Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pueri Cantores in Rome

Tuesday greetings.

Thank you for your responses here, through email, and via the Gotta Sing Gotta Pray Facebook Page regarding my post yesterday. One of you thought I was the victim of a scam; most of you thought this was a moment where God's grace was at work.

Living in a large city with a substantial population that lives on the streets, I am always wary of those asking for a handout. Too many take the money and buy drugs or alcohol; it is always so difficult to discern, but the guy with the red gasoline can seemed pretty genuine to me. By the way, when we discovered that his car was no longer where he left it, he insisted on putting the gasoline we had purchased in that red can into my car's gas tank, which we did.

I was so pleased to see the announcement on the Vatican News Services web site this morning concerning the meeting of Pope Francis with the members of Pueri Cantores.

World Library Publications is proud to be in a collaborative relationship with the American Federation Pueri Cantores. We publish the music in our Pueri Cantores Choral Series. 

Let's pray for the thousands of young singers gathered in Rome this week, that they will be inspired by the music they sing and by the encouragement of Pope Francis.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Jerry. Pueri Cantores is indeed thriving in Rome this week with some 1000 singers from the United States and approximately 4000 singers from around the globe joining together for a New Year's Day (Mary, Mother of God) Papal Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. Earlier today the combined choirs had their final rehearsal for the liturgy and were joined by Papa Francesco who spoke tenderly and movingly to the young singers, exhorting them to "canta e cammina" (sing and walk) their faith. What a joy and a blessing it is for all of us to be together - Buon Anno a tutti! - Paul French