We ran over the hymn, psalms, responsory, Nunc dimittis and antiphons for Compline again, including the Salve Regina, that most beautiful anthem in honour of the Virgin.
It was really good to get together and practice the chant!
As will be our schedule, we will meet again at 7.30pm at St Francis next Tuesday, being the 1st Tuesday of the month, and again on the 3rd.
I learnt an interesting thing about ships and sailors too - Len, one of our group, was long in the merchant navy, and he explained that the custom is to salute the quarter deck: why? because of old time there was always a statue of the Blessed Virgin there.
Each day as he sailed on and on to discover the direct route to the Indies - but found America instead - Columbus and his men sang the Salve before her image.