Voicing Meinrad Tones For Guitar

This post serves several purposes.  In one sense, it aims to show how the computer can be used to aid in the arrangement of musical pieces, specifically by separating out the different voices into isolated Read More …

Using The Computer To Help Music Ministry

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I have recently been meditating upon and practicing the ancient liturgical hymn, Phos Hilaron.  And, in other areas, I have also been working a great deal to understand various computer music programs.  Recently, I decided Read More …

Lectio Divina: Comparative Reading and Intentionality

This morning – as I was praying Lauds – and trying to see if the divineoffice.org Liturgy is the same translation as the Catholic Book Publishing Company's translation – I came across an interesting reading Read More …

“and giving thanks, He broke the bread…”

At mass tonight during the Eucharistic Liturgy, the syntactical phrasing of the blessing "and giving thanks, He broke the bread…" struck me as important. I'm not sure of how the Greek actually expressed that particular Read More …

Tax Season, Bad Computers and Other Distractions

Oh!  It has been far longer than I had hoped…  The computer went down, and then tax season took over – I got no studying done nor much blogging! Well, I am slowly getting myself Read More …

Sacred Objects: A Source of Humility

This post is intended to further my thought on last night's reflection on Ecstatic Apologetics. Saint Theresa of Avila and Saint John of the Cross are both noted for subscribing to the belief that sacred Read More …

Ecstatic Apologetics

Suscipe Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. Read More …

Lectoring at the Shrine today; St John of the Cross’ Intercession

Today I lectored at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, and, heh, I think St John of the Cross must have been doing a little surprise interecession for me!  My parents Read More …

Thoughts on the Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy can be broken down to three main sections: The Invitatory and Hymn The Psalter (with it's antiphons) Everything after the Reading (this is what changes from Season to Season) Reading Responsory Canticle Intentions Read More …

Saint John of the Cross is staying at my house for Lent!

Yes, it is true.  I was entrusted with a relic of St John of the Cross for the month of February and into March.  I won't say much more just yet, and he won't be Read More …

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