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, February 24, 2008
Today at St. Thomas
Sung by the St. Ann Choir at the noon Mass today at St. Thomas Aquinas:
Palestrina, Commissa mea pavesco Victoria, Domine, non sum dignus Lassus, Aude benigne conditor