Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Friday 24 September |
The Blessed Virgin Mary—Our Lady of Walsingham

Hymn of the week: ‘Soon and Very Soon’

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 11/18/17

This swinging rendition of the Andrae Crouch classic never fails to lift my spirits—and don’t we all need that now?

Continuing a long tradition for the Sunday before Christ the King, our choir will be singing this for the recessional, pointing the way to the great feast next Sunday, which leads us then into Advent (!)

But for me, this song will now and forevermore be associated with the great Msgr. Fursey O’Toole.

I remember attending the Mass of Transferal for Fursey when he died last spring. This song was the closing hymn. It captured wonderfully his blithe spirit and twinkling Irish personality. He clearly wanted to close the Mass with a shout of joy, and this did it.

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
SLEEPING
Cecilia Pigg
7 Ways the saints can help you sleep better at night
2
OUR LADY
Philip Kosloski
An alternative Hail Mary to Our Lady of Sorrows
3
Tolkien
Philip Kosloski
Why J.R.R. Tolkien loved to attend daily Mass
4
VATICAN LEGOS
J-P Mauro
Chicago architect models Vatican City from 67,000 LEGO bricks
5
PADRE PIO
Bret Thoman, OFS
Exclusive photos: Meet Padre Pio and the place he lived
6
PADRE PIO
Philip Kosloski
How Our Lady saved Padre Pio from a violent demonic attack
7
Bret Thoman, OFS
A journey to the shrine of St. Padre Pio
See More