Quelque jour, après l’espace, les vents, les marées, la gravitation, nous capterons, pour Dieu, les énergies de l’amour.- Et alors, une deuxième fois dans l’histoire du Monde, l’Homme aura trouvé le Feu.
|The Cathedral of Chartres|
Given Teilhard's views on the role of the 'eternal feminine' it was most appropriate that it was performed by female voices, in Notre Dame - Our Lady, who is on the left in our icon. 'Quelque jour' had its premiere in a concert given on the high altar in the Cathedral of Notre Dame on the 21st October, 2011, and later on in the afternoon of the same day it was also performed on the altar of the church of the Madeleine, and the following day (the 22nd October) the piece was performed in the magnificent surroundings of Chartres Cathedral. It does not get better than that! My wife and I attended the first two performances in Paris. Naturally, we thought it was very beautiful, and I am delighted to report that this was also clearly the view of the audiences! I made a few recordings, but sadly they do not do the performance justice, so I hope that we may have a proper recording in time.
It was again so appropriate that the second performance of 'Quelque jour' was given at a Church dedicated to Mary Magdalene - as she also features on the icon. This in turn directed my thoughts to exploring the importance of the BV Mary and Mary Magdalene in our icon. By following these two women I thought I could get closer to understanding the Sacred Heart. And this proved to be the case. ( It was also nice to see Gabriel and Michael as well as Mary Magdalene on the front of La Madeleine! )