Every Christian needs to have this one memorized! Color-coded version to help with your translation here.
For Musical Church Latinists
Besides study of the Latin language in general, Sacred Music in Latin is one of my favorite hobbies. Due to digging around for a few years, I have found a lot of good sites for learning the music of all this Church Latin. I hope that you find some good stuff here that will help... Continue Reading →
Church Latin Links Master List
Links are tucked away in the dozens and dozen of posts on this blog. And since sometimes I update old posts months later with related new finds, even if you have read every post here from the beginning, you may find something you hadn't seen in the below new list!
Latin for Lent
In the spirit of the upcoming "Season of Latin," if you will, I have some links and printables to offer you.
Advent Carol: Angelus ad Virginem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yN6QueLslM I love hymns and carols, and currently this one is playing in my head--mostly because I am getting ready for Advent. (What, you don't know many songs for Advent? Better learn this, stat!) This song sounds like a Christmas carol, but it is all about the Annunciation, so it's absolutely delightful to sing while... Continue Reading →
Antiphon: O Virtus Sapientiae
This is my very favorite piece of music by St. Hildegard von Bingen. It is very mysterious, which is not surprising as she was a great mystic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77M2pkkdH10 O Virtus Sapientiae (antiphon) by Hildegard von Bingen I have learned to sing it, and you can learn to sing it, too! Read through the Latin text... Continue Reading →
Ave Maris Stella: Everything You Need
Catholics have accepted some of the worst distortions of their Faith in the order of music, art, and literature without a shiver of discontent because they never really heard the "Tantum Ergo" or the "Ave Maris Stella" --not for lack of faith, but because there had never been ordinary music in the home to have... Continue Reading →