Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Patron Saint of Beekeepers

Legend has it that a swarm of bees lit upon the face of Ambrose after his birth—not to sting him but to leave a single drop of honey behind as a prophecy about the future power of his preaching. The honey-tongued St. Ambrose also had a significant impact on sacred music through the composition of hymns and psalm tones that are known to this day as Ambrosian chant. Maybe I should play this to my bees!


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Catherine said...

Dear Marie, The soothing sounds of the Ambrosian chant is unique. Thank you for posting it. I am now following your blog it is very nice. Blessings, Catherine