Virgin Mary in Song

Let's have some music for your weekend!My kids are feeling poorly. I'm blogged out from all the coverage of the Pantheacon transgender/Z Budapest conflict/discussion. So let's have some beauty! To song!The most famous of all songs about the Virgin Mary is the Ave Maria, the Latin version of the Hail Mary: "Hail Mary, full of grace, God is with you; blessed are you among women and blessed it the fruit of your womb, Jesus; Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour … [Read more...]

A Musical Interlude

Each quarter I load up a Spotify playlist with music that channels the tradition I'm embracing. I enjoyed the rhythms and chants of Hindu inspired music. I listened to a lot of Bjork and Florence + the Machine during my Pagan quarter, two artists I adore. They may not be Pagan themselves, but their lyrics and sensibilities sure are. But this quarter? Contemporary Christian music is just so bad. Bland, cheesy, and trite.As I was lying awake in the wee hours of the night, I had a realization.* … [Read more...]


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