A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: November

A barren month, filled with dying leaves and frost-covered grass, November has its own strange and empty sense of beauty. This month’s musical selection is anything but that! Although rather eclectic, I hope it adds a little flair to your fall-to-winter transition… 1) Symphony no. 9 in D minor (‘Choral’), op. 125, 4: Presto, by […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: October

October has come and gone, and the time has come for me to share with you my top five songs for this month of crisp winds, fiery leaves, and pumpkins galore! Enjoy the whimsical selection! 1) Mélodie from Orfeo ed Euridice, by Christoph Willibald Gluck, arr. by Giovanni Sgambati This piece comes from an opera […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: September

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…” — Peggy Toney Horton September is a month of transitions. Summer changes to fall, vacation is exchanged for school and work, and the days of picnics and barbecues fade away, replaced with brisk walks and warm fires. The following five pieces seem […]

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“Love and Mercy:” A Chance to Support Catholic Films!

It came to my attention through the Blessed Is She Facebook group that there is a new docudrama coming to select theaters on October 28th of this year! Love and Mercy is a film that shares details about the Divine Mercy image and the life of St. Faustina Kowalska. The movie also compares the Divine […]

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A Hidden Sanctuary: Thoughts on My Trip to The Met Cloisters

As the leaves start to fall one by one, and the golden slowness of my summer routine fades away, I’m recalling the lessons and observations that I picked up during my visit to The Met Cloisters in July. We’re already halfway through September, with the autumn and winter holidays closer than we’d like to admit, […]

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