The traditional Catholic funeral liturgy inspired Webber’s Requiem and still has popular appeal. The Pie Jesu (which is the last couplet from the Dies Irae combined with the Agnus Dei), beautifully sung by a tthirteen-year-old London boy, recently won a … Continue reading
The Kingdom of Speech lives up to its blurb summary as “an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech — not evolution — is responsible for humanity’s complex societies and achievements.” Continue reading
As formerly isolated technologies are being unified by new large language AI (artificial intelligence) models, Tristan Harris — an American technology ethicist, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology — is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of an … Continue reading
We have an opportunity to purchase the vesting cabinet pictured below when it becomes available very soon. This used cabinet will make a very welcome addition to our sacristy, allowing us to store vestments and other accessories of sacred worship … Continue reading
While I’m on the subject of Advent hymns, here is one written by Michael Denis in 1774 (the music that goes with is was probably written by Michael Haydn). The text is drawn from Holy Scripture, Old and New Testaments: … Continue reading
Here is one of our favorite Advent hymns. It is sung in two parts, one of which is a haunting counterpoint. The carol comes from sixteenth century Germany (although it is probably much older) and commemorates the barrenness of the … Continue reading
Would you like to help beautify the liturgy here at Saint Benedict Center? Our sacristy is in need of some “everyday” vestments to give us a chance to repair our aging items. We are able to get the vestments shown below for an … Continue reading
On the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of May, August 22, in the month of the Immaculate Heart, we will have a 9:30 AM High Mass in our new chapel followed by a reception (details to be announced).
Here are some lovely images put together by Owen Carson to give you a clearer idea of what we’re working towards. For a bigger image, just click on each one. For more about our chapel project, please go here.
Thank you to all our benefactors for helping us to build an edifice at the Center that is truly worthy of Catholic worship! We are still putting on finishing touches and procuring items used for the Traditional Mass. Memorializations will help us … Continue reading
IHM School continues its annual food and music Festival as a busy one-day Event on August 14. The price is right to celebrate with a one-of-a-kind, old-fashioned family festival: the eighth annual Blueberry Fiddle Festival, organized by Richmond’s Immaculate Heart … Continue reading
Little Book of Instructions for Christian Mothers [continued] (from Mother Love – A Manual for Christian Mothers – by Rev. Pius Franciscus, O.M.Cap., 1926) On the Christian Training of Children Chapter XIII. – How a Christian Mother Should Prepare Her … Continue reading
This page was originally a post. However, the subject is so important, I didn’t want it to get lost in the archives. [At our monthly Mothers’ Tea, the ladies asked for references for modest swimwear. I just borrowed the list … Continue reading
Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Expectation. This feast has an interesting history that Brother Andre reviewed for us this morning in his morning meditation in our chapel. In Spain, this feast day is Nuestra Senora de … Continue reading
What do blueberries and fiddles have in common? Come and see at the 7th annual Richmond Blueberry Fiddle Festival, Immaculate Heart of Mary School’s unique, old-fashioned family festival. Enjoy Friday’s Fish Fry & Contra Dance, Saturday’s Fiddle Contest (endorsed by … Continue reading