Starting The Year

This morning, we made the forty-five minute drive to the University of Notre Dame and attended Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Today, in addition to being Sunday, it is the feastday of The Solemnity of Mary The Holy Mother of God.

The Mass was beautifully sacred and the new Murdy Family Organ sounded magnificent.  I have a great appreciation for the pipe organ and even casually studied organ construction in the early 1980’s. I am not sure who the organist was this morning, but he or she is a master of their craft.

Afterwards, we visited the Grotto and prayed and lit candles for several family members who are facing various challenges.

Here is a short explanation of the Basilica, followed by a few photos we took.

Arrived early to take in the magnificent surroundings.

Arrived early to take in the magnificent, sacred  surroundings.

The accoustics were phenomenal and the music was traditionally sacred.

The accoustics were phenomenal and the music was traditionally sacred.

 

It is a beautiful campus

It is a beautiful campus

The Grotto

The Grotto

Our candles

Our candles

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About A Simple Village Undertaker

I am just a simple, village undertaker back living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA who likes to share the view out of my window.
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One Response to Starting The Year

  1. What a beautiful place. The grotto with the lit candles reminds me of the Grotto of the Redemption at West Bend, IA. It is a really neat place to visit.

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