In the Heart of the City

Solemn Vespers for All Saints

We invite you to join us for a beautiful celebration for the upcoming Solemnity of All Saints.  On November 1 at 5:15 p.m. we will be celebrating Solemn Vespers with the help of our choir-in-residence, Schola Laudis.  The monks will sing traditional Gregorian chant, including the Processional Vidi Dominum sedentem.  The Schola will add polyphonic settings of the Magnificat (by Victoria) and the Hymn Christe Redemptor Omnium (Guerrero), as well as the sublime motet Justorum animae by Orlando di Lasso.  To read more about these events, please see this recent blog post on our site.

As always, we present this beautiful music in its proper liturgical setting. Join us for an evening of reverent beauty at the “acoustically superb and architecturally significant Monastery of the Holy Cross.”

[quote from Chicago Classical Review]

Our new altar has been dedicated!

On Saturday, June 28, His Eminence Francis Cardinal George celebrated the liturgy of the Dedication of an Altar here at the monastery.  We are very pleased with the new look of our sanctuary.  The icons and altar together are quite stunning.  Pictures of the event are available at our Flickr account here.

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