Marian Hymns of Ephesus (CD)

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From the Benedictines of Mary,
Queen of Apostles

Marian hymns and chants sung with devotion by the sisters at the Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus: "Ave Maria!" the words of the angel Gabriel are reechoed by each Benedictine of Mary each time she begins a work. All her actions, all her being is consecrated to Mary, Queen of Apostles, knowing, as St. Thérèse said, she is "more mother than Queen." Devotion to Mary is carried throughout the day, at the rosary, and also at Mass and the Divine Office in the hymns and chants recorded here. Includes booklet with lyrics.

19 selections
Total time: 55:00

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.

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1. Salve Refina (SAMPLE)
2. Magnificat (SAMPLE)
3. Virgin Wholly Marvellous (SAMPLE)
4. O Quam Glorifica (SAMPLE)
5. Tota Pulchra es
6. Daily, Daily Sing to Mary
7. Ave Maria Thou
8. O Queen of the Holy Rosary
9. O Sanctissima
10. Ave Maria
11. Thou Art the Star of Morning
12. Apostolorum Contio
13. Immaculate Mary
14. Tota Pulchra Es
15. Assumpta Est
16. Ave Maris Stella
17. Hail Holy Queen
18. Virgo Dei Genitrix
19. Maria Trinitatis