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The goal of the group of singers to first to be able to sing the Office confidentally, and then for us to be able to pass it on to others. The hope is that the prisoners will learn to sing with us, then without us, and to be able to teach others to join in.
When it comes to the Liturgy, what does the Church actually tell us about the role of music, and why guidelines does the Church give us in selecting music?
Of the three sacred arts of art, architecture, and music, the Church has given us the most explicit direction when it comes to music. But as music acts (or should act) in concert with art and architecture, what is said of one can apply to the others.
A Monasatic Experience Weekend: if you are exploring a religious vocation, interested in taking a retreat, or just curious about what it’s like to be a monk, this is for you!
A good place to begin would be to examine what we need as a people of God; a need that art can respond to, help us make sense of, and keep us on the path as we journey home. With the current crisis the Church is going through, how can art, the language of Beauty, help?
The more ingrained the good habits and skills are, the better the quality of the work regardless of mood. In a totally different context, the South African golfer, Gary Player always used to say something that is nevertheless apropos: ‘The more I practice, the luckier I get.’