Music at St. Mary's

I love this Pie Jesu, by Duruffle.

Organ at St. Mary's

This photo was taken after everything was done and right before I left. I realized I had left the lights on upstairs, and had to take another hike back up to the top.

But, this morning I played the Duruffle Pie Jesu on this organ, which is about three stories up and a block away from the string players and the soloist.

ST. Mary

It’s the kind of challenge I thrive on. St. Mary’s Assumption is a beautiful church, by the way.


Lots of stairs were involved.

All Seeing Eye

What is this way up at the top of the arches, high above the sanctuary? An all seeing eye looks over the Church… Makes one wonder, it does.

St. Mary

It was a beautiful, prayerful, and musical morning in the Church.

St. Louis #3

I followed up with a trip out to St. Louis Cemetery #3, and found the gravesite of Margaret Haughery.

But that’s another story, for another time…

First Contact – France

When in France… not surprisingly, no one speaks English here! Oh well, nothing like learning a new language.

My first meal and first Church in France. Wow.
DSCN0230 This was at La Couronne, and every bite of every dish was a marvelous new experience.

Having a GPS is great except for the fact that it’s entirely possible to get to your destination without really knowing where you are in the meantime. Hence the fact I’m not quite sure which Church this is. But it’s tres jolie, and the point is, the organ looked rather old, but sounded magnificent while the organist was doodling around.

Well, I will have to post it later, the file is too big. Off into the day!


The brief (yet large) video inside the Normandy Abbey.

The Rev. Kenneth Allen