The writing & works of

Fr. Edmund Page, O.Praem.

O Clavis David

O Key of David and scepter of the House of Israel . . . come and lead the prisoners from the prison house, those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of Death.

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Veni Creator Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

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Salve Regina

Salve Regina -- Hail Holy Queen -- begins one of the most well known and beautiful prayers to Our Lady. Enjoy this rendition by the abbey schola!

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Veni Sancte Spiritus

This chant imploring the aid of the Holy Spirit is the sung before the Gospel on Pentecost Sunday.

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Regina Caeli

The Regina Caeli--sung after Compline during the Easter Season--is one of the most recognizable (and beautiful!) Marian chants.

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Vidi Aquam

The text of the Vidi Aquam, which is sung during Paschal Vespers during the Octave, is from the Prophet Ezekial. It reminds us of the salvation we find in Baptism.

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Victimae Paschali Laudes

The Victimae Paschali Laudes--the sequence for Easter Day--describes the joyful encounter between the Resurrected Christ and Mary Magdalene.

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Crux Fidelis

During the veneration of the Holy Cross, we sing the text of "Crux Fidelis" to profess our faith in Our Lord's Passion.

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Popule Meus by Palestrina, Explained

Fr. Edmund guides us through Palestrina's Popule Meus, a striking piece of polyphony and a favorite of Vatican liturgists since the 16th century.

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Vexilla Regis

"The Royal Banner forward goes..." This begins the Vexilla Regis, sung during Passiontide to mark the sublimity and victory of the Cross.

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The Norbertine Chant of the Stabat Mater

Sung to honor Our Lady of Sorrows, the Stabat Mater is perhaps one of the most recognizable Lenten chants.

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Allegri's Miserere and the Beauty of Penance

Allegri's Miserere is one of the most famous and most beautiful pieces of sacred music ever composed. It is a song of great sorrow and an appeal to God's mercy: poignant at any season of Life, but especially during Lent.

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A Necessary Part of the Christian Life

How much time do I actually give to my friends? How much do I pray for my friends? How much do I really try to see the face of Christ in the face of my friend?

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