Today we welcome St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) who speaks to us from a sermon about St. John the Baptist on his feast day, the Feast of the Nativity of St. John.
Along the way you will hear a couple versions of Ut queant laxis, the famous hymn for this feast day. The first is a baroque version by Juan de Araujo (+1712), which will give you a sense of the sacred music in the great cathedrals of S America. This has a pretty groovy ending, too. There is also a Gregorian chant version worked in.
And since a reader recently dropped me a line about having enjoyed the stories of The Little World, we have another installment about the fictional not-quite-saint don Camillo Tarocci, (+ A.D. … ?), tough guy and parish priest.
Some time ago, I began a to read stories from The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi. There is a Don Camillo tag you can use to find the others easily.
These delightful pieces are set in post-war Northern Italy.
They blend brilliant insight into the human condition with solid applied Catholic Faith.
Today we hear the story:
105 10-06-24 Augustine on the Baptist; don Camillo (Part VIII)
104 10-05-28 A glimpse of heaven, “the Love that moves the sun and other stars”
103 10-05-24 The new translation of the 2nd Eucharist Prayer; Fr. Z digresses and rants
102 10-05-21 Exploring the new English translation of the Roman Canon; voicemail
101 10-05-15 Preface for Ascension
100 10-04-18 Benedict XVI, Pius XII, Justin Martyr and Fr. Z rants about liturgical abuse