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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2


Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005



Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Bring Back the Sanctus Bells!!

Ever wonder what happened to those glorious bells, raising a "joyful noise" unto the Lord during the Mass? Many of us no longer hear these beautiful instruments, due to many misconceptions about the purpose and suitability of the use of bells in this post-Vatican II era.

Well, for those of you who would like to see the ringing of the bells once more, there is a great new resource for you online by Matthew Herrera. Below is his announcement of the new booklet --

"If you like bells as much as I do -- particularly Sanctus bells, please take a moment and download a copy of the monograph I have written on the history and use of Sanctus bells in the Catholic Church:

http://www.geocities.com/sanctusbells/

If you wish to (re)introduce Sanctus bells to your parish, I suggest you print the booklet (or have someplace like FedEx/Kinko's do it for you) along with the cover letter I have also placed on the above site and send them to your pastor.

I believe the monograph is well crafted. It relies on Church documents like the GIRM, the Bible and some pretty good Catholic scholarship, rather than personal opinion. It also looks quite snazzy when printed-out, folded and stapled in a booklet format."

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