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Medieval pope’s seal discovered in Shropshire

A pope's seal dating back 700 years has been discovered in Shropshire. The medieval find represents the 1.5 millionth archaeological object to have been officially unearthed by the public in Britain. Pope Innocent IV, whose papacy began in 1243, used the lead...

Caritas worker warns of disaster in Burkina Faso

A Catholic aid worker has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in Burkina Faso, with over 2 million facing starvation in the face of Islamist attacks and poor harvests. "People have been unable to cultivate their lands, so there've been no harvests, and this has all...

Gospel Choir releases song for Pentecost

Rise Within Us – The Coming of The Spirit is an uplifting song for Pentecost performed by the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir. It’s a ‘Sung Scripture’, which uses a well-known song as a basis, and ad lib singing of the relevant scripture in the gaps.

Performers are being creative in lockdown, as we’ve seen over the past eight weeks, and this high quality arrangement was put together using material from 25 performers singing separately into smartphones at home.

The song is dedicated to the prisoners and staff at HMP Wandsworth.

Rise Within Us’ lyrics and music are by Aaron Lindsay and Israel Houghton and taken from the 2004 live album Live From Another Level, with additional lyrics by Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, based on Acts 2, sung ad lib.

The piece is based on a wonderful song to the Holy Spirit by Israel Houghton, and also contains the substance of the whole second chapter of The Acts of the Apostles, sung ad lib by choir soloists in a way which hopefully draws the listener into the narrative in a new and exciting way.

The recording can be inserted into an online Mass in one of the usual hymn slots, as the chorus is very singable, or can be used as a choir-only piece.

You can download the lyrics at https://bit.ly/2TJaWoy

Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir is a pioneering London-based gospel choir that aims to bring contemporary gospel music into Catholic, Anglican, and other non-Pentecostal churches, and to bring its unique sound to audiences everywhere. It provides gospel music each month at Farm Street Church in Mayfair.

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Medieval pope’s seal discovered in Shropshire

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