Thanks Phyllis for the intro, and thanks Sybil for the first-ever selfie review!…

Thanks Phyllis for the intro, and thanks Sybil for the first-ever selfie review! We love this book!

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Phyllis A. Tickle

I don’t remember the exact place, of course, but I do remember that it was at lunch. [Sybil MacBeth and I “do” lunch fairly regularly, or we would, if only we could manage to be in the same place at the same time more than a half-dozen times a year. Her PRAYING IN COLOR work and my Emergence talks keep us both fairly well occupied...or perhaps better said, pre-occupied.]Anyway, she had just received the final, last-chance-to make-corrections version of her new book, The Season of the Nativity: Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Extremist from Paraclete Press, the publisher. I had already seen various iterations of the copy and the artwork when we were to have lunch that day. Sybil’s an Advent freak, to put it kindly, so I had asked her to send me the latest version. She did…and I, who really am not an Advent fan, fell in love with what she had done. I said, “This is great stuff. It is so you and so what Advent should be.”Sipping from one of her numerous glasses of unsweetened Iced tea with lemon, she, uncharacteristically, admitted that she herself liked what was happening, but there was jitteriness in the response. The tea or something else, I wondered? Sybil: #quot;Phyllis, I think this is an odd book. The first third of it looks like the inside of my brain–lots of messy rooms and scrambled thoughts. So I##039;ve beat other reviewers to the punch and have written my own review. The review is sort of an apologetic for the structure of the book, but it also tells readers about my vision. It’s partly serious, partly goofy. It was really cathartic to write it. Now I feel better about the book##039;s oddness.#quot;Phyllis: #quot;I want to see it.#quot; Sybil: #quot;Uh, really?#quot;So Sybil sent me the review and I loved It. “This is too much fun for you to keep it to yourself. I dare to you to post it for the world to see. If you post, I will too,” I said.So these several months later, the book is now available; and Sybil, who cannot for the life of her refuse a dare and I knew it, may have written publishing’s first selfie review, which I am more than charmed to post here. As I said, I love this book, and I think you will, too. Go ahead. Read it. I dare you.Here##039;s Sybil##039;s selfie review: http://prayingincolor.com/selfie-review-of-the-season-of-the-nativity


Timeline Photos
Happy Birthday Franz Liszt! (10.22.1811 – 7.31.1886)

#quot;My work . . . has sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart . . . I can truly say that my Mass has been more prayed than composed.#quot;

Paraclete Recordings featured Liszt##039;s sacred choral works — a result of his deeply spiritual faith — in Gloriae Dei Cantores##039; album Faith of My Heart.

http://www.paracletepress.com/faith-of-my-heart-sacred-choral-music-of-franz-liszt.html

October 20 Echoes of Eternity He maketh peace within thy borders, and fillest th…

October 20 Echoes of Eternity
He maketh peace within thy borders, and fillest thee with the finest of the wheat.
Psalm 147:14
Let this mind be in you—a mind like that of My Son—to seek My face and My favor above all earthly treasures. My goodness has never failed, the stream of mercy has never run dry. You have been fed with “the finest wheat” and you have been spared many sorrows. Forget not, My child, the signs I have given you of My loving care.
In this period of your life, I call you to greater faithfulness in turning from temporary fulfillments to a longer view of My will. No longer do you have to guess or wonder about what your future will be. A
walk on the path I have laid out for you is your future. It does not ask for, nor require, heroics. Just a simple, day-by-day walk with Me.

Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4087971

Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4087971


Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song
www.communityofjesus.org
By Cantor Chant When Needed! I just had the privilege of being part of a chant schola that participated in a liturgy for mission outreach. There were many choirs singing in the service but only one chant schola – ours! The clergy asked us to choose a piece we thought appropriate for the occasion and almost instantly, one of our schola members suggested the Communion chant: [ 133 more words. ]

Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song

By Cantor

Chant When Needed!

I just had the privilege of being part of a chant schola that participated in a liturgy for mission outreach. There were many choirs singing in the service but only one chant schola – ours! The clergy asked us to choose a piece we thought appropriate for the occasion and almost instantly, one of our schola members suggested the Communion chant:

“Andrew said to Simon, his brother: I have found the Messiah who is said to be the Christ: and His name is Jesus.”  John I: 41-42  (Communion for Week II, Ordinary Time, Year B – found on page 263 of the Graduale Triplex).

The room fell silent as we chanted this beautiful text.The chant echoes Andrew’s outcry to his brother and also highlights the name of “Jesus” with the most extraordinary melodic shape and motive.  This was a great example of chant composed for one purpose able to serve for a completely different one. We should never pass up the opportunity to chant when and where we are needed!

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Image Credit: Chants from a choirbook from Florence – Victoria and Albert Museumwww.vam.ac.uk

October 19 Echoes of Eternity For all the Athenians which were there spent their…

October 19 Echoes of Eternity
For all the Athenians which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.
Acts 17:21
Truth is a spring of living water. It does not grow stale nor hackneyed, even though the verbal expressions may seem time-worn. Truth carries life-giving properties for the soul, and without these properties the soul languishes and shrivels. Cherish and hunger for truth, My child, for it shall make you free. Whether it be pleasant or bitter, its effect is health-bringing.
Many souls run shipwreck in their pursuit of new thoughts and ideas. They lose their devotion to the truth they have once known. They are fascinated and dazzled by the entertaining effects of newness and surprise. Be careful in your seeking to hold on to the truth that I have entrusted to you. Beware boredom, for it is a sign that you are seeking a false goal—something that will crowd out the good entrusted to you. Don’t worry about being original. Let Me take care of that!

October 18 Echoes of Eternity Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the…

October 18 Echoes of Eternity
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 12:3
Thirst for the living water. Seek the living water. My life-giving water renews and restores. Do not be content, My child, with the polluted waters of this present age. Turn your mind to My word of
truth, My Shepherd’s voice, and I will give you an abundance you have never dreamed possible. Turn, turn from the distractions and toys that occupy your time and thoughts, that My word and My will may prevail. Seek the living water and be renewed.

Flash Friday— $5 Today! I Loved Jesus in the Night: Teresa of Calcutta A Secret…

Flash Friday— $5 Today!
I Loved Jesus in the Night: Teresa of Calcutta A Secret Revealed
#quot;To be in love #amp; yet not to love, to live by faith and yet not believe. To spend myself and yet to be in total darkness.
— Mother Teresa of Calcutta
http://www.paracletepress.com/i-loved-jesus-in-the-night-teresa-of-calcutta-a-secret-revealed.html

Flash Friday— $5 Today! I Loved Jesus in the Night: Teresa of Calcutta A Secret…

Flash Friday— $5 Today!
I Loved Jesus in the Night: Teresa of Calcutta A Secret Revealed
#quot;To be in love #amp; yet not to love, to live by faith and yet not believe. To spend myself and yet to be in total darkness.
— Mother Teresa of Calcutta
http://www.paracletepress.com/i-loved-jesus-in-the-night-teresa-of-calcutta-a-secret-revealed.html