Sharings

Two modern Saints and original sin

A couple of years ago, I providentially happened to read two books that have deeply influenced my spiritual life ever since. They were – Story of a Soul (St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s autobigraphy) and Divine Mercy in my Soul (Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska). Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Easter coming up next Sunday!!!

Well it’s true. In case you’re unsure how, carry on reading…

Everyone I’m sure has some memories of Holy Week celebrations. The liturgy of the Paschal Vigil itself is something surreal and when you add to that Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, you are left with liturgical celebrations that you just cannot forget.

When thinking of Holy week one cannot help, but recall the period of Lent; that long and arduous period of preparation, wherein we made a whole lot of resolutions and worked on ourselves (or did we? 😛 ). Continue reading

Sharings

St. Polycarp

Bishop of Smyrna and 86 years a Christiani St. Polycarp stands alongside St. Ignatius of Antioch and St. Clement of Rome(the future Pope Clement I and 3rd successor of St.Peter) as one of the few known Apostolic Fathers.
Born around 70 A.Dii the saint is said to have been a pupil of St. John the Apostle! Continue reading

Faith at Work

Pride of Place: Gregorian Chant

Sacrosanctum Conicilium, the Vatican II constitution on the Sacred Liturgy has this to say about Gregorian chant:

“The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services.”

In this article I am setting out 7 of the 1000+ (kidding) reasons for the Gregorian chant. Well, these are just some things I am thinking of at the moment and are not necessarily linked to the theological, historical and musical reasons Sacrosanctum Concilium makes the above statement. Continue reading