Music

These Youth Singing ‘Coventry Carol’ at Illinois State Capital Might be the most Beautiful Thing We’ve Seen in a While

Coventry Carol, otherwise known as “The hymn of the Holy Innocents” was sung by the youth of St. John Cantius and Crusaders for Life in the Illinois state capitol back in 2017. This hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking lullaby was sung during a rally for the dignity of the unborn. Translated Lyrics:Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny …

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This Up-and-Coming Indie Catholic Artist is Really Worth a Listen

Harrison Lemke just released his newest album Thy Tender Care right before Christmas and it’s a gem. Here are 5 reasons why you should also listen to it (and listen to all his other work, too). 1. He’s Catholic This is pretty self-explanatory but we should definitely be supporting the good work of other Catholics. 2. He …

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Watch this Beautiful Advent Song from Vigil Project

“All creation groans in labor Waiting for our humble savior Joyful hope for Jesus coming In our hearts is overflowing”   Is this not the cry of our hearts during advent? Waiting, anticipation, preparing, making room, joy, hope, and peace. Randomly scrolling Instagram, I came across a video from The Vigil Project, when I saw …

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12 Songs for Advent (Because It’s Not Christmas Yet!)

We all know those people who run right over Advent on their way to decorate the Christmas tree. Or maybe we are those people. You’ve just packed away your Thanksgiving leftovers and they’re already cranking up the Christmas tunes. Turn down “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” for goodness sake. It’s not even Christmas yet. Here are …

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15 Melodic Creations Inspired By and Named After Saints

Most of us know that St. Cecilia—whose feast day is November 22nd—is the patroness of music and musicians. Many of us know that many Catholic artists, such as Audrey Assad, have written songs inspired by saints. Saints and religious were a popular subject for classical composers but did you all know that even secular artists …

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Crack Open That Mass Hymnal and Make a Joyful Noise

Sadly, it has become all too routine for me to look around at Mass (I attend a round parish, so it’s easy to see other people) and see no one singing. Even the Mass parts which are the same every weekend are barely sung. It does not matter if the hymns are traditional or contemporary; …

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