Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Homily for Chant Intensive

Delivered at the closing Mass of the Winter Chant Intensive, this homily by Cávana Wallace, Pastor of Saint Margaret Parish, Oceanside, provides a beautiful description of what sacred music is:

We can only surmise what the music of heaven is like and the peace and the refreshment it must give. But on this side of the veil within the unfolding of the Church’s liturgy, Gregorian chant must come very close to the music of heaven. This is not a private opinion. The Church has seen it wise at attach particular indulgences to the singing of Gregorian chant. Why? It is because such sacred music can and does do something to the soul.

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