Wishing You Joy on Christmas Day!

Latin text: Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui. Alleluia. Translation: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Alleluia. Click for Detailed Image Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Learn More Merry…

Palestrina and Fra Angelico

“The Annunciation represents the biblical story in which Archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus. These two panels were once part of a large altarpiece, placed to the left and right above a central painting and held within an elaborate frame. Fra Angelico represented…

Alleluia: Restless Heart

by Renee Yann, RSM, at Lavish Mercy Prose: from Augustine’s autobiography about his mother Monica: And now you stretched forth your hand from aboveand drew up my soul out of that profound darknessbecause my mother, your faithful one,wept to you on my behalf more than mothersare accustomed to weepfor the bodily deaths of their children….

Monteverdi: Beatus vir primo, SV 268

Psalm 112 in Music Psalm 112 has been included in various places in Western Christian liturgy, especially in the context of vespers, and has been popular for musical settings, which are generally known by their opening words, Beatus vir. A database of psalm settings by Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries lists 81…

Francesca LaRosa: Psalm 22

My God, My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me? Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24) R. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? All who see me scoff at me; they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads: “He relied on the LORD; let him deliver him, let him rescue him,…

Kari Jobe: Be Still My Soul

Image Credit La Falaise, Jules Breton, (1827-1906, FRENCH), signed Jules Breton (lower left) , oil on canvas , 32 1/8 by 46 1/2 in., 81.6 by 118.1 cm, Source: Sotheby’s Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside