Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song

by Sr Fidelis                

The Lenten Journey

We’ve begun to embark on a journey that will lead us to the great commemoration of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. This time of formation is also known as Quadragesimae – Latin for “forty days.” The first official reference to Lent as a period of forty days’ preparation is found in teachings of the Council of Nicaea in 325. 

On Ash Wednesday, we were marked with the sign of the cross, marked with ash  — a vivid reminder that God is our creator, and we are the creature. Each day brings us reminders of our dependence on him. The Lenten journey is a time of inner reflection and repentance, but also a time of joy, and  greater understanding of God’s watch- care over us.  The Gregorian chants we’ll be looking at and listening to are full of these truths!


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About Sr. Fidelis

I am 46 years old, and have been a Sister at the Community of Jesus for 26 years. Having grown up here, I have been singing Gregorian chant since I was 10! I was very blessed to study Gregorian chant with Dr. Mary Berry in Cambridge, England and here at home. Recently, I have been able to do some radio and tv interviews, sharing about the blessings of Gregorian chant. I love leading chant workshops, and have been able to do that in the US and abroad.

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