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Gregorian Chant Camp for Children

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Daniel diSilva sent me a video that he made with Kristen VonBerg (www.kristenvonberg.com) about a San Diego parish that conducts a summer camp where children learn to sing Gregorian Chant. They are not so much promoting the camp itself as much as the ancient art of singing the ancient music of the Church.
New 2000 Year-Old Summer Camp Tradition At a Catholic Church ​in San Diego, children as young as 8 years old are learning the ancient art of singing Gregorian Chant while attending a fun, activities-packed, musical summer camp. Campfire sing-a-longs may never be the same! Under the direction of former opera performer Mary Ann Carr-Wilson, the young campers study and sing the traditional music of the Latin Rite - particularly Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony.

Listen to these comments from the youtube site:  I am so impressed, enchanted (!) by the voices of these kids in San Diego, and would love to expand this beautiful tradition so that everybody could experience it.  This is our…

Announcing February Online Marriage Enrichment!!

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           Looking for ways         to make your marriage                   stronger?



Join me this February 3, 4, 10, or 11 in an online marriage enrichment retreat. Spend an hour or two, just in time for Valentine's Day, to make your marriage stronger! Similar to an interactive webinar, the retreat offers talks illustrated by sacred artwork with a background of Gregorian chant.

If you've never attended an online retreat before, don't worry -- the technology is easy. All you need is high-speed Internet and speakers for your computer. You can ask and answer questions simply by typing in a chatbox. But if you wish, you can purchase low-cost earbuds with a computer mike and speak directly with me and the other participants. You’ll receive a link by email to enter the online environment and a friendly tech will help you get used to all the features.

You can participate as an individual or a couple, during the early afternoon or in the evening -- whatever works for you. And if you c…

'Where two or three meet in my name . . .' Sunday Reflections, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 4 September 2011

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Prayer of the Penitent Monks, Alessandro Magnasco (1667 – 1749)
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)

Gospel Matthew 18:15-20 (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England @ Wales, Ireland, Scotland).
Jesus said to his disciples: 'If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, is between your two selves. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you: the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain any charge. But if he refuses to listen to these, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a pagan or a tax collector.
'I tell you solemnly, whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.
'I tell you solemnly once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven.
For where two or three mee…