- I) The Loyal Sheep (Saint Peter's at the Vatican)
- II) May Christ Be Our Life (St. Paul's-outside-the-Walls)
- III) Blessed Be the Lord (Saint John's at the Lateran)
- IV) Hail, Holy Mother (Saint Mary Major)
- V) Serve God in Love (Saint Lawrence-outside-the-Walls)
- VI) We Should Glory in the Cross (Holy Cross in Jerusalem)
- VII) Spirit of Strength and Courage (Saint Sebastian)
- Inspired by the seven pilgrimage basilicas of Rome
- English congregational refrain and verses in English, Italian and Latin
- Effective way to unite your liturgies to those of the Millennium celebrations in Rome!
With the establishment of the Jubilee Year by Pope Boniface VIII in AD
1300, Rome became a spiritual pilgrimage center for Western civilization.
Seven churches (later proclaimed basilicas) developed as particular sites
for pilgrims' visits, and neighborhoods - veritable townships - sprang up
around them to provide food, housing, shopping and protection for the
travelers to Rome.
Tradition holds the following basilicas to be the sites of special
devotion. Heading the list would be the major basilicas, including the
tombs of Saint Peter at the Vatican and of Saint Paul-outside-the-Walls, as
well as Rome's cathedral, Saint John at the Lateran, and the largest Marian
church in the city, Saint Mary Major. Three minor basilicas are also
included: Saint Lawrence-outside-the-Walls, Holy Cross in Jerusalem, and
CanticaNOVA Publications presents this series of processionals inspired by
the Roman Pilgrimage Churches, each with appropriate texts in English,
Italian and Latin. Parishes looking for an effective way to unite their
liturgies with those of the Millennium celebrations in Rome will find here
abundant opportunities for music that links the American congregation with
the pilgrims in the Eternal City.
For more information on the basilicas that serve as the inspiration for these processionals,
please see our Musical Musing article, Processionals for the Roman Pilgrimage Basilicas.
I) The Loyal...: 3072
II) May Christ...: 3073
III) Blessed Be...: 3074
IV) Hail, Holy...: 3075
V) Serve God...: 3076
VI) We Should...: 3077
VII) Spirit of...: 3078
Price: 1 copy of a single processional - $4.00/
2 or more copies of a single processional - $2.50/each
- Liturgical Settings
- a cappella