Angels & Saints at Ephesus

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From the Benedictines of
Mary, Queen of Apostles

Celebrate the angels and saints with the Benedictines of Mary. This collection (which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard magazine's Classical Traditional Music Chart!) features 17 English and Latin chants and hymns sung a cappella for feasts throughout the year. Recorded at their Priory in the heartland of America, the sisters' inspired harmonies and clear, bell-like voices beautifully render these sacred and timeless melodies.

Features hymns written for the saints, and in many cases, written by them. Booklet includes texts in English and Latin.

17 selections
Total time: 43:46

For a track list and audio samples (using your Windows Media Player), select the MORE PRODUCT INFO tab below.

Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus: Gower, Missouri

The community of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles first began in 1995, consecrated to Our Lady, and offered to her service. The sisters follow a monastic horarium as laid out by St. Benedict in his Rule, and chant (in Latin) the Divine Office according to the 1962 Breviarium Monasticum.

The sisters follow their call to emulate Mary in her final, hidden years at Ephesus, where, by tradition, she spiritually supported and encouraged St. John and the other Apostles. They offer their lives in prayer and sacrifice for priests, whom they see as the new apostles of the Church, and as their spiritual sons, who bear God's truth to the world. They extend customary Benedictine hospitality most especially to priests, offering them the spiritual refurbishment so often denied them in their work.

Their monastic "labora" — other than their everyday domestic responsibilities (cleaning, cooking, gardening, farm work, etc.) — is devoted to making vestments, albs, surplices, and altar linens for use in the Sacrifice of the Mass.

To hear samples from this CD on your Windows Media Player, just click on SAMPLE.

1. O God of Loveliness (SAMPLE)
2. Te Joseph Celebrent (SAMPLE)
3. Christe Sanctorum (SAMPLE)
4. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (SAMPLE)
5. Duo Seraphim
6. Veritas Mea
7. Jesu Dulcis Memoria
8. Lorica of St. Patrick
9. Est Secretum
10. Virgin Wholly Marvellous
11. Laeta Quies
12. Ave Regina Caelorum
13. A Rose Unpetalled
14. Emicat Meridies
15. O Deus Ego Amo Te
16. Jesu Corona Virginum
17. Dear Angel Ever at My Side
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Very Nice
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I still cannot get over how much I like this CD even though I can discern very little of what is sung. I have listened to it every day since it arrived. Very nice indeed.