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“The Trumpets Shall Sound”

A Tribute to the Women of St Canice’s

 

‘Women of St Canice’s’!

What does the idea of Mary and her “Yes” to God mean to each of us?

In Mary’s case it was to carrying the Christ child, not born from a human encounter, but God’s encounter with the woman.

We may think it’s us saying the “Yes”, but can we dare to imagine that our ‘yes’ is only in response to God’s desire for us?

None of us of has any idea what a ‘yes’ means for another: what will be required, what we will need to relinquish, what fears and doubts will arise, what darkness and joys we will face. But we do know that Mary ‘pondered many things in her heart’.

In this video, we pay tribute to ‘The Women of St Canice’s’ who have contributed to our very special community down through the years.

God bless all of them!

Caroline Coggins, Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council

 

This video contains photos only from the library of Michael Musgrave.
Many other women down through the years have also contributed to making St Canice’s such a welcoming community.
Music by St Canice musicians Greg, Catherine, Claudine and Ian. Thank you.

St Canice’s Catholic Church, Elizabeth Bay Sydney NSW – in the Ignatian tradition.

GENTLE WOMAN

HAIL MARY, FULL OF GRACE, THE LORD IS WITH YOU
BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN,
AND BLEST IS THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB, JESUS
HOLY MARY, MOTHER OF GOD, PRAY FOR US SINNERS
NOW AT THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH, AMEN

(REFRAIN:)
GENTLE WOMAN, QUIET LIGHT
MORNING STAR SO STRONG AND BRIGHT
GENTLE MOTHER, PEACEFUL DOVE
TEACH US WISDOM, TEACH US LOVE

YOU WERE CHOSEN BY THE FATHER
YOU WERE CHOSEN FOR THE SON
YOU WERE CHOSEN FROM ALL WOMEN
AND FOR WOMAN, A SHINING ONE

(REPEAT REFRAIN)

BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN
BLESS IN TURN ALL WOMEN TOO
BLESSED THEY WITH PEACEFUL SPIRITS
BLESSED THEY WITH GENTLE HEARTS

(REPEAT REFRAIN)