Forget the Christmas music, how about some lovely, seasonally appropriate, Advent music instead…

… Tomorrow Christmas music begins. Never mind that it started playing in department stores as early as October. If you’re as sick of it as I am then you’ll definitely enjoy this – proper Advent music.

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles have put together an Advent CD appropriate for the season. Take a look at the playlist…

1. Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth
2. Angelus Ad Virginem
3. Regnantem Sempiterna
4. Gabriels Message
5. Creator Alme Siderum
6. Hayl Mary
7. Rorate Cæli
8. Præparate Corda Vestra
9. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
10. Benedixisti Domine
11. Maria Walks Amid the Thorn
12. Alma Redemptoris Mater
13. Adjuvabit Eam
14. O Come Divine Messiah
15. Vox Clara
16. Like the Dawning
17. Original composition

It’s everything you need to build an atmosphere of spiritual anticipation for the coming of Christ. That’s what Advent is; the word “Advent” is from the Latin adventus meaning “coming”. Jesus isn’t here yet. He’s not in the manager so put the Bambino down and back away from the creche.

Be still and expectant like a mother in her ninth month waiting for the birth of her child. Decorating our homes for Christmas is just the “nesting” stage. This music provides the perfect soundtrack to the excitement of waiting for the Nativity. Plus, all the proceeds go directly to the good Benedictines.

“When you purchase Advent at Ephesus from our website, a significant amount of the proceeds will go directly to our community. The funds will assist us in paying the remaining debt on the guesthouse in which we live. We can then begin to look towards our goal of the construction of our permanent monastery building. May God reward you!”

Unloading a shipment of CD’s. I want to HUG THEM ALL!


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