Sunday, June 7, 2015

Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus & Weekly Roundup

Today, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), we celebrate our Lord's unfathomable gift of Himself in the Holy Eucharist.  One of the most beautiful musical evocations of Christ's True Presence in the Eucharist is William Byrd's "Ave Verum Corpus" (Hail, True Body), performed in the clip below by The Tallis Scholars.

Weekly Roundup

Most of the week was taken up with administering and grading final exams, but I did find the time to bring back a few old favorites:

“On Being A Christian In Public Life” Some helpful guidance from the former Cardinal Ratzinger [here

“It is a fearful thing when man sets his will against the will of God” Funny how the same old evils keep coming back [here]  

“Vespers: 2nd ‘Hinge’ of the Liturgy of the Hours (LOH 5)”  Praying the Liturgy of the Hours can give lay men and women a direct connection to the sweep of Salvation History [here