In 1867, Matthew Arnold wrote "Dover Beach", a haunting poem evoking the "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" of the Sea of Faith. As a boomer who finished Catholic elementary school in 1964 and then watched my Church falter, I've found the roar all too audible. So here I wait, listening for the whispers of that Sea's invincible return.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
This Sunday at St. Thomas
Sung this Sunday at the noon Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas, Palo Alto:
Josquin des Prez, Christe Fili Dei Hans Leo Hassler, Christe Qui Lux Es et Dies