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, April 13, 2008
Last Sunday at St. Thomas
Sung by the St. Ann Choir at St. Thomas Aquinas last Sunday:
Josquin des Prez, Tu pauperum refugium Heinrich Isaac, Ego sum pastor bonus Pierre de la Rue, O salutaris hostia