Spiffy new Christmas Music disc from the Dominican Sisters of Mary

Lots of groups are coming out with sacred music discs these days.  GREAT!

Well in advance of the Advent/Christmas season, the Dominican Sisters of Mary in Ann Arbor, MI have a new Christmas music disc.  They are celebrating their own 20th year.  I’ve written about them and another beautiful disc before, HERE.

Great stocking stuffers.  Think of yourselves baking cookies on a winter’s eve, with the tree lit up, listening to this fine disc.  Of course you also have discs by the Benedictine Sisters for Advent and Mystic Monk Coffee in a Fr. Z mug.

The new Christmas music disc will be available on 13 October.  Of course there are also MP3 options, not just physical discs.  There is a PRE-ORDER price.


Who are these sisters?  They aren’t LCWR types.

Among the other discs I’ve posted about lately are one form St. John Cantius (HERE) and the Boys Choir of St. Paul’s at Harvard Square (HERE).

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  1. RAve says:

    Thank you so very much, Father Z, for posting about this CD and the Sisters. My daughter has been with them for 5 years and currently is the vocations assistant. The four foundresses are formidable women in the best sense of that word, and I imagine that is there were 100 Mother Assumptas in the world the world would be in much better shape. In just 20 years the four of them nurtured and built a community of 130 strong and beautiful women, by the grace of God, who are dedicated to the Eucharistic Lord and His Mother, and who joyfully serve the Church. I keep marveling at how much a grown man can learn from the witness and wisdom of his 23 year old daughter. God is so good.

  2. Antiquorum says:

    I’ll have to check this out. I have the Benedictine Sister’s Advent CD, and it’s superb. I also drink Mystic Monk coffee, now all I need is the Fr. Z mug :D

  3. Semper Gumby says:

    Thanks for this CD and the post on St. John Cantius. On the list to buy.

    I think it was three Sisters from the Sisters of Mary in Ann Arbor who were on Jeff Foxworthy’s Great American Bible Challenge several years ago and took second place. (And the Sisters had seven more books of the Bible to learn…).

    When overseas this summer I occasionally had YouTube Christmas music going on the computer. Very uplifting. The choirs, monks, and sisters- plus some Andrea Bocelli (Adeste Fidelis at the Kodak Theater with the USC Chamber Singers), Johnny Mathis, and Nat King Cole.

    Ol’ Nat can sing I Saw Three Ships like it’s nobody’s business. Though since Bethlehem is not on the coast I’m guessing he’s singing about “ships of the desert,” camels.

  4. Nicholas says:

    I have a friend who entered them this year.

    They are a solid group.

  5. Hans says:

    Speaking of LCWR sisters and Dominicans, I was at the Newman Center (NC) by the public university where I teach, and at which NC I sometimes assist at the altar, and the sister-liturgist of the non-habitual variety (almost certainly LCWR) asked me for ideas about how to reach out to people on the campus across the street, and especially to the faculty and staff. And my first thought was to tell her about the Dominican sisters who used to help at the NC (I no longer recall their official role), but from time to time (almost every day they were there, as I recall), they would walk across campus in their bright white habits. I went with them a couple times early in my formation, and it was amazing to see how people would be drawn to them just by seeing them, and they taught the Faith in both word and action. It was wonderful to see. Alas, I don’t know what became of them in the subsequent years while I was busy being formed. Sister had never heard they had been there. The habit-wearing religious now at the NC are far too busy for any such walks, it seems.

    Then, after I answered her more specific questions, I recommended a book (Why We’re Catholic) by one of the apologists at Catholic Answers that I think might a useful start to help arm students and staff, especially, but also many Catholic faculty against the venomous anti-religious — and especially anti-Catholic — atmosphere on campus (where something like half the students arrive as Catholics). Having gotten to know her somewhat in the past year, I half expected her to drop it like a hot thing when she turned it over and saw who published it, but it’s a measure of how bad things are on campus that she said it was a good idea.

  6. jaykay says:

    Wow! I was really impressed by the voice quality and musicality, so I’ve bought it (via Z-link). There are some refreshingly good arrangements of old standards e.g. “Of the Father’s love begotten” – which can sometimes sound like a bit of a dirge! Thanks, Faddah!

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