Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A Commendation of Oneself
To Our Lady
To Our Lady
O Holy Mary, my sovereign Lady, into thy blessed trust and special custody and into the bosom of thy mercy do I this day and every day, and at the hour of my death, commit my soul and my body; to thee I commit all my hope and happiness, all my anxieties and miseries, my life and the end of my life, that through thy most holy intercession and through thy merits all my actions may be guided and governed according to thine and thy Son's will. Amen.
The Inner Court, 1924 - London
Photo: Danbury, Conn., 1950
Monday, July 11, 2016
|Princess Grace (Kelly) Receiving on her wedding day.|
O My God, should this day happen to be my last, I mean to receive this Communion, as my viaticum. I desire my last nourishment may be the body and blood of my Redeemer Jesus Christ: that my last words may be Jesus, Mary and Joseph, that the last affection of my heart may be an act of pure love, accompanied with unfeigned contrition. Amen.
Notate Bene - 17th Century
Viaticum is a term used especially in the Catholic Church for the Eucharist (Communion) administered, with or without anointing of the sick, to a person who is dying, and is thus a part of the last rites.
|The Wedding Gown|
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Sunday, February 2, 2014
There is no better way for Christian friends to greet and part company than to say , "The Lord be with you." Your friend may rejoin "and with your spirit."
Now you can learn it in the beautiful language of the Church by using the simple translation below. The Latin phrase is in blue with the translation directly beneath. Remember that some words in English are implied in Latin so there is not a word for word translation.
Dóminus, vobíscum. Et cum spíritu tuo.
The Lord you with. And with spirit your.