Great Music for Christmas

Posted on 17. Dec, 2020 in Christmas, Music, Seasons of the Church Year

We hear many wonderful pieces of music over the Christmas period. Here Ted Courtney, a lover of choral music, selects a number of lovely pieces that he feels represent Christmas.

Music for Mary

Posted on 10. Dec, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Feminism/Women in the Church, Liturgy, Music, Saints

Mary is much celebrated at this time of year – December the 8th, when we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary and Nov 21st, when we celebrate   “The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. Marie Dunne, a Holy Faith Sister talks about how she wrote her song Mary Temple of the Lord for the […]

Music: Sí Gaoithe

Posted on 17. Sep, 2020 in Music

Taken from the Album, Celtic Passage, our music piece this week is Deirdre Ní Chinnéide’s Sí Gaoithe/Spirit Breeze. www.deirdrenichinneide.com  

Music – Ave Maria

Posted on 10. Sep, 2020 in Music

Our music this week is a piece from Schubert, taken from the album Love Divine-The Complete Guide to Music for a Church Wedding.

Come to Me

Posted on 18. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

Our chant for this week is, Come to Me from the album Shelter Me – Reflective Chants of Gentleness and Calm by Marie Dunne CHF, featuring Katie O’Flaherty and Eugene Ginty. Matthew 11:28 Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest; Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest.

Music for the Soul

Posted on 18. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

Brendan McManus is an Irish Jesuit, author, blogger and spiritual director who has been writing a lot during the pandemic. In one article he talks about how music helped him get through some of the hardest moments in his life and how it also allowed him to make spiritual break throughs while on retreat. Here […]

Shelter Me

Posted on 11. Jun, 2020 in Music

  Our music this week comes from the album, Shelter Me – Reflective Chants of Gentleness and Calm, by Marie Dunne, featuring Katie O’Flaherty and Eugene Ginty. The lines come from Isaiah 4:6 Shelter me O Lord, shelter me O Lord, Keep me safe in your love; Shelter me from storms that pass along the way […]

Breathe in Me

Posted on 04. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Music

In these times of trouble we draw inspiration from the chant, “Breathe in Me” a Prayer to the Holy Spirit Breathe in me Holy Spirit, breathe in me Holy One Guide me in your path, show me your way; Breathe in my Holy Spirit, breathe in me your love, Bless my soul O Holy One and […]

Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled

Posted on 28. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

In these times of hardship, we draw solace from this chant, “Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled” from John 14:1-2 Let not your hearts be troubled, Trust in God and trust in me, In my Father’s house there are many rooms, I go there to prepare a place for you. It is from an album by […]

Love One Another

Posted on 30. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

In these times of hardship, we draw inspiration from the core Christian philosophy to “love one another”. The chant draws its inspiration from John 13:34 Love one another as I have loved you, This is all I ask of you; That you love one another, serve each other, Just as I have shown to you […]