Voices of God: St. Paul's Choir School


New out this week is a lovely short documentary from Catholic News Services entitled The Voices of God. The video highlights the artistry of Boston’s St. Paul’s Choir School, the country’s only Catholic boys’ choir school.

The video highlights beautifully the mingling of faith, music and scholastics that takes place in this unique learning environment. Since my son Eric, a senior at Harvard, attends Mass at St. Paul’s, I’ve had the unique pleasure of worshipping at a Mass where the choir was singing. If you live in or around Boston, definitely make a date to visit St. Paul’s and worship with the boys.

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To say that listening to the sounds of these angelic voices after having received the Holy Eucharist brought me to tears of joy would not be an exaggeration. What I truly loved about the CNS video was meeting the students themselves, and hearing about what this place — and especially this liturgical music — means to them academically and spiritually. If my sons had attended elementary school in Boston, this place definitely would have been on my list of desirable schools!

For more information, visit the St. Paul’s Choir School website.

Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this piece, Lisa! I love working with Children’s choirs and at Christmas I had a reader ask me about boychoirs in the US. I didn’t know about this one. There is a sad trend among U.S. parents to push aside their children’s creative talents in favor of athletic ones, especially with boys. I am not sure whether its because singing isn’t “manly” or if it’s because the parents don’t understand the value of music as an avenue of spiritual, personal and academic growth. It’s good to see all these boys using their gifts to praise God. And it’s even better to see that there are parents who value these talents and foster them. I wish we could make this multiply across the country!

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