Thursday, March 24, 2005

In the post
Gregorian Chant for Easter: Mass and Vespers
(here is something like it)
CD from the traditionalist Monks of Fontgombault

Sent to me be the traditionalist Benedictines of Clear Creek (who came from Fontgombault). This has essentially all of Breviary Sunday Vespers on it! Something nice to listen to a little later on, in Eastertide, and it’s doubly fitting that I got it this week as Monday was the Roman Rite feast of St Benedict. It was given away as part of a fund-raising campaign for a new monastery church; in this case it worked and I sent the good monks a contribution.

Robert Waldrop has visited the monastery (scroll down to 24th August 2004 entry) and also notes:

Thursday, March 24th, we observe the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Here was a man whose heart was cold, but by the power of grace and the witness of the poor, he opened his eyes and ears and heart to the cry of the poor, and like Christ, willingly embraced the Cross which was placed before him, for the sake of his people and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A 20th-century Becket.

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