Pope praises French abbey’s Gregorian chant
Catholic World News - October 05, 2010
Pope Benedict has named Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, as his envoy to celebrate the millennium of the founding of St. Peter’s Abbey in Solesmes, France, on October 12.
In his Latin-language letter announcing the appointment, Pope Benedict noted that for many generations the monks have served God with “diligent prayer and labor, but especially with most beautiful Gregorian chant, which is very greatly cultivated by the monks there.” The abbey has been renowned for its chant since its restoration by Dom Prosper Guéranger in 1833.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($15,942 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!