Praying Twice (5/15-5/18)


Begins: Monday, May 15th, 2023 Ends: Thursday, May 18th, 2023


Daily: 3:00 pm – 11:00 am


Church of the Good Shepherd, 1116 E Lancaster Avenue, Rosemont, PA

Monday May 15 (3:00 pm) to Thursday May 18 (11:00 am), 2023

Praying Twice: Chanting for the Church and for the Self
Presenters: Ruth Cunningham and the Rev. Dr. Kyle Babin

St. Augustine of Hippo said that to sing is to pray twice. For millennia, the liturgy has been sung, not only as a practical way for God’s word to be heard but also for the way in which music elevates words to a different spiritual level. This retreat focuses not only on the practical aspects of chanting parts of the liturgy (e.g., collects, the Gospel, the sursum corda, and Eucharistic preface), with a focus on good singing technique but on using singing as a way of personal spiritual formation.