fecit. Gloria Patre et Filio et Spiritui Santo...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Secret is called Salmos

Salmos, a new wine from the Priorat of the Carthusian monks.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pope Benedict Final Blessing at Mass in Washington DC

Pope Benedict XVI concludes the mass in Washington DC 's Nationals Stadium on April 17, 2008

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pope's Election (Iohannes Paulus I - Albino Luciani )

Pope's election (John Paul the 1st - The smiling pope)
- magis hostentus quam datus

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fraternité St. Vincent-Ferrier

Priory of St. Thomas-Aquinas at Chémeré-le-Roi ,in Mayenne,France.

The porterie of the convent was blessed in 1992 by Bishop Billé, then bishop of Laval, and the cloister by his successor Archbishop Maillard in 1998. They lead a religious life, culminating in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and shared prayer, Gregorian chant Office , in the Dominican Rites/usage as well manual and intellectual labour.

Several Fathers deepen their formation with further University degrees (theology at the UCO Angers, philosophy at the Sorbonne,Paris). "Contemplate and communicate to others the truth contemplated"
The Brotherhood is separate and distinct from the Order of Preachers, which they have received "spiritual patrimony" in 1988. It is in contact with the authorities of the Order to discuss the possibility one day of aggregation at the "Family Dominican". The Communities Constitutions were approved by the Holy See in 1995.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ave Maria

Celtic Woman - Ave Maria

Sunday, November 15, 2009

In A Monastery Garden

Albert Ketelbey - In A Monastery Garden

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Os Monges do silêncio (2)

Pela primeira vez um repórter entra no Convento da Cartuxa em Évora para filmar a procissão do corpo do senhor.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Church and Monastery of Plock

The towering construction of the neo-Gothic old-catholic church and monastery of the Mariavites built in 1911 -- 1914 boldly stands out in the Płock panorama. It is the center of the Polish Mariavite movement. The church plays a role of the cathedral church. In the basement, there are the tombs of Feliksa Kozłowska, the founder of the Mariavite movement and the first Mariavite bishops. Every year on August 15th pilgrims from all over Poland come to the Płock sanctuary.

All Souls Day ~Lux Aeterna/In paradisum

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine,
cum sanctis tuis in aeternum,
quia pius es.
Requiem aeternum dona eis, Domine,
et Lux perpetua luceat eis,
cum Sanctus tuis in aeternum,
quia pius es.
Requistcat In Pace
Let eternal light shine on them, Lord,
as with Your saints in eternity,
because You are merciful.
Grant them eternal rest, Lord,
and let perpetual light shine on them,
as with Your saints in eternity,
because You are merciful.
May they Rest In Peace
In Paradisum
In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem.-
May angels lead you into Paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your coming and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May a choir of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, may you have eternal rest.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mount Angel Abbey

Sights and sounds of the Monks at Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rescue - Don Moen

Psalms 4:1
Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Il chiostro di Chiaravalle della Colomba -Alseno - Piacenza

L'abbazia cistercense fu fondata nel 1136 dall'abate Bernardo di Clariveaux, protagonista della riforma benedettina.Il chiostro trecentesco è uno straordinario gioiello architettonico, l'unico conservatosi intatto in una situazione extra-urbana sull'intero territorio emiliano.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Abbaye ND de Fontgombault-Benedictine Monks

Benedictine, Congregation of Solesmes. Founded in 1091

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quarr Benedictine Abbey ~U.K.

Quarr Abbey which is a monastery: the home of Benedictine monks. The community at Quarr seek to live a life centered on the worship of God, work and prayer and fellowship. Several times a day the monk...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Christ in the Desert

A video based on photos from two stays at Christ in the Desert Benedictine Abbey in New Mexico

Friday, September 11, 2009

911 Tribute

This clip is a tribute to the heroes and victims of 911 and features speechs made by both President Bush and Billy Graham. The songs that is played to the images are from Michael W. Smith and Celine Deon.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Apostles' Creed

An attempt to illustrate the song 'Creed' by John Michael Talbot

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Take up your Cross daily...tollat crucem suam cotidie

The way of perfection passes by way of the Cross. There is no holiness without renunciation and spiritual battle. Spiritual progress entails the ascesis and mortification that gradually lead to living in the peace and joy of the Beatitudes.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Vespers at St Vincent Archabbey

