Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Adoramus Te

Murray downloaded some new music for me, I asked for instrumental or classical. I have a new favorite, Adormamus Te by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526 - 1594).

Then I found words by Saint Francis, who acually wrote them before the music. Not sure how the two go together or if they even do? What I have gathered is both St. Francis and Patestrina had hearts to worship God.

Shortly before his death in October of 1226, St. Francis wrote his Testament which contained his last thoughts concerning the order he founded. In it he urged his followers to remain faithful to the rules of the order and the prayer below is taken from this work. This prayer by St. Francis was inspired by the Antiphon: Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi; quia per sanctam Crucem tuam redemisti mundi, which was part of the Liturgy for Good Friday. This Antiphon has a long and venerable history as a prayer in and of itself. Pope St. Gregory the Great recommended it (Liber Responsalis, PL 78, 805) as did the monk Arnulphe (Documenta Vitae Religiosae, PL 184, 1177).

We Adore Thee (Adoramus Te)

We adore Thee, most holy Lord Jesus Christ, here and in all Thy churches that are in the whole world, and we bless Thee; because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the World. Amen.

Adoramus te, sanctissime Domine Iesu Christe, hic et ad omnes Ecclesias tuas, quae sunt in toto mundo, et benedicimus tibi; quia per sanctam Crucem tuam redemisti mundum. Amen.

Sorry for not posting in such along time, but taking on a full time job for December cut down time spent on the pc.

Still walking and praying however! Walking to work on the 24 was glorious. It was 9 in the morning, it was minus 6 outside, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and people were just starting to wake up. God has been very good to my family this year.

I adore thee Lord Jesus.

rs

1 comment:

Da Katz & Reni said...

The colors on your site are beautiful. If I could get purple in my header versus blue... that would be wonderful.

I always liked St. Francis, because of this legend that animals would flock around him.

katie