… Orlande de Lassus’s Media Vita, as described by my friend, Colin; “(Lassus) is darker than the brightness of Palestrina, so that his bright moments sparkle out of the darkness. It’s a chiaroscuro in music – the soundtrack of a Caravaggio painting.”
The beauty of sound
The beauty of sight
We adore Thee, O Christ, and bless Thee.
Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
CCC 1466: The confessor is not the master of God’s forgiveness, but its servant. The minister of this sacrament should unite himself to the intention and charity of Christ. He should have a proven knowledge of Christian behavior, experience of human affairs, respect and sensitivity toward the one who has fallen; he must love the truth, be faithful to the Magisterium of the Church, and lead the penitent with patience toward healing and full maturity. He must pray and do penance for his penitent, entrusting him to the Lord’s mercy.
Did you get that? The priest does penance for our sins… not just absolve them and send us on our way. I mean, it makes perfect sense. We unload our sins in the confessional and the priest, in persona Christi, hauls them away for us like Christ taking our sins to the cross. What a beautifully perfect act of reconciliation.
Thanks, Digi, for reminding us of this.
And lastly, the beauty of living a life devoted to Christ