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Welcome to the Gueranger Blog! You have stumbled across the notebook I use to record my thoughts as I read through Dom Prosper Gueranger's 15-volume set, The Liturgical Year. I do not have any special expertise in liturgy, but I have some general knowledge of Catholic theology and an enthusiasm for Gueranger's magnum opus. Think of it as the Liturgical Year fan site!

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A Gueranger by any other name....

Canisius | 20 May, 2007 13:58

I was at dinner last Thursday with the chair of our music department, a candidate for our music department, and a couple of theologians. Both of the musicians are interested in Solesmes, the monastary founded by Gueranger, because to this day it is the authoritative center of Gregorian Chant. At the mention of Solesmes, I mentioned that I have a personal devotion to Dom Gueranger.

"Oh, you mean 'Guer-awn-jay'?", they corrected me.

"Right", I said, "yes, however you say it."

So, for the record, if you try to impress someone with your knowledge of this arcane figure in the history of modern liturgy, don't say "Gueranger" like an American; say "Guer-awn-jay" like the French do!


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