This evening the 64th benefactor for the Simple English Propers project tipped the campaign, this on the eve of the 14th day since it first began. It has only taken two weeks to reach the project goal!
This is astounding and inspiring in every way. I am just shocked by the response to this project, and how quickly people of faith emerged to embrace a platform of decentralized patronage to commission a creative work which will be given forever as a gift to the Church.
Many must be scratching their heads wondering how this possibly happened. Many certainly have their curiosities piqued. We at the Chant Café are overjoyed, and I as the editor of this creative work am deeply humbled and most profoundly grateful to all of you who saw value in this project and took a leap of faith in a new model of sacred music commissioning. From the bottom of my heart: thank you!
I can assure you that much more reflection will follow. For now we just rest in joy and gratefulness to the Lord for all of the gifts that he has given us, and in thanksgiving for the members of the Body of Christ who cooperated to allow a movement to emerge which will be greater than the sum of its parts. May the Lord who began this good work bring it to completion!