Thursday, May 22, 2008
O sacrum convivium
O Sacrum Convivium is the antiphon for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Here are the words written by St. Thomas Aquinas. To listen to a setting by Olivier Messiaen, click here.
O sacrum convivium!
in quo Christus sumitur:
recolitur memoria passionis ejus:
mens impletur gratia:
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.
O sacred banquet!
in which Christ is received,
the memory of his Passion is renewed,
the mind is filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory to us is given.