The Voices of St. Peter Claver

The Catholic Media Convention in New Orleans last week featured some great music, including jazz trios and street performers. But my personal favorite came from Veronica Downs-Dorsey and the Voices of Peter Claver, a Catholic choir from the city's St. Peter Claver Church. These men and women provided Gospel music for the opening Mass of the Convention, and their powerful voices prompted admiration from many, including Peter Finney Jr., executive editor of the Clarion Herald. "This church was rebuilt because of its shaky foundations," he said of Immaculate Conception Church, where the Mass was celebrated. "After this Mass, we may have to check the foundations again."

Listen to a short recording from the Mass here.

Advertisement

Kerry Weber

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

Advertisement

The latest from america

Psychedelics can blur the line between science and spirituality—but Christian mysticism cannot be studied.
Terrance KleinJanuary 17, 2019
The extensive New York Times series in support of legal abortion unfolds as if the last 46 years of the abortion debate following Roe v. Wade never happened and did not need to.
​Helen AlvaréJanuary 17, 2019
In 1983, Sri Lanka descended into a bitter and prolonged ethnic conflict. Harry Miller, S.J., then almost 60, was thrust into a new role as witness, advocate, intermediary and protector not only for his students but for anyone in Batticaloa who sought his help.
Jeannine GuthrieJanuary 17, 2019
I have found that praying 15 minutes every day is an important form of self-care.
Michael R. Lovell January 16, 2019