These words come at the beginning of one of the most renowned songs in Christian Scriptures, the Magnificat—Mary’s song of joy in response to Elizabeth greeting her as the Mother of my Lord. How fitting that Mary’s response is captured for us in the form of a song or canticle, for song is a vehicle of expression of the soul. As the US Bishops have pointed out:
person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises.
A cry from deep within our being, music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of
higher things. As St. Augustine says, “Singing is for the one who loves.”
Come to King’s House and join us in a week of pondering various songs and canticles as we allow our souls to proclaim and our spirits to rejoice. We will look at songs and canticles, both within and beyond Scriptures, to hear again the love song between God and God’s people, and find ourselves embedded in this hymn.
This retreat for Women Religious will be presented by King’s House staff Fr. Salvador Gonzalez, OMI and Fr. Mark Dean, OMI and it will include conferences, prayer services, Eucharistic celebrations, and delicious meals.
 Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship. Issued by USCCB, Nov 14, 2007.
Registration will begin at 4:00 on Monday with a social beginning at 4:45 and dinner at 6:00 pm on June 25. The week will conclude on Sunday morning after Eucharist.