A few small gift suggestions, music and… you know…

UPDATE: I added Amazon Search Boxes for the UK and for CANADA at the bottom of the blog.  You can cut and paste titles into them.

Looking for small gifts that are sure to be well received?

First, please use my Amazon search box on the left side bar.  That’ll help me.

Now, check out the Mystic Monk Coffee Sampler Page and get a passel o’ little packets of coffee, just 2 oz. each.  They have four different 9 pack sample options and one 30 pack.  (Go for the 30… just do it.) They also have Teas.

Next I received a note from the distributors of the music CD of Benedictine Monks at Norcia.

As you know the dear Monks of Norcia released their major label debut this year. The year ending 2015 Billboard charts were just published and they (The Monks of Norcia) came in #2 Classical Traditional Artist(just inches behind Bocelli- whom you would expect to top that chart) and also the Monks came in #10 Classical Overall(mainstream classical) Artist.

Not too shabby for a monastic community set in the Umbrian Mountain village of Norcia, Italy!

They also have a beautiful new calendar.


Speaking of Benedictines, there is an album of Advent music available from the wonderful Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

And they also have an album of Easter music and several others.

I want to include as well the superb Christmas music CDs produced by at the Church of St. John Cantius in Chicago which has a top notch choir.  When I have Christmas music playing, I often circle back to these discs.  Check out the parish website too, because Amazon might not have everything they have produced.

As a matter of fact, the day before I was to start my recent travels, I received a couple more discs from St. John Cantius, but I haven’t been able to listen to them yet.
There there is an outstanding disc from the only Catholic boy’s school choir in these USA, St. Paul’s at Harvard.  More HERE

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  1. AvantiBev says:

    Thank you for mentioning my parish, St. John Cantius. I cannot carry a tune in a bucket but I can recognize great music from the happy-clappy Haugen variety. I cannot speak highly enough of our 4 choirs under the direction of Father Scott Haynes and our schola. Father Phillips our pastor suffered much to preserve, defend and restore the beauty and majesty of our Roman Catholic worship. Music was one of his first steps in accomplishing that restoration back in 1988 when he was appointed pastor.

  2. Mike says:

    Talking of Norcia, I’m looking forward to next year’s Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to that elevated spot. With Archbishop Sample in the lead it should be a first-rate experience.

  3. PostCatholic says:

    St. Paul’s, Cambridge was one of my childhood parishes. My sister and brother were baptized there. It wasn’t thought of as “at Harvard” but rather as “in Harvard Square,” which was a neighborhood then. I saw things have changed when I visited the website just now; the parish clergy are also described as “chaplains” to the Harvard community. I guess that’s what happens when you put a student center where the basketball courts once were. There are other churches in Cambridge that serve the Harvard Community; I think Harvard even rents the old St. Peter’s High School near the Radcliffe/Avon Hill campus. I haven’t been back there in a while; these days when I’m in Cambridge on a Sunday I visit First Parish (which isn’t a Catholic one).

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