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, September 23, 2007
Today at St. Thomas
Sung by the St. Ann Choir today at the noon Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas:
Cipriano de Rore, Sicut cervus Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Ego sum panis vivus