Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Laudem Gloriæ

Bl Elizabeth of the Trinity's delight was to be, first on earth and then forever in heaven, "a praise of glory" (cf. Eph. i, 5. 12. 14).  While looking up the EF Mass Propers for St John Bosco (whose OF Mass I attended yester-day), I found his Secret to unexpectedly refer to this:

Súscipe, Dómine, oblatiónem mundam salutáris Hóstiæ, et præsta: ut, te in ómnibus et super ómnia diligéntes, in glóriæ tuæ laudem vívere mereámur. Per.
(Receive, O Lord, the pure oblation of the saving Host, and grant, that, loving Thee in all things and above all things, we may merit to live in praise of Thy glory. Through…)

What an excellent prayer!  Note also the allusion to the great prophecy of Malachi regarding the pure oblation to be offered up from the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same.

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