We welcome as our guest the 5th century writer Sulpicius Severus who speaks to us about St. Martin of Tours who
died in 397 and also the english poet John Clare who died in 1864. Sulpicius Severus died sometime between 420 and 425. He was was the earliest biographer of St. Martin, the bishop of Tour in France, who died in 397.
We will also hear "Martinmass" by John Clare written on 11 Nov 1841.
‘Tis Martinmass from rig to rig
Ploughed fields and meadow lands are blea
In hedge and field each restless twig
Is dancing on the naked tree
Flags in the dykes are bleached and brown
Docks by its sides are dry and dead
All but the ivy-boughs are brown
Upon each leaning dotterel’s head
Crimsoned with awes the awthorns bend
O’er meadow-dykes and rising floods
The wild geese seek the reedy fen
And dark the storm comes o’er the woods
The crowds of lapwings load the air
With buzes of a thousand wings
There flocks of starnels too repair
When morning o’er the valley springs
I have lots of digressions about St. Martin of Tour, including the time I held his skull in my hands.
Since I mention the storni in Rome, there is YouTube video below. I didn’t make it. And I suggest you watch it after you hear the PODCAzT.
Campanero – Orquestra del Sol
Surrexit pastor bonus, motet for 4 voices – Palestrina
Panis Angelicus – César Franck – Westminster Boys Choir
Concerto No. 3 In F, "the Autumn" (l’autunno) – Adagio
Frère Jacques – Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Fra’ Martino – Piccoli Cantori Di Niny Comolli E Lucia Mannucci
The iTunes feed is working. It stops and starts again… mysteriously. Beats me!
Some of the last offerings (check out the PODCAzT PAGE):
071 08-11-06 "Faith inscribed across your heart": Benedict on Cyril of Jerusalem & Cyril on faith, your treasure
070 08-11-01 Venerable Bede on All Saints; a collage; don Camillo (Part IV)
069 08-10-30 Augustine on Ps 103; Benedictines can sing!
068 08-08-04 Interview – Fr. Tim Finigan on the Oxford TLM conference; don Camillo (Part III)
067 08-07-29 St. Augustine on Martha, active v. contemplative lives; don Camillo (part II)
066 08-07-25 don Camillo (part I): VM – advice on getting TLMs & “pro multis”