Palestrina’s Iesu Rex Admirabilis

The feast of Christ the King (in the usus antiquior) was put in place on this last Sunday of October to counteract so-called Reformation...

A Reflection on the Exorcist: Believer

The latest exorcist movie, Exorcist: The Believer (henceforward “The Believer”), hit theaters on Friday, October 6, 2023, close to the 50th anniversary of the...

Mendelssohn’s Ave Maria

On this memorial of the Holy Name of Mary, here is a magnificent rendition of the Ave Maria by Felix Mendelssohn, which may seem...

Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – On Guitar

I wouldn't have thought it could be done, but for our musical selection this Sunday - after a respite from these - here is...

Why Is This Night Different? – A Poem

The table set for everyday- my father, leaning in; two or three gathered.   His usual shyness at supper- the rub of indignity against composure; his cane, his chair.   His voice...

Thinking as Though God Exists: Newman on Evangelizing the “Nones”

Dr. Ryan Topping, of Newman Theological College in Edmonton, zealous proponent of true Catholic education, life-long teacher, prolific author and sometime contributor to these...

Bruckner’s Os Iusti: The Mouth of the Just Man

On this memorial of Saint Bonaventure - as mentioned in our post, one of the 37 Doctors of the Church - a fitting musical...

Bruckner’s Ave Maria

In honour of this double memorial of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, the patroness of our college, and Our Lady of Combermere, the patroness...

Cantatas for Pentecost, Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam

J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750) , composed a series of cantatas for the Church's liturgical year during his time as kappelmeister and kantor at...

The Passions of J.S. Bach

As we begin Holy Week with this Passion Sunday, it is fitting to suggest some music to fit the season, here the two 'Passions'...