Monday, May 24, 2010

Br. Alphonsus Mary of the Little Brothers of Carmel

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  1. This is beautiful.
    May the Heart of Jesus, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar in all the tabernacles of the world, be praised, adored and loved at every moment, even until the end of time. Amen.

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  2. Maria9:42 PM

    I love this hymna little history..

    Ave Verum Corpus natum is a short Eucharistic hymn dating from the
    14th century and attributed to Pope Innocent VI (d 1362). During the Middle Ages it was sung at the elevation of the Host during the consecration. It was also used frequently during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The text below is one of the four variants of the hymn that have come down to us.


    AVE verum Corpus natum
    De Maria Virgine:
    Vere passum, immolatum
    In cruce pro homine:
    Cuius latus perforatum
    Fluxit aqua et sanguine:
    Esto nobis praegustatum
    Mortis in examine.
    O Iesu dulcis!
    O Iesu pie!
    O Iesu Fili Mariae. Amen.

    HAIL, true Body, truly born
    Of the Virgin Mary mild
    Truly offered, wracked and torn,
    On the Cross for all defiled,
    From Whose love pierced, sacred side
    Flowed Thy true Blood's saving tide:
    Be a foretaste sweet to me
    In my death's great agony.
    O my loving, Gentle One,
    Sweetest Jesus,
    Mary's Son. Amen.

    Isn't it amazing how this endures, over centuries and centuries?

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