6.23
TCC Playlist: Every Valley Shall Be Filled and There’s Been Blood by Josh Dillard

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Josh Dillard

We’re fans of the Colorado Springs based singer-songwriter Josh Dillard. Dillard’s soulful and unguarded style are reminiscent of Bon Iver or Bombadil and yet totally his own. Read more from Anna Keating and listen to his music for the Feast of St. John the Baptist after the jump:

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4.11
TCC Playlist: John My Beloved and Drawn to the Blood by Sufjan Stevens

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Sufjan Stevens

“Jesus I need you be near me.”

In his haunting new album “Carrie and Lowell” Sufjan Stevens sings about death, loss and faith. On “John the Beloved” he sings, “Jesus, I need you be near me, come shield me.” Listen while you drive home from work after the jump:

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9.23
The Conception of John the Baptist

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On June 24, both the eastern and western Catholic Church celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. On September 23, the eastern rites celebrate his conception. For this feast we recommend the painting “The Holy Family With St. John the Baptist” by Carvaggio. Read more from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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