OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph.

082 09-03-19 St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena

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Happy Name Day Holy Father!

In this rapid PODCAzT, we will drill into a beautiful Gregorian chant hymn to St. Joseph in the Liturgia Horarum, the Liturgy of the Hours.

The hymn is Te, Ioseph celebrent and it is in the Liber Hymnarius for 1st and 2nd Vespers for the Feast of St. Joseph.

Also we listen to an indulgenced prayer written by Pope Leo XIII, Ad Te Ioseph.

Finally, we hear St. Bernardine of Siena (+1444) preach on our Patron of the Universal Church who is Patron of the dying.

Sing along with the hymns! Buy a Liber Hymnarius!

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  1. Eugene says:

    Thank you Father for the beautiful reflection on my favourite saint.
    And a Happy Saint’s Name day to Pope Emeritus Benedict for whom I pray ad multos annos.

  2. guans says:

    Thank you for a wonderful tribute to St Joseph.
    We have the Lords prayer, the Hail Mary and the Glory be and now a prayer to St Joseph.
    This blogger thinks it should be added to the rosary year round:

  3. The Masked Chicken says:

    Alas, the LH is copyrighted, so no online version :(. However, many of the hymns exist in other books which are out of copyright, so it might be possible to put together an online book of free material. If I had a copy of the LH, I could check the musicological online resources to find free copies. I do not own such a copy, but if someone wants to post the index of songs, I could get to work. See, this could be a community effort for the New (Old) Evangelization.

    In the mean time, here is a link to the Latin and English words of the hymn:


    The Chicken

  4. Mariana2 says:

    Thank you, Father, that was wonderful! Thanks to the above posters for the links!

  5. James Joseph says:

    I like the hymn “Caelitum Ioseph decus”. I sing it pretty much everyday at work while going about my business.

  6. Suburbanbanshee says:

    The website of the Church Music Association of America, musicasacra.com, has many online copies of hymnals for the Liturgy of the Hours/Divine Office. There are also a good many hymnals available to buy, at reasonable prices, which musicasacra.com links to.

  7. lsclerkin says:

    This one’s like incense and sprinkled rose water.
    Thank you, Father.

  8. CAR says:

    I agree, too. That was beautiful, Father! What a wonderful way, as I end with my night prayers. Hope we can hear more of your Gregorian Chant in the future.

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