What a joy, to celebrate the feast day of our patron saint! Besides our regular daily Masses, Fr. Peter will commemorate the occasion with a Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the feast day of St. Louis, Thursday August 25th, at 6pm.
The Mass will highlight the saint's musical legacy with liturgical music from the Sainte-Chapelle, the church he built to house the relics of Christ's Passion. From its foundation in the thirteenth century until its destruction during the French Revolution, the Sainte-Chapelle employed a superb ensemble of musicians and world-famous composers. For the Mass on August 25th, a guest schola will sing the "Missa Dulcis amica Dei" by Pierre Certon, the master of the choristers at the Sainte-Chapelle from 1536 to 1572. This music has been newly edited from its sixteenth-century sources for this liturgy, which may be the first time that it will have been sung since its publication in the 1540s. What a wonderful way to enter into prayer, honor our patron saint, and glorify God!