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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Music Video: Splendid Isolation

When this is posted, and for the next 4 weeks, I'll be away from home, keeping silence while making the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. I briefly thought about posting this video of John Cage's famous piece 4' 33". Instead, I found this combination of dance and exquisite polyphony to be even more evocative of what I'm listening for/to/with on my retreat than Cage. The dance company is Alvin Ailey II and the accompaniment is from Trio Mediaeal - a Norwegian group. (Listen to their Song of Mary here...)

Keep me in prayer these days, as I will all of you!

As we leave Christmas behind and head back into the deeps of winter, what was moving in your community's song today?


  1. oh, some day I will do that retreat...some day. hoping and praying that it is fruitful!

  2. I have made two silent retreats in my ten years of ministry. Both have been so helpful for my soul. May yours be a blessing to you Michelle.


  3. Four weeks, holy smoke! I too hope and pray they are fruitful ones for you.


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