“Let Nothing Disturb You”: A Virtual Choir of Carmelites

This impressive both technologically and musically. With a few exceptions among apostolic communities -- and of course, the Third Order laity -- when you think Carmelite, you think enclosure; you think grilles; you think of interior castles and humble cells.And yet, thanks to the wonders of digital recording and the internet, we can listen to a virtual choir of Carmelite women, singing -- and wonderously -- a new piece of music set to the most famous prayer of the great Carmelite foundress … [Read more...]

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St. Catherine of Siena would “get” Sister Cristina Scuccia

Not long after Deacon Greg posted this bit about her singing "Flashdance: What a Feeling", a friend on Facebook shot me a private message wondering if I was not getting "a little worried" about all of the attention being given to Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia, or -- as she is known in Italy -- Suor Cristina."Well, sure. As she becomes more well-known, the world will throw awful temptations her way," I responded, "so we really should pray for her spiritual welfare. She's human and we're … [Read more...]

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St. Teresa of Avila and New Media

In the mail today comes a paperback copy of Father James Martin's book, Between Heaven and Mirth, and since I liked it so well when I read it the first time, I flipped through it again over lunch, and re-discovered this quote from St. Teresa of Avila:“From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us.”Ah, I thought. Sour is the mot juste! I don't know whether it's simply because times are hard and headlines are harrowing, or because people are feeling pinched, but that's … [Read more...]

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