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, and minister in other apostolates on campus, in many western Pennsylvania parishes and at parishes in Baltimore, Maryland; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Georgia; Wimmer Priory in Taipei, Taiwan and at St. Benedict Priory in Vinhedo, Brazil.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gregorian Chant - "Salve Regina"

This is the Latin chant "Salve Regina" (or Hail, Holy Queen, which is a common Catholic prayer) performed by the monks of the Abbey of Notre Dame.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Gregorian Chant - "Dies Irae"

This is a rendition of the famous 13th century Latin Catholic hymn, "Dies Irae" (or, "Day of Wrath," about the Second Coming of Christ and Judgment Day). This rendition is off the 1994 CD, "Ego sum Ressurectio," and is difficult to find.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Pèlerinage Chartres-Montmartre

Pèlerinage de Notre Dame de Chartres au Sacré Coeur de Montmartre, 2007.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Everyday: Benedictine Life at Mount Saviour Monastery

The Everyday is a one-hour program documenting the lives of the monks living at Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, New York. The program, shot over the course of five years, is an invitation into the private and holy existence of monks.

The Everyday explores the monastic attitudes toward everyday secular issues, such as work, commitment and love. The monks offer insights to the joys and the disappointments of monastic life and in the process, lay down the groundwork for a new way of thinking about our own 'everyday' lives.

"The Everyday" is a profile of six monks and their quest to achieve the extraordinary by doing the ordinary, faithfully, everyday

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Seminary of Christ the King

International/diocesan highschool/college and Roman Catholic Seminary- Abbey of Christ The King /Mission, B.C., Canada

- The Seminary of Christ the King is owned and operated by the Benedictine Monks of Westminster Abbey, Mission, British Columbia, Canada.The Benedictines have run the Seminary of Christ the King since 1939.
- Study and teaching have a special place - the monks conduct the Seminary of Christ the King, which is both a high school and a degree-granting arts and theological college where students prepare for the priesthood.

Monday, June 22, 2009

St. Thomas More~Trial & Execution

Sir Thomas More, (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535)Renaissance English writer,Lawyer, Lord chancellor of England and Catholic martyr, in the Tudor court of King Henry VIII.

It is certain that he went to live near the London Charterhouse and often joined in the spiritual exercises of the monks there. He wore "a sharp shirt of hair next his skin, which he never left off wholly" (Cresacre More), and gave himself up to a life of prayer and penance. His mind wavered for some time between joining the Carthusians or the Observant Franciscans, both of which orders observed the religious life with extreme strictness and fervour(at that time). In the end, apparently with the approval of Colet, he abandoned the hope of becoming a priest or religious, his decision being due to a mistrust of his powers of perseverance.
Meanwhile More had made friends with one "Maister John Colte, a gentleman" of Newhall, Essex, whose oldest daughter, Jane, he married in 1505.

More married again very soon after his first wife's death, his choice being a widow, Alice Middleton. She was older than he by seven years.

In October, 1529, More succeeded Wolsey as Chancellor of England, a post never before held by a layman. In matters political, however, he is nowise succeeded to Wolsey's position, and his tenure of the chancellorship is chiefly memorable for his unparalleled success and fair charitable justice as a judge.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Plock - Old-Catholic church and monastery of the Mariavites

The towering construction of the neo-Gothic old-catholic church and monastery of the Mariavites built in 1911 -- 1914 boldly stands out in the Płock panorama. It is the center of the Polish Mariavite movement. The church plays a role of the cathedral church. In the basement, there are the tombs of Feliksa Kozłowska, the founder of the Mariavite movement and the first Mariavite bishops. Every year on August 15th pilgrims from all over Poland come to the Płock sanctuary.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Liturgy at Benedictine Monastery of Abu Ghoush, Israe

A Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery located in the Holy Land celebrates Sunday liturgy using the Missal of Paul VI, mostly in French, but chanting the parts from the Roman Gradual in Latin. Monks and nuns celebrate and sing together. Their church was built in the 12th century by the Crusaders. A nice synthesis of the current rite with the larger monastic tradition

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Male Choir of St. Petersburg (Russia)

Founded in 1993 with the assistance of Vladimir Spivakov and Maris Jansons (among others), this a capella male choir from Russia, comprised of 25 singers can be heard on EMI Classics (UK), and will make their North American debut in Spring 2009.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Russian Sacred Music

The Russian a cappella group LYRA performs during a fundraiser for the St.John's Parish (Waterbury, Conn.) Chorister Academy.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Monastery Certosa of Pavia

Video visit to the monastery Certosa of Pavia.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The last years of Paulus VI (G.B. Montini 1974-78)

The Lefevre's scism, the Jubilee, the Moro's murder and the Pope's death.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Imamo papeža! Habemus Papam! We have a pope!

