We at PrayTell are happy to share Rita Ferrone with the Commonweal blog. And we’re very happy to congratulate her for the Award of Merit (second place) in the category “seasonal article” from the Associated Church Press. It’s for her article, “Virgil & the Vigil: The Bees Are Back in the Exsultet,” published in Commonweal April 10, 2009. The judge wrote, “Readers will more intelligently and more fully worship for reading the article. The research is good. The transitions are good. The tone is right.” We agree! Check it out.
Very soon, we hope, we’ll have the proper texts of the new English missal from Rome, including the newly translated Exsultet. Reports are that the Exsultet is a real gem. We’ll look forward to Rita’s comments on it.