30 November 2013

Novena to the Immaculate Conception, Day 2


22 November 2013

Santa Cecilia

Today is the feast of St. Cecilia and in the Office of Readings, we find this quote from St. Augustine:
If you were asked, “Sing to please this musician,” you would not like to do so without having taken some instruction in music, because you would not like to offend an expert in the art. An untrained listener does not notice the faults a musician would point out to you. Who, then, will offer to sing well for God, the great artist whose discrimination is faultless, whose attention is on the minutest detail, whose ear nothing escapes? When will you be able to offer him a perfect performance that you will in no way displease such a supremely discerning listener?