Friday, August 08, 2008

Par sa joie le convertit

Today is the Feast of St. Dominic. Last evening, Mark took me over to his parish, Blessed Sacrament (an imposing neo-gothic structure, spires climbing heavenwards in stony praise), which is staffed by the Order of Preachers, to have a look. We walked in as the a-capella choir was rehearsing some incredibly beautiful and heavenly polyphony.



Tonight they mark the feast with a special Mass in the ancient Dominican Rite! (pdf link) We are going to go see Dark Knight at the IMax at 4:00 pm, so might arrive a bit late to the Mass ... oh boy! I cannot wait!





The title of this post is from a song by a once-famous Dominican Nun (scroll to the bottom of the post for links), about her patron. "By his joy he converted them."

3 comments:

coray said...

what are they singing?

Gashwin said...

No idea. According to the program the music is by a medieval Spanish composer.

Anonymous said...

I do not think that the sixteenth century was exactly the Middle Ages.