Becoming a Catholic

Information & Inspiration

Listening to Music

Over the centuries the Church has been a great patron of religious music. Texts from the Bible and the worship of the Church have inspired composers to write masterpieces in praise of God. Many people, whether they are religious or not, will have recordings of Masses and Requiems or the singing of Gregorian Chant.It is music which people find beautiful, which can inspire them or help them relax.

Take time to listen to some Christian sacred music.
As you listen what image of God does the music paint in your mind?
If you have them available look at the words, and if needed a translation. How does the music express the words?
If you have a favourite piece of sacred music, look at the words and see what they mean for you.

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