Music Corner


Updated:  August 19, 2018

Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum,

in me manet, et ego in eo, dicit Dominus.

The communio proper to the 20th Sunday in Ordinary time translates 'He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood dwelleth in me and I in him, saith the Lord.' 

At mass today, we paired the gregorian chant with a 16th century polyphonic setting of the communio for Holy Thursday, Hoc Corpus.

Communio: Qui Manducat and Hoc Corpus, Melchior Robledo (1510-1586)


Salve Regina

If you have attended the 12:00 PM Latin Mass, you may have noticed that the liturgy concludes with four different Marian antiphons throughout the year.  Have you wondered how these are chosen?

The short answer is that the antiphons are Seasonal, meaning that each is associated with a particular segment of the liturgical year.  The majority of the year is Ordinary Time, which, except for the few weeks of ordinary time between the Christmas season and Lent, begins the day after Pentecost and concludes the day before Advent.

This is the season we are currently in and to which Salve Regina is assigned.  Here is a beautiul rendition of this ancient chant by the Monastic Choir of the Abbey of Notre-Dame Fontgombault.

Interested in finding out more?  Check out this well-written article on


Thanks for reading!

Jerry Kavinski, Director of the St. Catherine of Siena Choir

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1020 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066

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