Friday, August 21, 2009
Our song (in English) for the Pope!
From the St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book, 1920.
Once in August of 1993 my grandfather who was a church organist played this hymn for me after Communion with my dad as soloist to bid me off for the August 11 - 15 World Youth Day in Denever, Colorado. I sat in the front pew with my mother and they made music in the choir loft of the Church of the Assumption. Then at Mile High Stadium at 5:30 p.m. on August 12, 1993 the Pole arrived and that one moment changed my life forever.
Long Live the Pope!