17 March, 2019 - Notre Dame Folk Choir visits Gethsemani



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The choir sings Locus Iste after Holy Communion.

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The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir paid a visit to the Abbey the weekend of March 17, and sang a post-Communion meditation at Sunday Mass.

The piece was a beautiful rendition of Anton Bruckner's motet "Locus Iste." The incipit, or opening phrase, "Locus iste a Deo factus est" translates as "This place was made by God."

The Notre Dame Folk Choir has a long relationship with Gethsemani. Many pieces by the late Fr. Chrysogonous Waddell are in the choir's repertoire.

On Saturday evening, the choir paid a visit to Fr. Chrysogonous' grave and sang one his pieces: Rosa Mystica.

Thank you to the Notre Dame Folk Choir and its director Dr. J.J. Wright for the visit and moving addition to the monastery's liturgy. 


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Notre Dame students sing one of Fr. Chrysogonous' songs at his grave.

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