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A traditional Catholic Thanksgiving hymn

Traditional Thanksgiving antiphonFor those looking for an antiphon for Thanksgiving…

The text reads:

Dominus dixit ad me: vade et interfice a Turcia operretur, et servient in fratribus meis minimis. Et abii, et percussit Turcia, et praeparavit cibos fratribus meis servierim. Alleluia.

In translation:

The Lord said to me: Go and kill a turkey, dress it, and serve to the least of my brethren. So I went and slew the turkey, dressed it and served to my brethren. Alleluia.

You can click not the image to enlarge it.

Thanks to my friend, Father Fluet…

New voting machines

new voting machines

You have a new option in voting… one booth on the left and another on the right. Your pick.

John Tavener dead 69

TavenerSir John Tavener, 69, died today. Much of his was spent in ill health, but he was not constrained by limitations of health.  Thanks be to God.

John Tavener is regarded as a “leading light” of our times. Encountering Tavener was surely a gift of God that allowed the soul to soar to new heights.

John Tavener was an Orthodox Christian who wrote a piece at the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Tavener was knighted in 2000.

The Telegraph has a brief report and the BBC files this report.

Eternal memory!

Buy a nun a book day


Today is the feast of a great woman, Benedictine, abbess, and Doctor of the Church, Saint Hildegard of Bingen. Buy a nun a book in honor of Saint Hildegard.

The NEW Blackfriars Films … Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life

Blackfriars filmsThe New York Province of Dominicans have brought together several media initiatives and created for themselves a new media division under the sponsorship of the Province of Saint Joseph with the debut of Blackfriar Films. They are off and running…

Here we have a treat with Father Austin Dominic Litke, OP, Father Robert Koopman, OSB and Leah Sedlacek performing a new arrangement of the beautiful 17th century hymn, “Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life.” The beautiful scenery of New York City is the God-given canvas for preaching Gospel and sharing the Christian faith with the world.

Father Austin is a campus minister at NYC and Father Robert is a monk of Saint John’s Abbey (MN) where he’s a music educator and artist.

In case you want to meditate on the beautiful words Father Austin is singing, here they are:

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
such a way as gives us breath,
such a truth as ends all strife,
such a life as killeth death.

Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength:
such a light as shows a feast,
such a feast as mends in length,
such a strength as makes his guest.

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
such a joy as none can move,
such a love as none can part,
such a heart as joys in love.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]
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