Friday 20 April 2012

On this day seven years ago...

...I was staying in my father's house and, shortly after getting up, I switched on the television. (Television in the morning is something I normally regard as an abomination!) I found the Sky News Channel and they seemed to be showing mass live from the Sistine Chapel with the new Pope and the cardinals. Pope Benedict was preaching and I listened. 
Suddenly it dawned upon me that he was not speaking Italian but LATIN! 
 In my joy I shouted out "Habemus papam! We have a pope...a Catholic pope! We can all be Catholics again!"


Thursday 19 April 2012


I saw this programme and began to realise that the cardinals had done a spiffing job once again in my lifetime!

God Bless our Pope!

(Ignore reference to Scottish Psalter- which relates to another tune for this hymn found in the Westminster Hymnal.)

Tu es Petrus!

Remembering Seven Years Ago

Saturday 14 April 2012

Friday 13 April 2012

Victimae Paschali Laudes 1

A French take on the Victimae Paschali Laudes (Warning: not for the purists!)

Sunday 8 April 2012

Would ya believe it?

From BBC News

"During the Mass, the Pope also baptised eight new converts by pouring water over their bowed heads."

Well, there's a novelty! They obviously use real experts to give the religious news!

A Happy Easter... all my visitors!

Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia

Friday 6 April 2012

Sunday 1 April 2012

Palm Sunday

Gloria laus et honor tibi sit:
Hymn in honour of Christ the King by Theodulph of Orleans proper to the procession of Palm Sunday! Learn it here!