Stay With Me Lord…

Featured Image – Public Domain – The altar of Padre Pio’s church in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy. Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You. Stay with me, Lord, […]

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Salutarius Hostia

O salutaris Hostia Quae caeli pandis ostium: Bella premunt hostilia, Da robur, fer auxilium. Uni trinoque Domino Sit sempiterna gloria, Qui vitam sine termino Nobis donet in patria. Amen. O saving Victim, open wide The gate of heaven to us below,Our foes press on from every side;Your aid supply, your strength bestow. To your great […]

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Pange Lingua

St. Thomas Aquinas Sing, my tongue, the Savior’s glory,of His flesh the mystery sing;of the Blood, all price exceeding,shed by our immortal King,destined, for the world’s redemption,from a noble womb to spring. Of a pure and spotless Virginborn for us on earth below,He, as Man, with man conversing,stayed, the seeds of truth to sow;then He […]

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Tantum Ergo Sacramentum

This beautiful hymn is by St.Thomas Aquinas. It forms part of a longer hymn titled Pange lingua. If you are sick and in the hospital I hope that these beautiful words bring comfort to you. Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui:Et antiquum documentumNovo cedat ritui:Praestet fides supplementumSensuum defectui. Genitori, GenitoqueLaus et jubilatio,Salus, honor, virtus quoqueSit et […]

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Blessed John Paul II

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he […]

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