TCC Playlist: O Sacred Head Surrounded by The Benedictines of Mary

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The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

Looking for music for Lent? A traditional order of Catholic nuns in Missouri, The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have the number one classical album in the United States. Learn more and listen to “O Sacred Head Surrounded” track 10, off their new album, “Lent at Ephesus.” The whole album is after the jump:

TCC Playlist: Crux Fidelis and Good Friday

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Good Friday in Pakistan

Today is Good Friday, when we remember Christ’s passion at 3pm. It is a day of fasting and abstinence. In the photo above a woman kisses a crucifix. Pope Francis has encouraged all Catholics to kiss a crucifix this week and say the prayer, “Thank you Jesus. Thank you Lord.” Good Friday is also the only day of the year on which the Eucharist is not consecrated. Several chant versions of Crux Fidelis (Cross of Gladness) and photos of Good Friday around the world after the jump: