Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Corpus Christi

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."

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