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Christmas Spirit is not Dead

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Ave Maria!

Here is a modern popular music group Pentatonix that has come out with a beautiful a cappella rendition of Little Drummer Boy, which, as you know, is a Christmas classic that is all about the Nativity. This video has racked up almost 3 million views in just two days on Youtube! I found it on Huffington Post, no less. So there is plenty of demand for good Christmas music and this group has a whole new album of it, PTXmas, all done with their trademark vocal imitation of musical instruments. A great way to start the Christmas Season … well … err … ok, it’s not the Christmas liturgical season yet, but you know what I mean. Enjoy!

? [Official Video] Little Drummer Boy – Pentatonix – YouTube.

Video – Fr. Maximilian Dean: Immaculate Music – #11: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Ave Maria!
This is a repost of one of our old videos for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary which is today.

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Immaculate Music #11 – Immaculate Heart of Mary (5min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fr. Maximilian Dean and Michael Grogan sing O Immaculate Heart of Mary. Come listen to this inspirational performance which is preceded by a meditation on how Our Lady helps us draw nearer to the Trinity.

Ave Maria!

Schubert – Ave Maria – Deanna Durbin – YouTube

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Schubert – Ave Maria – Deanna Durbin – YouTube.

Magnificat Gregorian – YouTube

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

In preparation for the Feast of the Visitation on Friday, May 31,

My Choice 679 – The B.V. Mary: Magnificat – YouTube.

A canticle composed by the Virgin Mary
when She visited Elizabeth
Sung in Latin in Gregorian chant

The Magnificat (Latin: [My soul] magnifies) — also known as the Song of Mary — is a canticle frequently sung liturgically in Christian church services. The text of the canticle is taken directly from the Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:46-55) where it is spoken by the Virgin Mary upon the occasion of her Visitation to her cousin Elizabeth.

In the narrative, after Mary greets Elizabeth, who is pregnant with the future John the Baptist, the child moves within Elizabeth’s womb. When Elizabeth praises Mary for her faith, Mary sings what is now known as the Magnificat in response.

The canticle echoes several Old Testament biblical passages, but the most pronounced allusions are to the Song of Hannah, from the Books of Samuel (1Samuel 2:1-10). Along with the Benedictus, as well as several Old Testament canticles, the Magnificat is included in the Book of Odes, an ancient liturgical collection found in some manuscripts of the Septuagint.

Within Christianity, the Magnificat is most frequently recited within the Liturgy of the Hours. In Western Christianity, the Magnificat is most often sung or recited during the main evening prayer service: Vespers within Roman Catholicism and Evening Prayer (or Evensong) within Anglicanism. In Eastern Christianity, the Magnificat is usually sung at Sunday Matins.

Magnificat (In English)

My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
For he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold, from this day all generations will call me blessed;
For the mighty one has done great things to me, and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts;
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has exalted the holy;
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his seed forever.

Magnificat in Latin
Magnificat anima mea Dominum,
et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salvatore meo,
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae.
Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes,

quia fecit mihi magna,
qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius,

et misericordia eius in progenies et progenies
timentibus eum.

Fecit potentiam in brachio suo,
dispersit superbos mente cordis sui;
deposuit potentes de sede

et exaltavit humiles;
esurientes implevit bonis
et divites dimisit inanes.

Suscepit Israel puerum suum,
recordatus misericordiae,
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros,
Abraham et semini eius in saecula.

Magnificat, The Canticle of Mary – Contemporary

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Ave Maria!

In preparation for the Feast of the Visitation on Friday, May 31, some contemporary renditions of the canticle composed by Our Lady during her Visitation to St. Elizabeth

Magnificat, The Canticle of Mary – YouTube.

Luke 1:46-55, The Canticle of Mary in song. This is Mary’s great exaltation of Praise to God. For in her visit with Elizabeth, Mary’s faith is validated, that She will be the Mother of Israel’s and the world’s Savior – Jesus Christ! And so, with Rejoicing and Thanksgiving for all His mighty deeds, His mercy on the lowly and His fulfillment of Covenant – Mary’s Soul bursts forth with Joy to the Lord.
This video clip may be seen as three views – The praise of God (“Holy is His Name”) by 1. woman and 2. man alike and 3. the Rejoicing of the Soul (“My Soul Rejoices”) by all who recognize God’s omnipresence, as Jesus and the Holy Spirit truly lives within each and every one of us!! Thanks for watching and may our loving God bless you always!

Bach – Magnificat – 01 – Magnificat – YouTube

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Ave Maria!

In preparation for the Feast of the Visitation on Friday, May 31, the Bach’s rendition of the Magnificat composed by Our Lady during her Visitation to St. Elizabeth.

Bach – Magnificat – 01 – Magnificat – YouTube.

‘Salve Virginale’- Gregorian Chant;’Fontgombault Abbey’ HD – YouTube

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

WORDS:

Hail, O virginal palace of Jesus Christ!
Hail O’chosen temple,
in which the Only-Begotten of God
The Father deigned to dwell!
O’ royal offspring of David.
O mother of devotion, O Mary!

