Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blessing the city streets

In my last semester of theology school, I sat in a seminar between a Dominican deacon brother and Latin whiz who made a special point of showing up to my final exams to encourage me, and another Dominican deacon brother who wrote this important article, and the three of us competed with a very well-educated priest of the Diocese of Moscow. It was a terrifically enjoyable class, a dozen or so disciplined and smart characters working on ressourcement Thomism.

The Latin whiz, now a priest, sings in this interesting video, featuring a mystical hymn written by George Herbert and Ralph Vaughan Williams, two Anglicans, and set in New York City.

Having personally known Fr.'s kindness in many ways, it's nice to see him expressing in music some of the spirituality that underlies his many fine qualities.