Mandolin Music

Candour, Goodness and Solitude Among her domestic pastimes, we find her devoted at an early age to music, an art that reflected her own style of relating to others, overflowing with innocence. In addition to mastering the piano with ease, she was also fond of the mandolin. Her delicate fingers glided gracefully over the stringed instrument with its mother-of-pearl inlay, a gift from her father which she lovingly cherished for all of her 92 years. (Dona Lucilia p.82) The Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425, Antonio Vivaldi - 1725 The pieces performed by…


Have you Every Experienced Such a Place?

Have you experienced such a place? “Everything in this family runs with the regularity of the great pendulum of the staircase clock, where “tick” is answered by “tock” in an oscillation no hastier at night than during the day.” If you think of all the homes you have visited in the last year, or for that matter in your lifetime, how many could you honestly say were of the level that Fr. Royo Marin, OP, is referring to in chapter 3 of Dona Lucilia when he speaks…

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