“I spin my latkes in the air sometimes, singing ay, oh, spin the dreidel…” The Maccabeats, a cappella group of Yeshiva University, had me singing Alleluia with this playful takeoff on “Dynamite.” Enjoy! The Maccabeats, “Candlelight” on YouTube. Send to Kindle:
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Here is s nicely edited 5-minute video of scenes from Simple Profession (first vows) of our four novices on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
September 14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, was Profession of Simple Vows of four novices at St. John’s Abbey. Here is the introit at the beginning of the procession, and here is the litany during profession of vows.
Saint John’s Abbey is blessed to have seven novices this year. PrayTell readers will be interested in their views on liturgy.
“The last time there was such a wave of young people who want to share our life was in the Middle Ages,” according to Father Karl Wallner, rector of Heiligenkreuz Theological College.
I’ve lived in California for most of my life. And as a baby liturgist, I always knew that one day I’d study at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, because from what everyone told me, that was the birthplace of the liturgical movement in the United States.
With those words of the sung Latin introit, the monks of St. John’s will begin Mass today for the Feast of St. Benedict.
Capitalism, indeed, was invented in monasteries in the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries.
The 25th annual Monastic Institute at Saint John’s is June 27 – July 1. This year’s theme is “Benedictine Spirituality.”
Traditional orders are getting the most recruits these days. Young people are more drawn to traditional community life, prayer in common, and habits.