ORDINARY TIME: Living Life in the Slow Lane

Ah, we Catholics love a party!  And what is the liturgical calendar, if not a great excuse to put on our finery and enjoy a feast, celebrating the hallmarks of our faith with explosions of color and light and song!During the Christmas season, giddy with the news of the Christ Child’s birth, we decorate our churches and our homes with fragrant greenery, golden baubles, heady red poinsettias, and twinkling lights to rival the stars in the winter sky.Likewise, Eastertide—when the liturgy ref … [Read more...]

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“To Hope! A Celebration”: Dave Brubeck’s Jazz Liturgy UPDATED

UPDATE:  Tom Loewe, co-host of the wonderful "Notes From Above" show on Ave Maria Radio, offered some great insights into the life of Dave Brubeck.  If you're a jazz fan, you won't want to miss Tom's tribute show this week!  Details below about Brubeck's life and music from Tom himself. Brubeck was, and will always be, one of the great icons of Jazz. He was the first Jazz artist to sell a million records with “Take Five” back in 1959 and his opus of recordings since that time is truly massive. H … [Read more...]

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Holy Mass – LIVE From the Milk Grotto

Have you ever heard of the Milk Grotto?Well, I sure hadn’t, until last year.  The Milk Grotto (officially Magharet Sitti Mariam, “Grotto of the Lady Mary”) is a peaceful grotto located just a few minutes away from Bethlehem’s Manger Square.According to tradition, the Holy Family took refuge in the Milk Grotto during Herod’s Slaughter of the Innocents, before their flight into Egypt.  There in the grotto, Mary nursed the newborn Jesus; and while she was nursing, a drop of milk fell to the … [Read more...]

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