Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Land of Might-Have-Been - Novello/Marsh

The Land of might-have-been, such a beautiful music, sung by Jeremy Northam, disappeared from Deezer! But we still can find it at YouTube. "Gosford Park", by director Robert Altman, is one of the best movies I've seen!

And the lyrics, to sing together with Jeremy!

The Land of might-have-been

Somewhere there's another land
Different from this world below,
Far more mercifully planned
Than the cruel place we know.
Innocence and peace are there--
All is good that is desired.
Faces there are always fair;
Love grows never old nor tired.

We shall never find that lovely
Land of might-have-been.
I can never be your king nor
You can be my queen.
Days may pass and years may pass
And seas may lie between--
We shall never find that lovely
Land of might-have-been.

Sometimes on the rarest nights
Comes the vision calm and clear,
Gleaming with unearthly lights
On our path of doubt and fear.
Winds from that far land are blown, whispering with secret breath--
Hope that plays a tune alone,
Love that conquers pain and death.

Shall we ever find that lovely
Land of might-have-been?
Will I ever be your king or you
At last my queen?
Days may pass and years may pass
And seas may lie between--
Shall we ever find that lovely
Land of might-have-been?

Saturday, May 29, 2021

28 May 2021 Holy Rosary

Rosary Day 28: Our Lady Of Altötting in Germany

"During the month of May, the Church around the world is joining in a daily Rosary for the intention of the end of the pandemic, as well as a specific intention related to the various victims of the virus.

Each day of the month, a different shrine will lead the daily Rosary, according to local practice. The beginning and the end of the Rosary Marathon (May 1 and May 31) are led by Pope Francis. For today’s Rosary Relay, we will be at a place beloved by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Our Lady of Altötting in Germany.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, also known as the Chapel of Grace (German: Gnadenkapelle), is the national shrine of Bavaria. Benedict was born in a nearby town, and considers the shrine his “spiritual homeland.”

The octagonal chapel that houses the image of the Virgin is the oldest Marian shrine in Germany, dating back to 660. The image is also ancient, possibly from around 1330. It is one of the images known as a Black Madonna, because of the dark color of the figures’ faces and hands.

The image is of Our Lady holding the Christ Child, and is about 26 inches high. Mary holds a scepter with a lily blossom in her left hand. The Child Jesus rests on her right arm and has a sphere representing his power as God.

Since the 1500s, the images have been richly decorated with crowns and robes bedecked in jewels.

A miraculous recovery in 1489 further popularized the shrine. A young boy who had been drowned recovered, after his mother laid his body before the image and prayed for a miracle. Many other miracles are attributed to Our Lady of Altötting’s intercession." (Aletea)

It was moving to say the Rosary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, prayed and sung with such devotion, simplicity and beauty.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Allegri, Miserere Mei Deus - Choir of New College Oxford

Am I in heaven? Such pure voices make us dream and think a better life is possible!

"Have mercy upon me, O God: after Thy great goodness.

According to the multitude of Thy mercies, do away mine offences.

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness: and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my faults: and my sin is ever before me.

Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that Thou mightest be justified in Thy saying, and clear when Thou art judged.

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness: and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

But lo, Thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness: that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.

Turn Thy face from my sins: and put out all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence: and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

O give me the comfort of Thy help again: and stablish me with Thy free Spirit.

Then shall I teach Thy ways unto the wicked: and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, Thou that art the God of my health: and my tongue shall sing of Thy righteousness.

Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord: and my mouth shall shew [show] Thy praise.

For Thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it Thee: but Thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt Thou not despise.

O be favourable and gracious unto Sion: build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt-offerings and oblations: then shall they offer young bullocks upon Thine altar."

This translation is from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.


Saturday, March 23, 2019



"Heal" is a film by Kelly Noonan Gores about the power of the mind to heal the body. It's available on Netflix. "The documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all."

What can we do to improve our health?

There are nine measures that were taken by people who had spontaneous remission from serious illnesses.

Radically Changing your Diet
Taking Control of your Health
Following your Intuition
Using Herbs and suplements
Releasing Supressed Emotions
Increasing Positive Emotions
Embracing Social Support
Deepening your Spiritual Connection
Have a Strong Reason for Living

To see the trailer click on "HEAL"

Click HEALTrailer

Sunday, August 26, 2018


Une très belle chanson pour notre mère Marie!

Couronnée d’étoiles

R. Nous te saluons, ô Toi Notre Dame,
Marie Vierge Sainte que drape le soleil,
Couronnée d’étoiles la lune est sous tes pas,
En toi nous est donnée l’aurore du salut.

1- Marie Ève nouvelle et joie de ton Seigneur,
Tu as donné naissance à Jésus le Sauveur,
Par toi nous sont ouvertes les portes du jardin.
Guide-nous en chemin, Étoile du matin.

2- Tu es restée fidèle, Mère au pied de la croix,
Soutiens notre espérance et garde notre foi.
Du côté de ton Fils, tu as puisé pour nous,
L’eau et le sang versés, qui sauvent du péché.

3- Quelle fut la joie d’Ève, lorsque tu es montée,
Plus haut que tous les anges, plus haut que les nuées.
Et quelle est notre joie, douce Vierge Marie
De contempler en toi la promesse de vie.

4- Ô Vierge immaculée, préservée du péché,
En ton âme, en ton corps, tu entres dans les cieux.
Emportée dans la gloire, sainte Reine des cieux,
Tu nous accueilleras un jour auprès de Dieu.

The Land of Might-Have-Been - Novello/Marsh

The Land of might-have-been, such a beautiful music, sung by Jeremy Northam, disappeared from Deezer! But we still can find it at YouTube. &...