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  • April 27, 2014: The Imprint of the Nails

    April 27, 2014 10:30

    The Bible says remarkably little about Heaven, but the tacit assumption is that we’ll all get nice shiny new 25-year-old bodies, with no receding hairlines or sagging anything. But the Gospel appointed for today –the well-known story of ‘Doubting Thomas’ – puts a different spin on that assumption. Because the Resurrected Christ still has the holes in His hands. (more )

  • April 20, 2014: Widor

    April 16, 2014 17:28

    Charles-Marie Widor was born in to a family of organ builders, and initially studied music — especially organ — with his father. The French organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, reviver of the art of organ building, was a friend of the Widor family; he arranged for the talented young organist to study at the Brussels Conservatoire. Widor then moved to Paris, where he made his home for the rest of his life. ... (more )

  • 2014 April 13: Jean-Baptiste Faure

    April 13, 2014 10:34

    Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830-1914) was no relation to the better known composer Gabriel Fauré (notice that J.-B. Faure’s name does not have an accent over the last ‘e’ so it is pronounced ‘for’, whereas G. Fauré’s has the accent and is therefore pronounced ‘forAY’).

    Faure was born into a house of modest means at best, and when his father ... (more )

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