For Another Lenten Hymn and Thanks to Our Readers Too

For Another Lenten Hymn and Thanks to Our Readers Too February 24, 2010

One of the neat side-effects of this blog is that many of our readers share the same joy that Webster and I have for the Catholic Church. And then, they share what they have joyfully found with us and with you. This post is a text-book example of this.

About a week ago, I posted a poem by St. Gregory the Great called The Glory of These 40 Days to get Lent started off.  Today, I happened over to our Facebook page and noted  two things.

First, we have crossed the 200 Facebook fans mark (203 as of this writing) so Webster and I have popped some champagne! Thanks to all of you who have signed up to follow our posts either here (on Blogger) or there (on Facebook)! We sincerely appreciate your support.

The second thing I noticed was that one of our readers posted the video below of another hymn by Gregory the Great on the Fans Only part of our Facebook page. Neither the Caped Crusader (Webster) nor the Boy Wonder (Frank) found this one, folks. All thanks go to YIM Catholic Facebook fan and reader Emile James G.

And what a great find it us!  Just another day rummaging through the treasure chest of the Catholic Church searching for the roots of our faith and the essence of Christianity. Which, quite simply, is another reason YIM Catholic.

And as Webster’s post on Ecclesial Movements shows us an example of sharing our faith with others outside of our parish communities, so too does sharing with our band of brethren here at YIM Catholic reinforce the same love for the Church.

The following hymn entitled Audi, benigne Conditor (Merciful Creator, Hear!)  is attributed to Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604). In the Roman Breviary this hymn is used at Vespers during Lent for both Sundays and the ferial Office from the first Sunday in Lent until the Friday before Passion Sunday. In the Liturgia Horarum it is used at Vespers for the Sunday Office from the first Sunday until the Saturday before Holy Week. That’s a whole lot of Latin, folks. Lucky for us, the video below has subtitles. Enjoy!

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  • And a hat tip to our guest Allison Salerno who linked to similar video(w/o English subtitles) in her post Because of What Sin Does a few days ago.