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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
This Sunday at St. Thomas
Sung by the St. Ann Choir at the noon Mass for the feast of the Baptism of Christ:
Tomas Luis de Victoria, Missa O magnum mysterium
and a lovely motet by des Prez whose title I've forgotten, sadly.