A Plainchant Advent and Christmas

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Program: #12-50   Air Date: Dec 03, 2012

Recordings for the season from the Daughters of Mary, the Monks of the Desert, and the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

NOTE: All three of these recordings are made by recently-formed Benedictine orders who continue the ancient tradition of singing. In each case, we supply a brief description from each order's web site and the web link to reach them.

I. The Daughters of Mary

The Daughters of Mary Mother of Our Savior is a congregation of traditional Catholic Sisters. The Congregation was founded in the summer of 1984.  The motherhouse, St. Joseph's Novitiate, is located in upstate New York. Here at St. Joseph's Novitiate candidates for the religious life, aspiring to become Daughters of Mary, receive their training and spiritual formation.


  1.  Te Deum  6:24
  2. Jam Lucis Orto Sidere  1:49                  
  3. Te Lucis Ante Terminum  1:46
  4. Creator Alme Siderum  2:15
  5. Jesu Redemptor Omnium  3:53
  6. Jesu Dulcis Memoria  2:05
  7. Vexilla Regis  4:02
  8. Gloria Laus  2:50
  9. Ad Regias Agni Dapes  3:43
  10. Pange Lingua  3:40
  11. O Salutaris Hostia  1:16
  12. Adoro Te Devote  4:09
  13. Cor Arca Legem  3:30
  14. Virgo Dei Genitrix  1:36
  15. Stabat Mater  5:41
  16. Ave Maris Stella  3:44
  17. Te Joseph Celebrant  3:05
  18. Iste Confessor  2:58
  19. Jesu Corona Virginum  2:10
  20. Te Saeculorum Principem  5:00

II. The Monks of the Desert

The Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Abiquiu, New Mexico, U.S.A., was founded in 1964 by Fr. Aelred Wall, OSB, with monks of Mount Saviour Monastery in New York state. In 1983 the Monastery of Christ in the Desert was received into the English Province of the Subiaco Congregation as a Conventual Priory and in 1996 became an autonomous abbey.


1. Alma Redemptoris
2. Salve Regina
3. Salve Mater
4. Sequence: Ave mundi spes Maria
5. Sequence: Stabat Mater dolorosa
6. Kyrie IV
7. Gloria IX
8. Sanctus IV
9. Agnus Dei IV
10. Rorate caeli
11. Puer natus
12. Parce, Domine
13. Alleluia, O filii et filiae
14. Salve festa dies
15. Kyrie III
16. Gloria III
17. Sanctus III
18. Agnus Dei III
19. Alleluia, Confitemini
20. Alleluia, Vir Dei
21. Alleluia, lustus germinabit
22. Alleluia, De profundis
23. Alleluia, Paratum cor meum 

III. Mary, Queen of Apostles

Our community first began under the aegis of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in 1995, in the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania. We were originally called the Oblates of Mary, Queen of Apostles for a two-fold reason. First, to indicate the offering of ourselves to the Benedictine family (Oblatae is Latin for “offered”). And secondly, because we had consecrated ourselves to Our Lady, and offered ourselves to her service. We began following a monastic horarium as laid out by St. Benedict in his Rule, and chanting in Latin, the Divine Office according to the 1962 Breviarium Monasticum.
In March 2006, we accepted the invitation of Bishop Robert W. Finn to transfer to his diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri. We were established as a Public Association of the Faithful with the new name, “Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles”.

 1. Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth 
2. Angelus Ad Virginem 
3. Regnantem Sempiterna 
4. Gabriel's Message 
5. Creator Alme Siderum 
6. Hayl, Mary 
7. Rorate Celi 
8. Preparate Corda Vestra 
9. O Come, O Come Emmanuel 
10. Benedixisti Domine 
11. Maria Walks Amid the Thorn 
12. Alma Redemptoris Mater (Chant) 
13. Adjuvabit Eam 
14. O Come Divine Messiah 
15. Vox Clara 
16. Like the Dawning