Reflections on the Spirituality of Gregorian Chant
by Dom Jacques Hourlier
2012 republication of the 1995 original
80 pages, 5.5 x 8 in., paperback bound
Published posthumously, this book is a collection of five lectures given during one of Dom Hourlier’s youth seminars on Gregorian chant. It also includes two chapters on musical and liturgical spirituality taken from his notes. A riveting work, it reflects on the characteristics of Gregorian chant that have attracted the attention of so many: its permanence, beauty and history, as well as its liturgical, sacred, and philosophical qualities.
Richard Pugsley, Ed.D, educator, author, and specialist in Gregorian chant, says “Dom Jacques Hourlier’s explanations are gentle, lucid and provocative, leading the reader to much greater understanding of the meaning of chant. This book reveals some of his greatest insights, and as such remains a unique and important text on the subject.”
See below for a sample of gregorian chant from Clear Creek Abbey
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We completed the “Chapter House” in 2023 to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
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5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
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