Tuesday, February 22, 2011

There are no words.

This past Sunday, we skipped our usual service at Victory Harvest, and went to a catholic church instead. Before some of you start to worry...no, we are not converting. :) We are happy where we are. But we just had to go hear the new pipe organ that was recently given to St. Aloysius Catholic Church. 

Many of you know my husband is a musician. What you may not know about is his love for the organ. Brad's mom saved this article about the new organ for Brad back in November. Weeks later, i got a facebook invite to the organ dedication service from my dear friend Beth from BRLT.

me & beth during sound of music...she played frau schmidt

Beth is the children's choir director at St. Aloysius. She had no idea how interested we would be in coming to this dedication service when she invited us! But it's the only one like it in the area & professionals would be playing it for the service. I mean, SERIOUS professionals! We invited Brad's mom to come as well. I snapped this picture on our way in. :)

We completely enjoyed the service. I didn't really know what to expect as i have only been to one catholic service & it was for a funeral. But this service was just beautiful. The choir sang some hymns & we sang along. Then an improvisational organist took his place at the new organ. As they dedicated the instrument to God, he played from his heart & soul. I cannot even describe it. There was a moment when it brought tears to my eyes. It was beautiful.

It was MAJESTIC. Perhaps that is the word i have been looking for. :)

Casavant Pipe Organ - not my photo.


P.S. If you want to hear it, you should go this Saturday night at 7. Dr. Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana will present the first major organ recital. :)


  1. That is so cool! I've never been to a Catholic service, but that's neat that you went to hear the organ!

  2. That IS gorgeous!

    A lot of Catholic churches are really beautiful. I've been to many.


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