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The Story Beautiful P. J. MacCorry Paulisto figure 1 figure 2 Let us walk then humbly in His footseps-tue Mightiest among the Holy, the Honest among the Mighty - the Altogether Beautiful over and beyond the Sons of Men. Ames & Rollinson N.Y. Under the management of The Coit Lyceum Bureau Citizens' Building Cleveland, O. Annourcement T HE REV. FR. MAC CORRY, the eminent Paulist missionary and lecturer, of New York, needs no words of introduction to the American public. His work has been before our Catholic and non-Catholic population for many years and speaks trumpet-tongued for itself. His reputation is easily national, his surpassing eloquence having crowded to overflowing the largest church edifices and auditoriums across the country. The Story Beautiful is unquestionably the highest reach of both his artistic and oratorical ability, and has been produced at times on three consecutive nights in the same auditoriums to ever-increasing audiences — a fact, we think, unique on the lecture platform to-day — and which speaks more eloquently than any words of ours of the intrinsic merits of both the man and his work. A new lecture: A Ramble in the Realms of Childhood I N looking for the topic of a new lecture of greatest human interest after The Story Beautiful, Fr. Mac Corry has selected A Ramble in the Realms of Childhood, being an illuminated preachment on the momentous question of the care, the training and the education of the children of the Republic. The sadness and gladness, the pathos and the mirth of childhood chase each other thro his recital with the lightness and fascination of a fugue in the themes of Bach; the entire lecture resolving itself into one of the most powerful pleas for the nobler and higher appreciation of the children of the nation ever heard on the American stage. The exquisite brush of Joseph Hawkes has warmed and tinted into life the hundred studies posed expressly for the present lecture. THE STORY BEAUTIFUL An Art-Musical-Lecture Recital on the Life and Labors of the meek and lowly Nazarene. A big story told in a big, broad way. ILLUMINATED by reproductions in fac-simile colors of the world's greatest modern paintings. THE PAINTINGS illuminating this lecture — more than one hundred in number — are nearly all copyrighted and for the most part unknown in this country, and were colored expressly for THE STORY BEAUTIFUL by Mr. Joseph Hawkes, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The pictures are copied in replica directly from the original canvases as they hang to-day in the great art galleries of America and Europe. They are unquestionably among the finest and most artistic specimens of coloring ever attempted on this side of the water. ACCOMPANIED by an elaborate classical setting of vocal and instrumental music. THE ENSEMBLE An earnest effort to assemble in a single evening the best things that art, music and literature have produced on the Life and Labors of our Saviour. The Musical Setting ALLELUJAH CHORUS — (Messiah) Handel FEAR NOT, O ISRAEL — (Jeremiah VI) Quartet Max Spicker op. 50 PRAISE YE — (Attila) Vocal Trio G. Verdi NOËL — O HOLY NIGHT — Solo-Quartet (Sung at Scene of the Nativity) Adolphe Adam LES RAMEAUX — Solo-Quartet (Triumphal Entry of Christ into Jerusalem) Faure MARCHE FUNÈBRE — Instrumental (The Carrying to the Tomb) Chopin REGINA COELI — Chorus (Scene of the Resurrection) Stearns RECESSIONAL — (Praise Ye the Father) Chorus (March Pontificale) Gounod Some Press Comments Altho the house is in uttler darkness the speaker stands in a halo of soft light, his every gesture and facial expression being visible to the audience. It is quite unlike anything we have seen before upon the subject and brings the life and times of the Messiah up thro the dim azure of the ages until one thinks it must all have happened but a few yesterdays ago.— New York Sun. There is the Oberammergau Passion Play of the Tyrol peasants and 'The Story Beautiful' of this Paulist priest. We have seen them both, and there has been nothing done on this side of the water to approach the latter. It brings the eternal verities down to earth second only to the Passion Play itself.— Sacramento (Cal.) Bee. The lecturer touched the fountain-heads of Art, Music and Literature with his magic wand, and they yielded up the grandest and most precious and the best. His word-painting vied in brilliancy and in some instances won the mastery over the exquisite coloring of the paintings projected on the massive screen.— San Francisco Call. His scathing denunciation of the injustice of the world at the scene of the woman taken in sin—the injustice which stones and erring woman but condones a more sinful man—was like a livid stream of lava, consuming and irresistible in its fiery force.— Anaconda (Mont.) Standard. The receipts of 'The Story Beautiful' last night for the benefit of the good Sisters were two thousand three hundred dollars. What greater words of commendation could be said for the intrinsic merits of the recital or Scranton's appreciation of Fr. Mac Corry's surpassing work.— Scranton (Pa.) Republican. The speaker's complete mastery of that tremendous audience was marvelous. From the sobs of men and women that shook the entire auditorium at the description of Hoffman's 'Virgin in the Tomb' to the thrill and ecstasy of the Resurrection, was but five minutes at most but the transformation was absolute, and smiles of triumph played across the audience thro tear-wet faces.— Record-Herald, Chicago, Ill.
|Title||The story beautiful: P.J. MacCorry, Paulists|
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|Personal Name Subject||MacCorry, P. J.|
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