Catholics have accepted some of the worst distortions of their Faith in the order of music, art, and literature without a shiver of discontent because they never really heard the “Tantum Ergo” or the “Ave Maris Stella” –not for lack of faith, but because there had never been ordinary music in the home to have created the habit of good sound and sense.
–John Senior, The Restoration of Christian Culture
So this ends here. We will get the music of the Ave Maris Stella into your home right now. Into your home, your heart, and your soul!
The Ave Maris Stella is a beautiful 8th-century Gregorian Chant hymn to the Blessed Virgin, invoking her under her ancient title of “Star of the Sea”–Maris Stella/Stella Maris. As she guides us to Christ and shows us the way to Heaven, it is lovely and fitting to compare the…
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