"This, then is our desert:
to live facing despair,
but not to consent.
To trample it down under hope in the Cross.
To wage war against despair unceasingly.
That war is our wilderness.
If we wage it courageously,
we will find Christ at our side.
If we cannot face it,
we will never find him."
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Music for the feast day of St Cecilia
'What passion cannot Music raise and quell' from Handel's Ode for St Cecilia's Day, a setting of words by John Dryden
Today we ask Blessed Cecilia to pray for all musicians, living and departed.