holding the summit, the High seeks the lowest

Today is the great feast of the Assumption of Mary, also known as her Dormition (falling asleep). In an ancient, persistent, and fully affirmed tradition, the Blessed Mother received, among many other singular graces, a special treatment at the end of her earthly...

the nativity of John and the heart of Jesus

Today is a special day for many reasons. June 24 is traditionally observed as the Nativity of John the Baptist. (Happy birthday St. John; pray for us!) This year, June 24 is also the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. John’s mission was to prepare the way for...

Attende Domine et miserere

Attende Domine is a Latin hymn of penitence we have heard many times this Lent. In Paul’s recording of it, the male choir repeatedly and loudly cries the refrain, “Attende Domine, et miserere, quia peccavimus tibi,” which means “Pay attention to us,...