The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Monday, November 17, 2003
On-line Documents

Gaspar's Letters will slowly but surely be on-line. The Strokes of the Pen, all five volumes, are there, as are the Circular Letters of St. Gaspar. These documents have been on-line on our international site. Having all 3000+ letters available will be something new. The first 50 have been uploaded. The process entails importing the original WordPerfect Document into Word which is easy. Then I have to clean up the document, removing section breaks and correcting formatting errors. Then I turn it into a Acrobat PDF file. Then record it on the Document page, add a hyperlink, and then upload the new document page along with the new document. I will try to do one or two files a day. Each file has 50 letters.

The Files will be on the
Province of the Pacific Website. Click on the Documents tab.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 11:09 PM link
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Regnum Eius

Okay, some of this explanation is for most of the readers who are not in the Gregorian Chant choir. There are no rehearsals during the last weeks of the quarter, especially since it is crunch time for exams and papers. We warm-up an hour early on Sunday mornings. I try to find mpg recordings of chant on the web to send to them to help them practice at their convenience. Some refrains from the Graduale Simplex are simply not available on the web. So the question is how to find them simple recordings for some of the more complicated of the chants. Well, on
Fr. Gee's Blog I found the recording of his voice from the airport and wondered how he did that. That is how I discovered AudBlog. Well, let's see if it helps. Maybe I will bring my cell phone this Sunday and see if I can record the whole choir.

This is the antiphon from the Graduale Simplex for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King. We shall sing the refrain in Latin, and the verses of Psalm 72 in English, Grail translation.

Regnum eius regnum sempiternum est, et omnes reges servient ei et oboedient.

Literally, not a strict translation: His Kingdom is everlasting, and all kings will serve him and be obedient.

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posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 7:14 PM link
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Strokes of the Pen

With the permission of our Moderator General in Rome, Very Rev. Barry J. Fischer, C.PP.S., the Letters of St. Gaspar are now available on-line. The best way to access these letters is through the five volumes of Pinceladas. These five volumes were originally published in Spanish and were a work of love by Fr. Barry which he began long before he was elected to the General Council and then as Moderator. Slowly but surely they became available in English through The Precious Blood Resource series under the title of Strokes of the Pen.

Of course homage must be paid to Fr. Ray Cera, C.PP.S. who translated St. Gaspar's more than 3000 letters into English, and to Fr. Milton Ballor C.PP.S who created and edited the English editions from Fr. Barry's Spanish versions.

Soon, the complete letters will be available on-line.

All this is available on the
Province of the Pacific Website on their new Documents page.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 12:08 PM link
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