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.
Monday, November 13, 2006
This Sunday at St. Thomas
Sung by the St. Ann Choir at yesterday's noon Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas in Palo Alto:
Tomas Luis de Victoria, O vos omnes Pierre de la Rue, O salutaris hostia Heinrich Isaac, Amen dico vobis