Saturday, 5 September 2009

Rosary & Benediction...

As befits a parish dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, in Blackfen we celebrate the public recitation of the Rosary every Thursday evening, and this is followed by Benediction. I decided to take photos of last Thursday's celebration, and made it up into a slide show "video" for the blog.

As I was checking out the camera angles before the start of the service, I was amused to see Jonathan, our senior MC, doing a quick run-through with the young man who was to be MC for the evening (at the grand old age of 11)...

...and then the young man in question proceeded to pass on what he'd learned...

The music is O Vivens Fons (Living Fountain) from the Album Vision - The Music of Hildegard von Bingen.

I've experimented ever so slightly - since not everyone is familiar with Benediction, I've included some titles explaining what is happening at a few points... hopefully these aren't too intrusive... but I'd love to know what you think (tell me in the com-box)...


UPDATE: I have been chided (oh so gently) by Zephyrinus for not alerting you all to the fact that Rosary & Benediction is at 8pm every Thursday... and everyone is welcome. The Parish Social Club is open afterwards as well...

4 comments:

Zephyrinus said...

Dear Mulier Fortis. Excellent production. Wonderful to think that, when Hildegard von Bingen was Abbess, Benediction would have been attended by packed churches. So, your blog will undoubtedly contribute to that happening again. Perhaps a mention that Benediction is at 8p.m. on Thursdays at Blackfen would be useful information ?

Doc Hannon said...

Dear Mulier,

We'd be very glad if you'd link to our blog:

www.catholicheritage.blogspot.com

God bless you!

St. Conleth's CHA

Fr Míċeál Beatty said...

Well done and thank you. At St Ann's we have Rosary and Benediction on the Sundays from Oct to Advent and again on the Sundays during Lent and on the Sundays in May. It is a very beautiful devotion.

jaykay said...

Beautiful, Mulier. Many thanks indeed. I loved the Hildegard but (and this is certainly no criticism!) how about the O Salutaris and Tantum Ergo instead?

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