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Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Denton featured in TV series

‘Nebraska Stories’ to include chart-topping Gregorian chant Feb. 1

LINCOLN (SNR/NET) – The popular NET television series “Nebraska Stories” continues at 8 p.m. CT Feb. 1, with several new stories including music from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton.

In “New Ears for Ancient Music,” seminarians near Denton practice an ancient form of daily worship – Gregorian chanting. Several priests who graduated from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary recently came together to release a recording of these chants which topped the classical musical charts.

“Requiem,” by the Fraternity, features many of the 80 seminarians and recently-ordained priests singing a traditional Latin funeral Mass. It’s produced by Montfort Music, a label that focuses on sacred music.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the North American seminary for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right canonically established by Pope St. John Paul II in 1988. The particular charism and mission of the Fraternity is to offer the sacred liturgy, including the Holy Mass and the Divine Office, as well as the sacraments, in all of their traditional solemnity, according to the Latin liturgical books of 1962. The Fraternity’s priests serve the faithful under the direction of the local bishop and within the guidelines of the Fraternity’s constitution. The Fraternity established Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton in 2000.

Additional stories in the NET series will include features on Midland University’s e-sports scholarship for gamers, “Unadilla Bill” Groundhog Day festivities, memories of a country school in Otoe County, and “Crazy Horse Camp” from Ponca State Park with young Native Americans learning to shoot arrows with a traditional handmade bow.

In its ninth season, “Nebraska Stories” explores who we are as Nebraskans and features a variety of topics including art, nature, food, science and history. The Thursday 8 p.m. program is repeated Mondays at 8 p.m. CT on NET. The series can also be accessed on Facebook, by downloading the NET Nebraska App and at netNebraska.org/nebraskastories.

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