I am using this light-hearted “pochoir” to wish my faithful readers a very Happy New Year.
Remembering 4 November 2008
Let us hope 2015 will be a better year. There were sad events in 2014: terrorism, racism… Moreover, on 4 November 2014, money made room in Congress for Republican candidates who may not otherwise have been elected into office. Money should not buy aspiring politicians a seat in Congress or, in the case of Canada, a seat in Parliament.
The date I want to remember is 4 November 2008. On that day, Americans elected to the presidency of the United States an exceptionally gifted and accomplished gentleman who cares for his people and has earned considerable respect for his country wherever he has travelled.
You have become very dear to me so I hope health issues will not prevent me from reading your posts and writing mine in 2015.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU.
The Alma Mater Redemptoris is the Marian Antiphon of the season. I have therefore inserted a lovely interpretation of Palestrina’s Alma Mater Redemptoris at the foot of this post. On 2 February 2015, formerly Candlemas but now groundhog day, we will switch to the second of four Marian antiphons, the Ave Regina Cælorum.
- Posts on Marian Hymnology (7 January 2013)