William Byrd’s Ave Verum, Sung by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On October 22, 2016 the Brothers and Sisters from Saint Benedict Center, with some students and volunteers, went to The Arbors of Bedford, an Assisted Living Facility in New Hampshire, to sing and play for the residents. Here is our recording of William Byrd’s Ave Verum, along with photos from that day and some sacred images to enhance the video.

  • Della de la Torre

    Thank you so much for this, what a lovely surprise. The residents must have been in awe. Wish I could have been there with you. I recognized some of your voices and sang along with you. Hope all is well. Congratulations to sister Maria Rosaria from Iona and me on the fifth anniversary of her perpetual vows. God bless.

  • Louie’s Gems

    So beautiful wish we had such a religious community in the UK

  • Thank you.

  • Mrs. de la Torre: Thank you for your kind comment. The message to Sister Maria Rosaria has been delivered. God bless and Mary keep you. And my best to Iona.

  • Eleonore

    Made me cry. So beautiful.

  • That’s a very kind thing, visiting The Arbors. I’m sure that the residents benefitted greatly from your presence there.

  • Bravo. Wish I’d been there, but that applies to everything you do.

    Who directed you?

  • Thanks, Astrid. I was the director.

  • In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost and all the saints and holy angels I beseech you to DO MORE OF THIS. Deus vult. Io voglio.

  • OK, Astrid. We’ll try to. We have a growing repitoire, but getting in a “recording session” is tricky. Thanks for the encouragement.