One of our reading assignments for this week was the sequence Thomas composed for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Lauda Sion Salvatorem.
What are your favorite lines from the text?
Thou who knowest all things and
canst do all things, who here feedest us mortals, make us there be
Thy guests, the co-heirs, and companions of the heavenly citizens.
“This is the dogma given to
Christians, that bread is changed into Flesh and wine into Blood.
What thou dost not understand, what thou dost not see, a lively faith
confirms in a supernatural manner.”
“Lo, the Bread of Angels is made
the food of earthly pilgrims: truly it is the Bread of children, let
it not be cast to dogs. It was prefigured in types,—when Isaac
was immolated, when the Paschal Lamb was sacrificed, when Mann was
given to the fathers.”
"...feed us and protect us: make us see good
things in the land of the living."