Papal Prayer Intention for March 2019

Each month a prayer intention is released, either for a universal need or for a specific evangelism need, through which Catholics are asked to join in praying with the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

The intention for March 2019 is:

That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.

Con te partiro

I’ve always enjoyed this piece of music, from the moment I first heard Andrea Bocelli sing it as a duet with Sarah Brightman. It remains for me a stirring piece of music that pierces the soul.

The version below, performed by orchestra and children’s choir, is one of the versions released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original production.

It is, quite simply, well worth listening to. Enjoy!

Baba Yetu

I’ve heard/seen a few versions of this particular piece of music as I’ve ‘surfed’ through YouTube. This version, conducted by the composer himself, is one of the best.

The words, so I’m told, are the words of the Lord’s Prayer in Swahili, which Christopher Tin has set to a masterful arrangement. Enjoy!

Papal Prayer Intention for January 2019

Each month a prayer intention is released, either for a universal need or for a specific evangelism need, through which Catholics are asked to join in praying with the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

The intention for January 2019 is:

That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

The Sound of ‘One Voice’

As I write this post I’m waiting to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ with ‘Midnight Mass’ (which starts at midnight regardless of what others might say!) and surfing through YouTube.

The clip below comes from the United States Air Force Band. It captured my attention. and so I share it with you this Christmastide.

A happy and holy Christmas to you.

Some Changes Happening Here

Regular visitors to The Doohan Discourse might notice that the website isn’t looking like it used to. Last night I made the decision to move hosting providers and the resulting transfer of the site has thrown up a few ‘issues’, issues, thankfully, that are predominantly about appearance.

The same great content is still available for your pleasure and information, and I will continue to post while attempting to bed the transfer down and bring the website back to its former ‘glory’.

I apologise for the situation and am working to rectify the situation as soon as possible.