Traditional Mass

Monday, October 10, 2011

First landing of Columbus on the shores of the...Image via Wikipedia
In honor of Christopher Columbus:

Each night as the ship which bore the same name as the Queen of Heaven moved closer to the New World , the crew brought the day to a close with the chanting of the Salve Regina. The haunting and powerful melody must have been a balm to spirits shaken by fear and hard labor. Could this practice be an example of Columbus ’s ardent Marian devotion? A devotion which gave support to his intrepid spirit?

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