Above, the opening to what this blogger beleives to be the greatest work of music in human history, Claudio Monteverdi
's Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610
, in honor of some Church events that took place in the same year:Tea at Trainon reminds us of an important event for English-speaking Catholics — Douay-Rheims, 400th anniversary. Note that the Catholic translation was published a year before the Authorized King James Version.
On the missionary fronts, the year also saw the passing of the missionary to China — The CDth Anniversary of This Blog's Namesake's Death — and also important events in the New World — Canada: 400th anniversary celebrations of first aboriginal baptism.
Labels: Early Music, Her Majesty's Dominion of Canada, Italia, Musica Sacra, The Catholic Faith, The Eldest Daughter of the Church, The Middle Kingdom