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, December 09, 2007
This Sunday at St. Thomas
Sung by the St. Ann Choir at today's noon mass at St. Thomas Aquinas:
Thomas Tallis, Euge caeli porta Heinrich Isaac, Jerusalem surge Anon. 15c. French (Meaux Abbey), Veni, veni Emanuel