The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, together with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, presented Musing on Music: Reflections on the Hymns of Advent and Christmas, A Four-Part Virtual Event. Below you will find the program recorded on Zoom, available on our You Tube page. Thank You.
December 4 – Fr. Richard Fragomeni on “O Come, Divine Messiah”
Fr. Richard Fragomeni, PhD is a nationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Department of Religious Studies, De Paul University.
Please click here to see the recording of the December 4, 2021 zoom session via You Tube. As you view the presentation, ponder the question: How does hope sing its truth for you when the sadness does not seem to flee away?
December 11 – Julie Berggren on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Julie Berggren, MA, is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.
Please click here to see the recording of the December 11, 2021 zoom session via You Tube. As you view the presentation, ponder the question: What is the lite in your life and how do you access it?
December 18 – Br. Antony Julius on “Like the Dawning of the Morning”
Br. Antony Julius Milton joined the Franciscan Capuchin Province of Tamil Nadu, India in 2010.
Please click here to see the recording of the December 18, 2021 zoom session via You Tube. As you view the presentation, ponder the questions: What joyful expectations do you have today? What other imagery comes to mind when you think of Mary’s expectation on her way to Bethlehem? Where/How do you see God in your joyful expectations? What are your thoughts on the “terror and beauty” of Mary’s expectation? How can Mary help you during this last week of Advent?
January 8 – Catharine M. Lentz on “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
Catharine M. Lentz, JD, MA is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and RCIA at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Darien, IL. She has a Masters in Liturgical Studies from Catholic Theological Union and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.
Please click here to see the recording of the January 8, 2021 zoom session via You Tube. As you view the presentation, ponder the questions: For the first part – What Scripture passage most captures my feelings of this Christmas season? Why? For the second part – What suggestion of making Christmas a way of life do I think is most needed in our world? How can I help bring that about?
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