Friday, August 14, 2009
Brothers sing Assumption Vespers at St. Augustine's Monastery
First Vespers of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary were sung at St. Augustine's Friday evening, 14 August, 2009. Although the Vespers were hardly announced except through Facebook, and were in fact semi-private, a number of public congregants attended, including two of the Augustinian Fathers in residence at St. Augustine's.
Fr. Federico Masutti, F.S.S.P. served as Hebdomadary, making his first association with the Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego and Chorus Breviarii. It is hoped that this will be the first of many.
Six Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego were present in choir, including George Pecoraro, Richard Dawes, Roberto Lionello, David Latorre, Thomas Gray, and John Polhamus, who provided organ accompaniment for the service. Along with these were three Chorus Breviarii members, Jon T. Velasco, Andrew Morales, and James Covalt, who served as MC for the first time.
The Brothers and members of Chorus Breviarii wish all a Happy Feast of Our Lady's Assumption. Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genetrix, ut digni efficiamur promisionibus Christi.