Announcement of the Newly Elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church: Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum; habemus Papam Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum, Dominum Josephum Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Ratzinger qui sibi nomen imposuit Benedictum XVI.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pope's Election (Benedict XVI - Joseph Ratzinger)

Habemus Papam
Pope's Election (Benedict XVI - Joseph Ratzinger)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Franciscan Peace

Though St. Francis-a thoroughly Roman Catholic man, did not actually compose this prayer,"Peace Prayer" which first appeared around the year 1915 A.D., still, it embodies the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi's simplicity and poverty. ------- Images are SOME Communities, following St. Francis of Assisi as he followed The Lord Jesus --celebration of 800th Anniversary of the Conversion OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Winter of 2006, to February 24, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pope Benedict Interacts with Children

Beautiful clip shows The holy father taking questions from children.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Semana Santa con el Papa

Breve reseña de imagenes con la semana santa celebrada en la santa sede.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI Blessing the People

Pope Benedict XVI blessing people as he passed by in the pope mobile at the Vatican.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Being Spiritual Warriors

Father Corapi speaking at a Catholic men's conference

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lourdes - St. Bernadette

Spiritual talent - St. Bernadette Soubirous was born in Lourdes, France, on January 7, 1844.

1858, she was granted a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a cave on the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes.

The civil authorities tried to frighten Bernadette into recanting her accounts, but she remained faithful to the vision. On February 25, a spring emerged from the cave and the waters were discovered to be of a miraculous nature, capable of healing the sick and lame. On March 25, Bernadette announced that the vision stated that she was the Immaculate Conception, and that a church should be erected on the site.
Bernadette was beatified in 1925 and canonized in 1933 by Pope Pius XI.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Pope Iohannes XXIII: pontificate and death - part 2

"I came, you have seen me, I have put my eyes in your eyes, I have put my heart next to your heart, the life is pilgrimage, of the sky we are done, we detain a little here and then we take back our walk"

The pontificate of Iohannes xxiii (Angelo Roncalli) and his death

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The First Apparition of Lourdes

In honor of the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes to St. Bernadette Soubirous, this video was presented to the faithful devotees on February 11, 2008 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Retiro, Quezon City, Philippines. This is heartfully dedicated to the Mother of God and Our Mother also, MARY.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor- Kyrie

This piece was written to be performed during the traditional Mass. Because the structure of the Ordinary of the Mass survived the Second Vatican Council, this piece may be performed at non-Latin Masses as well.

The Ordinary of the Mass is as follows:

1. Kyrie - "Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy."
2. Gloria - "Glory to God in the Highest..."
3. Credo - "We believe in one God..."
4. Sanctus - "Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might..."
5. Benedictus - "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord..."
6. Agnus Dei - "Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world

Mozart's Mass has been given the name "Great Mass" because, more so than any other work of the eighteenth century, it summarizes everything that had happened in religious music until its composition in 1782-1783.

John Eliot Gardiner conducts the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir in the Kyrie of Mozart's Mass in C Minor, K.427.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sweet Charity

Not all Charity is good.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Our Father sung in Syriac Aramaic

Song Our Father by Lisa Gerrard in the original language of Jesus Christ.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Catholic News Roundup

Today's Stories - Bolivia vote to disenfranchise the Church; William Ayers not allowed in Canada; Homosexuals want revenge on Nigeria; Sweden allows Gay weddings in churches; Mexico City most popular pilgrimage site in the world

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Abwoon D'Bashmaya

Abwoon D'Bashmaya, The Lords Prayer in Aramaic by India Jiva.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Salve Regina: Hail Holy Queen

Gregorian hymn chant of Roman Catholic Christian Church in honour of Mary, Mother of God. It is also a common prayer to the Virgin Mary; usually recited at the end of the rosary.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Immaculate Mary - Catholic Hymn for ORGAN SOLO †

Immaculate Mary - This is a well known and Beloved Hymn of the Catholic Church and for good reason. It is a simple tune and one that will easily be learned after hearing just one verse.