29 March 2015

Guerrero: Vexilla regis


Vexilla regis by Guerrero

+ Osanna filio David

Palm Sunday Engraving


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in order to see it at a larger size

+Osanna filio David

From a Braga Rite Missal


From Dominica in Palmis in the Pontifical de Luxo Bracarense-Romano:

Palm Sunday in a Braga Rite Missal from Portugal

+ Osanna filio David

25 March 2015

Nicholias Wilton: 'Felix namque'


Felix namque es sacra Virgo Maria
et omni laude dignissima,
quia ex te ortus est sol justitiae,
Christus Deus noster.
Ora pro populo, intervene pro clero,
intercede pro devote femineo sexu:
Sentiant omnes tuum juvamen,
quicumque celebrant tuam sanctam commemorationem.
Quia ex te ortus est sol justitiae, Christus Deus noster.
For thou art happy, O holy Virgin Mary,
and art worthy of all praise,
for out of thee arose the Sun of Justice,
Christ our God.
Pray for the people, plead for the clergy,
make intercession for women dedicated to God:
May thy help be to all who keep thy holy remembrance.
For out of thee arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God.

+Ave Maria!




My hymn "Sing of Mary, Blest is She"

My hymn text "Sing of Mary, Blest is She" has proven more and more popular over the years since I first wrote it. I have not charged any fee to use it so long as it is not reproduced for commercial use.  I have wanted God's people to have this hymn as freely as God inspired me to write it.

Here is a link to my text set to the well-known tune for 'Good King Wenceslas' — TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM, Piae Cantiones.

My text works especially well for the Solemnity or Feast of the Annunciation.

Please click below for my hymn text: 


God bless all who shall sing this hymn and all who love the Holy Family!

+Laus Deo!

A John Mason Neale translation for the Feast of the Annunciation

The Annunciation by Waterhouse

The God whom earth and sea and sky
adore and laud and magnify,
whose might they own, whose praise they swell,
in Mary's womb vouchsafed to dwell.

The Lord whom sun and moon obey,
whom all things serve from day to day,
was by the Holy Ghost conceived
of her who through his grace believed.

How blessed that Mother, in whose shrine
the world's Creator, Lord divine,
whose hand contains the earth and sky,
once deigned, as in his ark, to lie.

Blessed in the message Gabriel brought,
blessed by the work the Spirit wrought;
from whom the great Desire of earth
took human flesh and human birth.

O Lord, the Virgin-born, to thee
eternal praise and glory be,
whom with the Father we adore
and Holy Ghost for evermore.

Words: attributed to Fortunatus, sixth century;
Trans. John Mason Neale, 1854
Tune: Puer nobis nascitur

23 March 2015

Matthew J. Curtis: Crucifixus à 8


The amazingly talented Matthew J. Curtis singing all parts to Lotti's Crucifixus for 8 voices:


20 March 2015