Spiritual Resources

Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary

Saint Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716.

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Vivaldi – Autumn

Vivaldi – Autumn

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons are four violin concertos composed in Venice, Italy, at the height of the Baroque era in 1720. They were striking for the time: modern, virtuosic and energetic, they used music to evoke a scene and tell a story. Each is based on a “sonnet” (possibly written by Vivaldi himself), that elucidated what it was in the spirit of each season that his music was intended to evoke.

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