Author Archives: Nicholas Haggin

Notre Dame Summer Symposia

Notre Dame’s excellent Church Life Journal blog has been featured here before, particularly when talking about why chant is good for children. This summer, the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy will be providing three symposia that look quite exciting: Summer … Continue reading

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At the Lord’s Table

In the Extraordinary Form calendar, this past Sunday was Quinquagesima, for which the appointed communion antiphon is this first-mode gem: They ate, and were satisfied in abundance, and the Lord gave them all that they craved: they were not cheated … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Holy Cross Catholic Church Champaign, IL 5:30 PM View the worship aid for this appearance Prelude O Sapientia + Magnificat Offertory Veni, redemptor gentium Communion Ecce virgo concipiet

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Christ the King

Holy Cross Catholic Church Champaign, IL 5:30 PM View the worship aid for this appearance Prelude Regnum eius (Graduale Simplex) Offertory Kyrie fons bonitatis Communion Meditation Vexilla Christus inclyta

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Libera me, Domine

My mother-in-law died at the end of May. She had been ill for many years and was haunted by the memory of things for which she blamed herself, and perhaps by other things for which she was not at fault, … Continue reading

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Gloria Cartusiæ

October 6 is the feast of St. Bruno of Cologne, founder of the Carthusian Order. The Carthusians are famous as by far the most austere Western monastic order. Their motto is Stat crux dum volvitur orbis (“The Cross is steady … Continue reading

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Carmina Angelorum

In my last post I mentioned that my family sings chant as part of our everyday prayer, specifically grace before meals. It’s not the only bit of chant I’ve incorporated into the daily round; we also sing the prayer to … Continue reading

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Pure Spiritual Milk

Notre Dame’s Church Life Journal blog has an interesting article on how chant makes the liturgy friendlier for children: Why Chant is Good for Children A couple passages are worth noting in particular: Music in the Roman Rite functions seemingly … Continue reading

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Solemn Requiem and Absolution for Archbishop John Lancaster Spalding

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Peoria, IL 7:15 PM If you’re on Facebook, follow our Facebook event for more timely updates. Ad Missam Introit Requiem æternam Kyrie Kyrie pro defunctis Gradual Requiem æternam Tract Absolve, Domine Sequence … Continue reading

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Ut, A Hymn, A Latin Hymn

Happy Solfège Day! Wait, Happy Nativity of St. John the Baptist! Wait, they’re the same day! Yes, today we celebrate both the last and greatest of the Old Testament prophets and the musical mnemonic that enabled Julie Andrews to caper … Continue reading

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