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, January 24, 2010
Today at St. Thomas
Sung by the St. Ann Choir at today's 'Gregorian' Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas:
Heinrich Isaac, Amen dico vobis Orlandus Lassus, Eripe me Isaac, Misereris omnium