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Solesmes

(sôlĕm`), village (1993 est. pop. 1,284), Sarthe dept., NW France. Its famous Benedictine Abbey de Saint-Pierre de Solesmes (founded 1010) was a pilgrimage site and led in the revival of the pure Gregorian chant (see plainsongplainsong
or plainchant,
the unharmonized chant of the medieval Christian liturgies in Europe and the Middle East; usually synonymous with Gregorian chant, the liturgical music of the Roman Catholic Church.
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). The abbey church contains invaluable 15th- and 16th-century sculptures.
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The erudite revival of liturgical chant championed by the Monks of Solesmes is well known, but a revival of chant was also underway in German areas, in the Cecilian movement, when Schneider presented Hildegard's "O virga ac diadema" in 1857.
The scholarly work of the monks of Solesmes, beginning in 1880, inaugurated an all-out assault, which lasted for the next 50 years, on the established pronunciation norms of French Latin.
It is this experience that so moved Simone Weil at Solesmes in 1938, where she found "a pure and perfect joy in the unimaginable beauty of the chanting and the words.
The information she has uncovered provides new insight into how the Solesmes editions of Gregorian chant came to have the privileged status they have today in the Roman Catholic Church.
Le climat conciliaire, evoque dans la deuxieme sequence du colloque intitulee << Au cLur de l'evenement conciliaire >>, ne pouvait manquer, en effet, d'inflechir le vecu des communautes et des personnes engagees dans la vie consacree, ne serait-ce qu'en priant pour le concile comme dans les monasteres feminins polonais (Agata Mirek), en se preoccupant de ses enjeux majeurs, tel l'Lcumenisme confie par la congregation de Solesmes a la sollicitude de l'abbaye de Liguge (Lucien-Jean Bord), ou en accueillant ses acteurs a Rome meme, a l'exemple des SLurs grises de Sainte-Elisabeth (Regina Heyder).
El cambio de la edicion oficial del canto gregoriano de la editorial Pustet/Ratisbona a la de Solesmes en la epoca del Motu proprio".
Augustine's Seminary in Scarborough, Ontario, in 1916 and, after ordination in 1922, studied Gregorian chant in New York with Dom Mocquereau at the Plus X School and later in France at Solesmes Abbey.
For Weil, in actual fact, the recitation of poetry had "the virtue of a prayer" precisely at the moment of one of her powerful conversion experiences, suggesting its privileged position within her understanding of prayer (Miles 19): while at a Benedictine monastery in Solesmes in January of 1938, as Miles recounts, Weil was introduced to the seventeenth-century English metaphysical poets and to George Herbert's "Love (III)," in particular, by a young Catholic Englishman (19).
His Distinguished Service Order medal for conspicuous gallantry and initiative was earned during the operations east of Solesmes from the October 23-26 1918.