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Veritas Hymnal Edited by Fr Gerry Threadgold

An old book now but it's still a personal goldmine of words and memories that inspire and help me in my daily efforts to stay in touch with the Lord. I keep mine in the glove compartment of my car. This gives me easy access when I want to look up the words to a verse I may have forgotten. I find it very peaceful to use my time driving to collect my daughter from school as a space to sing some of these favourite hymns. Singing these gives me a warm sense of being loved by God in a faith community that has loved so many of these hymns for generations. One of our priests used to say that when you sing you pray twice. I think he was dead on. I love to pray by singing and I believe many others find the same. The book is designed as a practical guide to the selection of hymns for various occasions and is divided into groups for Mass, Special Occasions, Benediction and the Sacraments as follows: Entrance, Presentation of the gifts, Communion, Recessional,: Sundays of the Year, Advent, Christmas, Presentation, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, Corpus Christi, Sacred Heart, Precious Blood, Transfiguration, Christ the King, All Saints, All Souls, Mary, Patrick, Brigid. Benediction, Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, Requiem Masses. I believe it can still be purchased from Veritas. I've seen it often on Amazon secondhand.

Review by: HB
Publisher: Veritas Dublin



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