Monday, December 11, 2006

Salve Regina

Dulce Marie by Miguel Martinez
On this eve of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I just returned home after the annual Advent dinner hosted by Bishop Olmsted for the priests ministering in the Diocese of Phoenix. We ended our evening with the chanting of the Salve Regina. I have always been touched by this chant, yet especially so this evening with over 100 male voices intoning the ancient hymn.

Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae,
Vita dulcedo et spes nostra salve.
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes, in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eja ergo advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et Jesum benedictum fructum ventris tui
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine it to be a moving experience. Hope dinner was dandy as well.
Will look for the CD>

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is good for you to get together with other priests. There is a word that describes the friendship of priests, but darned if I can find it -- or recall it -- at this moment.

8:27 AM  

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