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Second Glorious Mystery of the Rosary: the Lord's Ascension

Ascension of Our Lord into heaven

Ascension of Our Lord into heaven

03/05/2016 16:30

(Vatican Radio) "L'Ascension" by Olivier Messiaen was originally written for orchestra in 1933, but transcribed for organ the following year. The third movement was added in the organ version. It's called '"Transports de joie"- Joyful cries of a soul beholding the Glory of Christ which is also its own.

Listen to a a musical meditation presented by Monsignor Philip Whitmore and produced by Veronica Scarisbrick:

03/05/2016 16:30