Marvelous piece about the Benedictine nuns at Gower Abbey and their new chant recording

The wonderful Benedictine nuns of Gower Abbey in Missouri, who were the victims of  drive by shootings a while ago, who are award winning recording artists, have a new disc of sacred music coming out in honor of Christ the King.

There is a piece at Crux – which surprised me a little – about the recording of the new album… and more.  It touches on the beautiful Benedictine and traditional spirit of the Abbey.

If you want to have smile and a lift up out of generally bad news, read that piece at Crux.

This is one of the most wonderful monasteries of Benedictines … anywhere.  I was at the consecration of their abbey church and the consecration of Abbess by the late, lamented Bp. Morlino.

Christ the King at Ephesus from Benedictines of Mary on Vimeo.

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  2. mrs wu says:

    These nuns are wonderful. Their website sells sheet-music, in addition to the CDs, and it is glorious to try ‘singing along’ with some of the pieces. What a blessing. This last CD includes a song with lyrics by Sister Wilhelmina, their foundress, a woman whose biography reads like a devotional. Deo gratias!

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  4. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Thank you for the link: what an inviting lot of the Year they have uploaded, there, Offices as well as Masses, from the Annunciation through the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (so far)!

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  6. Grant M says:

    At first I groaned to see a sad face staring at me where the embedded video should be:
    “Aaargh! Vimeo! What was wrong with YouTube?” (Vimeo is blocked where I live.)
    But all ended happily. I found the sisters’ YouTube channel and listened to some of their videos (watching the pre-video ads all the way through, of course).
    Thanks for alerting me to the existence of this beautiful choir.

  7. KSC says:

    If I may be so bold the young lady from Vermont, mentioned going to Ava, MO, is from my parish and her gofundme page is here:

    She discerned her vocation while at Franciscan University and comes from a very strong Catholic family. She apparently has met most of her goal but just in case.

  8. Semper Gumby says:

    Very nice.

    “That I may come to you with joy, by the will of God, and may be refreshed with you.”

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