V: Thou art the glory of Jerusalem,
Thou art the Joy of Israel;
Thou art the jewel of Bethlehem,
Thou art the Olive Tree of Nazareth,
O holy one, chosen above all others, O Virgin Mary!

Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was from the begging, is now and unto the ages of ages, Amen.

http://tinyurl.com/CDsChant

RESPONSORY FOR A MARIAN PROCESSION/recorded 2007

from book ‘Processionale Monasticum’, published Solesmes 1893

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‘Salve Virginale’- Gregorian Chant;’Fontgombault Abbey’

via ‘Salve Virginale’- Gregorian Chant;’Fontgombault Abbey’ HD – YouTube.

‘Beata viscera Mariae’- Byrd / Motet polyphonique

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Ave Maria!

Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary,
who was the son of the eternal Father: [Alleluia]
and blessed are the breasts that nursed Christ the Lord:
That this day has deigned to be born of the Virgin for the salvation of the world.

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_…

Beata viscera Mariae Virginis,
quae portaverunt aeterni Patris Filium; [Alleluia.]
et beata ubera, quæ lactaverunt Christum Dominum:
qui hodie pro salute mundi de Virgine nasci dignatus est.

via ‘Beata viscera Mariae’- Byrd / Motet polyphonique (HD) – YouTube.

Gloria.tv: Santa María ,Tan Santa María : )

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Ave Maria!

For this Month of May, Our Lady, beautiful music, and flowers.

From Gloria.tv: Santa María ,Tan Santa María : ).

Video – Immaculate Music #39: The FI Sisters’ Choir with Cardinal Burke in Rome

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Immaculate Music #39 – Communion Hymn of our FI Sisters ( 03min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

In March of 2011, our friars and sisters celebrated a Pontifical High Mass with Cardinal Raymond Burke in Rome at the Church of St. Nicolas (imprisoned).  Here’s a “short-short” of one of the sister’s hymns sung after Holy Communion, with Sr. Maria Cecilia Manelli as conductor of the choir.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #38: Italian Sacred Music Concert with the Franciscan Friars, Part 3

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Immaculate Music #38 – Concert at Comacchio 2011 ( 14min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

It’s become a tradition that the FI clerics here in Italy – that is, those who are studying for the priesthood – hold a concert every September in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Royal Hall at our sanctuary in Comacchio, Italy.  Here’s the third of the three-part series from that concert.  The friars are from all different parts of the globe, including the US, Italy, the Philippines, Nigeria, Chad, Benin, and France, among others.  Fr. Giovanni Manelli was conductor of the choir on this occasion.  Our Lady of the Royal Hall, o pray for us!

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #37: Italian Sacred Music Concert with the Franciscan Friars, Part 2

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
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Immaculate Music #37 – Concert at Comacchio 2011 ( 12min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

It’s become a tradition that the FI clerics here in Italy – that is, those who are studying for the priesthood – hold a concert every September in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Royal Hall at our sanctuary in Comacchio, Italy.  Here’s the second of the three-part series from that concert.  The friars are from all different parts of the globe, including the US, Italy, the Philippines, Nigeria, Chad, Benin, and France, among others.  Fr. Giovanni Manelli was conductor of the choir on this occasion.  Our Lady of the Royal Hall, o pray for us!

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #36: Italian Sacred Music Concert with the Franciscan Friars, Part 1

Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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Immaculate Music #36 – Concert at Comacchio 2011 ( 15min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

It’s become a tradition that the FI clerics here in Italy – that is, those who are studying for the priesthood – hold a concert every September in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Royal Hall at our sanctuary in Comacchio, Italy.  Here’s the first of the three-part series from that concert.  The friars are from all different parts of the globe, including the US, Italy, the Philippines, Nigeria, Chad, Benin, and France, among others.  Fr. Giovanni Manelli was conductor of the choir on this occasion.  Our Lady of the Royal Hall, o pray for us!

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #35: Dining Room Christmas Concert in Rome

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
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Immaculate Music #35 – Christmas concert in Rome ( 04min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Here are a few improvised Christmas carols from our “dining room concert” in honor of the feast of St. Stephen, patron saint of our founder Fr. Stefano Manelli. The “concert” was held last year in our convent in Rome.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #34: A Concert for Mary, part 4

Monday, February 7th, 2011
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Immaculate Music #34 – FI Choir at Santa Maria in Aula Regia ( 07min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

We hope you enjoy the last of our series of 4 videos of a concert that our friars – primarily those who are studying for the priesthood – performed in the town of Comacchio, Italy, at the shrine of Our Lady of the Royal Hall, or “Santa Maria in Aula Regia” in Italian.  Included in the choir are Fra Pio Maximilian, Fra Alan Bernard, and Fra Josemaria Mary.

Ave Maria!

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